22 - 23 March 2012
AN EMBROIDERED NOBLEMAN'S SQUARE OF A DRAGON
Worked entirely in gold and silver couched thread of various shades with a full-face dragon leaping around a flaming pearl amidst dense ruyi-shaped clouds above rolling waves bordered by rocks above a gold and silver lishui stripe, with some details in red and pink Peking knot and turquoise thread, all within a border of angular dragon scroll and shou characters
11 5/8 x 12 in. (29.5 x 30.5 cm.), mounted, lucite frame
Linda Wrigglesworth, London.
Valery M. Garrett Collection.
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V.M. Garrett, Mandarin Squares: Mandarins and their Insignia, Oxford, 1990, cover and pl. 4.
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