Woven Gardens, the Jim Dixon Collection for sale at Skinner

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Skinners next carpet specialist live auction “Woven Gardens Jim Dixon Collection” will take place 4 May 2022 at 12 pm. in Boston. Previews by appointment from 29 April to 3 May.

Many of Dixon’s pieces are at least two hundred years old, and some are much older. Collectors of Kurdish, Anatolian, Turkmen, Caucasian, Chinese, Tibetan, and East Turkestan rugs will find offerings from the Jim Dixon collection. Some of the pieces are in excellent condition, and some are well-worn fragments. The highlight of this auction is lot 50, a ca. 1600 Ming Imperial Dragon Carpet with an estimate of $200,000 – $300,000.

Lot 101. Khotan Rug, East Turkestan, first half of 19th century, pomegranates in a vase on a deep blue field with subtle abrash, borders of coral-red and light blue, 4 ft. 2 in. x 8 ft. The Jim Dixon Collection, to benefit the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Estimate $2,000-3,000
Lot 92. Shirvan Prayer Rug, Caucasus, c. 1820 or earlier, large-scale alternate facing botehs and a curved mihrab, five animals residing at the bottom of the dark indigo field, 3 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 7 in. The Jim Dixon Collection, to benefit the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Estimate $2,500-4,000
Lot 97. Kuba Rug, Caucasus, c. 1880, overall field design in red, rose, blue, and teal on a black field, multi-colored geometric elements throughout, 4 ft. x 6 ft. 3 in. The Jim Dixon Collection, to benefit the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Estimate $2,000-3,000
Lot 79. Kazak Rug, Caucasus or Anatolia, c. 1850 spacious medallion on tomato red field, white outer border with large-scale geometric forms, geometric figures in the field, 3 ft. 10 in x 5 ft. 4 in. The Jim Dixon Collection, to benefit the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Estimate $3,000-5,000
Lot 50. Ming Imperial Dragon Carpet, China, c. 1600, forward-facing dragon wrapped around a flaming pearl floating on a field of clouds, 11 ft. 4 in. x 11 ft. 11 in. The Jim Dixon Collection, to benefit the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Estimate $200,000 – $300,000

The catalogue for “Woven Gardens, Jim Dixon Collection” 4 May 2022 can be found online at www.skinnerinc.com. More rugs from the Jim Dixon Collection will be sold at the online auction Rugs & textiles, Jim Dixon Collection which ends 5 May.

Location and more information: Skinner, 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116



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