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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 577

    A RED-GROUND EMBROIDERED SILK 'CELEBRATION' COVER

    CIRCA 1800

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    A RED-GROUND EMBROIDERED SILK 'CELEBRATION' COVER
    CIRCA 1800
    The cover is embroidered with a central roundel comprised of gilt couched kui dragons, surrounded by bats and lotus scrolls in coloured silk threads. The upper part is embroidered with a pair of phoenixes, while a pair of dragons emerge from foaming waves below. It is bordered by a band of blue silk embroidered with antiquities and Buddhist symbols. The reverse is lined with blue silk.
    35 7/8 x 41 ¾ in. (91 x 106 cm.)


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