19 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000
A RARE PAIR OF EMBROIDERED TEMPLE BANNERS
Each composed of a central yellow panel suspending two navy blue silk satin streamers with pointed ends, stitched together and flanked by two outer streamers of rust silk, each component finely worked in satin stitch with various blossoming sprays of flowers and fruit, including finger citrus, the central yellow panel with archaistic scroll design interlaced with blossoming peonies, all mounted at the top with a cloud-shaped capital with blue and gold brocade border enclosing a yellow silk brocade decorated with flowers
Each 58½ in. (147.3 cm.) long (2)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Sotheby's, Belgravia, late 1970s.
Orlando, Epcot Center, Artistry in Silk: Four Centuries of Chinese Textiles, 1983-1984, pl. 3.
International Academic Director Rosemary Scott peels back the layers of meaning in peonies, jasmine, morning glories and more
Why our specialist had to advise their owner to sit down before explaining what they might be worth
Kate Hunt on finding and reading reign marks, their history and how to tell genuine fakes from ‘apocryphal’ marks
‘Made in China’ was once the ultimate mark of sophistication for Western porcelain enthusiasts, as specialist Becky MacGuire ex..