15 - 16 March 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MYRNA AND SAM MYERS
AN EMBROIDERED PALE YELLOW 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 interspersed with bats and Buddhist emblems above crashing waves, all worked in blue, ochre, green, and red silk thread.
11 ½ in. (29.2 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. 14.
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