15 - 16 March 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MYRNA AND SAM MYERS
AN EMBROIDERED MIDNIGHT-BLUE SILK DRAGON ROUNDEL
The roundel is worked in couched gold thread with a leaping, five-clawed, front-facing dragon protecting a flaming pearl amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds above crashing waves, all worked in blue, gold, peach, ochre, red, and green silk thread.
10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) diam., mounted
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A nearly identical roundel is published by J. E. Vollmer, Silks for Thrones and Altars: Chinese Costumes and Textiles from the Liao Through the Qing dynasty, Myrna Myers, Paris, 2003, p. 40, no. 15.
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