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    Sale 2611

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1924

    A KESI ALBUM LEAF MOUNTED AS A SCR0LL

    Price Realised  

    A KESI ALBUM LEAF MOUNTED AS A SCR0LL
    QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

    The finely worked kesi silk album leaf depicts a bird on a bough of a flowering magnolia tree, woven in subtle tones of grey, pink, ivory and blue, the subtle shading of the magnolia petals and the stippled turquoise moss on the branches particularly finely detailed
    12½ x 10 3/8 in. (31 x 26.5 cm.), mounted as a hanging scroll


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    Compare a kesi album leaf with similar magnolia flowers, dated to the Qianlong period, illustrated in Zhixiu Shuhua, Gugong Bowuyuan Cang Zhenpin Quanji, Embroidered Pictures, the Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2005, pl.96.1.

    Pre-Lot Text

    TEXTILES FROM THE COLLECTION OF LINDA WRIGGLESWORTH