London, South Kensington
12 May 2015
AN APRICOT-GROUND BROCADE TABLE FRONTAL
The valence is decorated in coloured and gilt threads with a central shou character flanked by two double gourds. The frontal is decorated with a shaped panel enclosing a pavilion amongst waves below bats, peaches and a wan symbol, all above two Buddhist lions separated by a wave band. The decoration is reserved on a geometric ground enclosing auspicious symbols.
39 ½ in. (100.3 cm.) wide; 35 3/8 in. (90 cm.) long
By repute, the Collection of Gordon Creighton, British Consul to Nanjin in the 1920s and 1930s.
Property from a private UK collection, acquired in November 2005.
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