• Lot 1558

    AN EMBROIDERED SCROLL

    Price Realised  

    AN EMBROIDERED SCROLL
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH 19TH CENTURY

    Finely embroidered with an egret wading in shallow water, beside a lush embankment with peony, osmanthus, reeds and other flowering plants with an ornamental rock, two small birds are shown in flight at the upper left corner, the silk threads used in tones of blue, green, russet and cream worked in satin stitch with the pair of flowers below the peony embellished with seed pearls whilst the centers of other flowers are enhanced with tiny Peking knots
    24 1/8 x 13 1/4 in. (61 x 34 cm.), mounted as a hanging scroll


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    Compare similar examples in Zhixiu Shuhua, Gugong Bowuyuan Cang Zhenpin Quanji, Embroidered Pictures, the Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2005, plate 33 and Guoli Gugong Bowuyuan Cixiu, Embroidery in the Collection of the National Palace Museum, Gakken, Tokyo, 1970, plate 36.

    Pre-Lot Text

    TEXTILES FROM THE COLLECTION OF LINDA WRIGGLESWORTH