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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

    A FINE LARGE KESI HANGING SCROLL

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FINE LARGE KESI HANGING SCROLL
    18TH CENTURY
    Finely woven with a scene of Xiwangmu seated on a phoenix descending from the sky to greet Shoulao and his attendants, within a celestial setting of terraced pavilions with deer, crane, waterfalls and layered rocks dotted with peach, pine and ruyi amidst vaporous clouds, all picked out in shades of blue, green, rust, cream and brown, some of the details painted, primarily in black, all against a graduated russet-coloured ground
    72¼ x 35¼ in. (183.4 x 89.4 cm.)


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