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A PAIR OF EMBROIDERED YELLOW-GROUND SLEEVE BANDS
MID-19TH CENTURY
Each worked in Peking knot with a phoenix and a basket amidst peonies, magnolia and other flowers, all outlined in gold-wrapped thread on a golden-yellow silk damask ground
21 7/8 x 4 in . (55.8 x 10.2 cm.), framed and glazed (2)

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The combination of the phoenix (feng) and peony (fuguihua) expresses the wish for wealth, rank and good fortune (fugui jixiang). See T. T. Bartholomew, Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art, The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2006, p.160, no. 6.37.

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