London, South Kensington
4 November 2014
Private English Collection, acquired by the current owner's great grandmother prior to 1935 for her Sheffield residence, The Mount, then by descent.
A LARGE SILK PINK-GROUND EMBROIDERED 'HUNDRED BIRDS' HANGING
It is embroidered with the auspicious 'Hundred Birds' design including an eagle, peacock, mandarin rock, crane and quail amongst rocks, reeds, peonies, prunus and bamboo, all within a pale blue border worked in couched gilt with peonies on leafy scrolls.
15ft 6½ in. by 6ft 6 ¼ in. (474 cm. x 199 cm.) overall
Acquired by the current owner's great grandmother prior to 1935 for her Sheffield residence, The Mount, then by descent.
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