• The Imperial Sale / Important  auction at Christies

    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3247

    AN IMPERIAL EMBROIDERED YELLOW SATIN KANG COVER

    QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH-EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    AN IMPERIAL EMBROIDERED YELLOW SATIN KANG COVER
    QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH-EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The cover is finely embroidered in satin stitch and couched to depict a central shaped medallion of bats and stylised ruyi heads enclosing two boxes and lilies with gold detailing surrounded by a dense stylised lotus scrolls framed by a rectangular cartouche, with further lotus scrolls on the border, all backed in yellow damask.
    68 x 88 in. (176 x 220 cm.)


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    Easton Neston, Northamptonshire is an impressive and grand Baroque mansion designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661-1736) for Sir William Fermor (1648-1711), later Lord Leominster. It remained the seat of Baron Fermor-Hesketh until 2005 when the house and its contents were sold.

    The combination of lily and box conveys the wish for marital bliss, bai nian hao he, 'May you have one hundred years of good union'.

    Provenance

    Frederick, 2nd Baron Hesketh (1916-1935)
    Sold at Sotheby's Easton Neston house sale, 19 May 2005, lot 1121


    Saleroom Notice

    The dating of this lot should read: QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

    此拍品名稱應為:
    清 御製明黃地緞繡百年好合炕床被面