3 November 1996
A SET OF 'FOUR SEASONS' KESI PANELS
Each kesi slit tapestry woven in shades of pink, brown and green to depict small birds flying and perched among the flowers of the four seasons, the first, Spring, with peony, magnolia and peach blossom, the second, Summer, depicting rose, lily, hydrangea and willow, the third, Autumn, represented by chrysanthemum and begonia, and the last, Winter, with narcissus, camelia and orchid (minor repairs)
13 in. (33 cm.) x 49 in. (125 cm.), framed and glazed (4)
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Heaven's Embroidered Cloths, One Thousand Years of Chinese Textiles, Joint exhibition by the Urban Council and the O.C.S. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1995, Catalogue, pl. 10.
This set of 'four seasons' panels designed in the refined literati taste are contrasted with the powerful imagery of the dragons in robes and hangings acquired to show status.
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
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