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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 674

    FOUR IMPERIAL SILK DRAGON ROUNDELS

    18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    FOUR IMPERIAL SILK DRAGON ROUNDELS
    18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Comprising a pair of kesi apricot-ground roundels with front-facing five-clawed dragons amidst auspicious emblems and above rockwork and crashing waves; a midnight-blue ground roundel with a five-clawed front-facing dragon worked in couched gold thread above crashing waves and amidst scrolling clouds worked in satin stitch; and a roundel of midnight-blue ground with a four-clawed front-facing dragon worked in couched gold thread amidst clouds and waves worked in satin stitch with couched gold thread borders
    11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm.), 11 15/16 in. (30.3 cm.), 12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) diam. (4)


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    Provenance

    John Eric Riis, Atlanta.