This third-quarter 19th century Peking Chinese Oriental carpet measures 9’1” X 15’5”. This is a very interesting Peking Chinese rug with a dragon and bat motif. And to keep things from getting too dull, they threw in a center medallion of two phoenix birds standing on one leg with the other leg extending outward, on a rockery separated by a white carnation. At either end of the field there is a very sinuously drawn five toed dragon chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom surrounded by cloud and bat motifs. In each corner is a large symbol for Shou, the Chinese character for happiness and long life. Each of these symbols are surrounded by five ivory bats, also symbols of good fortune. All of this is taking place on a field of deep blue. The minor border consists of cloud formations in light brown, white, and dark brown, some outlined in blue on a very deeply saturated ground. The major border is medium dark chocolate brown with symbols of ancient money separated by a sprig of flowers. The rug is in excellent condition. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $200.