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    Sale 2611

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1922

    A PAIR OF SEED PEARL AND CORAL EMBROIDERED SCROLLS

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF SEED PEARL AND CORAL EMBROIDERED SCROLLS
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

    The pair of honey-coloured silk panels finely embroidered in a satin stitch technique, the silk threads in tones of blue, green, russet, and cream, some details on the tree trunks and branches are highlighted in ink, one with swallows flying amid a flowering pomegranate tree growing from behind taihu rocks, the other one shows a pair of birds perched on the willow tree above a flowering bush and rocks; the orchids are encrusted with seed pearls and the roses and a cluster of lingzhi fungus is enhanced in Peking knots and embellished with coral beads
    91 x 24 in. (231 x 61 cm.), mounted as a hanging scroll
    89¼ x 24 in. (227 x 61 cm.), mounted as a hanging scroll
    (2)


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    Compare an example dated to the same period, similar in composition and subject but on blue silk illustrated in Zhixiu Shuhua, Gugong Bowuyuan Cang Zhenpin Quanji, Embroidered Pictures, the Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2005, plate 58.

    Pre-Lot Text

    TEXTILES FROM THE COLLECTION OF LINDA WRIGGLESWORTH