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A PAIR OF COUNTED STITCH TEMPLE BANNERS
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A PAIR OF COUNTED STITCH TEMPLE BANNERS

LATE QING DYNASTY

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A PAIR OF COUNTED STITCH TEMPLE BANNERS
LATE QING DYNASTY
Each hanging comprises four narrow panels that are finely embroidered with geometric patterns in counted stitch in blue, white, yellow and black, each terminating in a pointed end and mounted at the top with a cloud-shaped capital decorated with a pattern of florets within diamond-shaped borders.
39 in. (99 cm.) long
Provenance
James D. Tigerman (1951-2004) Collection (by repute).

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For a pair of temple banners of this type comprised of multicolored silk damask strips pendent from a cloud-shaped plaque see R.D. Jacobsen, Imperial Silks; Ch'ing Dynasty Textiles in the Minneapolis Museum of Arts, 2000, vol. II, pp. 988-9, no. 489. See, also, a pair of embroidered temple banners from the collection of Linda Wrigglesworth, sold at Christie’s New York, The Imperial Wardrobe: Fine Chinese Costume and Textiles from the Linda Wrigglesworth Collection, 19 March 2008, lot 141.

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