• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2108

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

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 141

    A RARE PAIR OF EMBROIDERED TEMPLE BANNERS

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE PAIR OF EMBROIDERED TEMPLE BANNERS
    18TH CENTURY
    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)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Provenance

    Sotheby's, Belgravia, late 1970s.


    Exhibited

    Orlando, Epcot Center, Artistry in Silk: Four Centuries of Chinese Textiles, 1983-1984, pl. 3.