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    Sale 2611

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1919

    A SEED PEARL EMBROIDERED SROLL

    Price Realised  

    A SEED PEARL EMBROIDERED SROLL
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Very finely embroidered with the Daoist deity Magu dressed in ancient style robes, the silk threads in tones of blue, russet, cream and black, intricately embroidered with laid work over the skirt and the basket, her shoulders draped with a cape of feathers worked in a satin stitch technique, in one hand she carries a basket of peaches, and the other lingzhi fungus, both are food of the immortals, each detailed in tiny Peking knots, above her is a crane in flight, another symbol of longevity, embellished with seed pearls
    23¾ x 13½ in.(60 x 34 cm.), mounted as a hanging scroll


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    Compare an example illustrated in Zhixiu Shuhua, Gugong Bowuyuan Cang Zhenpin Quanji, Embroidered Pictures, the Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2005, pl.1.3. p.195.

    Pre-Lot Text

    TEXTILES FROM THE COLLECTION OF LINDA WRIGGLESWORTH