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Embroidered Altar Hanging

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2885B
Lot:
402
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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2885B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 19, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Embroidered Altar Hanging, China, possibly 17th/18th century, depicting a five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl, amongst ruyi-shaped cloud formations and above a border of crashing waves and earth, with five gold peonies over the waves below and surrounded by the "Eight Daoist Emblems" and a bat holding two coins in its mouth, the dragon embroidered in couched gold threads with satin stitch details over floral silk brocade, in a silk covered frame, 34 x 55 in.
Estimate $1,200-1,500

Fading, water damage, some areas damaged/torn, with many loose and lost threads.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, Brocade, Chinese art, Chinese culture, Embroidery, Goldwork, Ruyi, Satin stitch, Silk

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