A FINE IMPERIAL YELLOW SILK BROCADE CLOTH OF STATE

QIANLONG

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A FINE IMPERIAL YELLOW SILK BROCADE CLOTH OF STATE
Qianlong
Finely woven on the main rectangular field with nine five-clawed dragons: three frontal dragons arranged vertically at the center, bordered by three leaping dragons in profile on either side; the dragons woven in gold thread surrounded by vaporous clouds and flaming pearls picked out in salmon, blue, green and cream and reserved on a golden-yellow satin ground, all above a narrow band of the terrestrial diagram at the hem and below a dark blue-ground panel at the top similarly woven with two striding dragons confronting a central frontal dragon
89 x 60in. (226 x 152.4cm.)