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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 575

    A YELLOW-GROUND SILK EMBROIDERED 'DRAGON' ALTAR FRONTAL

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A YELLOW-GROUND SILK EMBROIDERED 'DRAGON' ALTAR FRONTAL
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The frontal is decorated with a gilt front-facing five-clawed dragon surrounded by four striding dragons amongst cloud scrolls above foaming waves with Buddhist symbols. The upper frieze is decorated with further dragons.
    33 x 56 ¾ in. (84 x 144 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the vendor's grandfather in the early 1900s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION