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AN IMPERIAL YELLOW EMBROIDERED SILK CUSHION

QIANLONG

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AN IMPERIAL YELLOW EMBROIDERED SILK CUSHION
Qianlong
Of kidney shape, finely worked in satin stitch, Peking knot and couched gold thread with a large central peony surrounded by further peony borne on leafy, foliate tendrils intertwined with squared geometric scroll and enclosed by a key-pattern band at the edge, the narrow sides further decorated with bats amidst clouds and further flower scroll, all picked out in shades of green, blue, pale orange and white and reserved on a golden yellow ground, the reverse with yellow brocade backing
19in. (50.2cm.) across
Provenance
Formerly in the collection of Prince Giovanni Del Drago
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