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    Sale 2108

    The Imperial Wardrobe: Fine Chinese Costume And Textiles From The Linda Wrigglesworth Collection

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 137

    A KESI RED-GROUND DRAGON PANEL

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A KESI RED-GROUND DRAGON PANEL
    18TH CENTURY
    Woven with a large front-facing four-clawed mang dragon with large eyes under bushy brows leaping around a flaming pearl amidst clouds and water motifs, all picked out in bold shades of green, blue, salmon, black, yellow and gold threads on a rich coral-red ground, the brows of the dragon picked out in peacock feather filaments
    19 x 22 in. (48 x 56 cm.), mounted


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    The panel has been re-used as part of a ritual textile in Tibet, possibly as part of a ceremonial apron. Originally, it may have been a chair cover.

    Provenance

    Purchased Europe, 2001.