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    Sale 2108

    The Imperial Wardrobe: Fine Chinese Costume And Textiles From The Linda Wrigglesworth Collection

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 64

    TWO FAN CASES

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO FAN CASES
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    One finely embroidered on one side with a flock of cranes and a pine tree, the reverse with a flock of birds pecking at the ground, perched on a rock, and swooping amidst a wisteria vine, with a black and white woven edging; the other embroidered and worked in counted stitch on a couched gold-thread ground on one side with a pair of cranes and a deer below a pine tree, and on the reverse with a cabbage and tree peony, with woven blue-green edging
    11¾ in. (30 cm.) long (2)


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    The first fan case is embroidered in a style very similar to one in the Victoria & Albert Museum, illustrated by V. Wilson, Chinese Dress, London, 1989, p. 71 (second from left).

    Provenance

    Both purchased London, one 1977, the other 1978.