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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 58

    A PAIR OF EMBROIDERED YELLOW-GROUND SLEEVE BANDS

    MID-19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF EMBROIDERED YELLOW-GROUND SLEEVE BANDS
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    Each worked in Peking knot with a phoenix and a basket amidst peonies, magnolia and other flowers, all outlined in gold-wrapped thread on a golden-yellow silk damask ground
    21 7/8 x 4 in . (55.8 x 10.2 cm.), framed and glazed (2)


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    The combination of the phoenix (feng) and peony (fuguihua) expresses the wish for wealth, rank and good fortune (fugui jixiang). See T. T. Bartholomew, Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art, The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2006, p.160, no. 6.37.