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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 673

    A SILK EMBROIDERED HANDSCROLL DEPICTING SWALLOWS

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A SILK EMBROIDERED HANDSCROLL DEPICTING SWALLOWS
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The scroll is finely embroidered with four swallows flying amidst flowering prunus and chrysanthemum branches, with a poetic inscription to one side with three seals. There are a further three collector's seals to the bottom corners of the scroll.
    71 in. (180.3 cm.) long x 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high


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    Compare the current lot to a Ming dynasty (1368-1644) embroidered hanging scroll, part of a set of four, also depicting swallows amidst prunus, illustrated in Heavens' Embroidered Cloths: One Thousand Years of Chinese Textiles, Hong Kong, 1995, pp. 348-349, no. 124.