A Superb Chinese Satin Embroidered European-Subject Coverlet, Guangzhou
A Superb Chinese Satin Embroidered European-Subject Coverlet, Guangzhou
A Superb Chinese Satin Embroidered European-Subject Coverlet, Guangzhou

A Superb Chinese Satin Embroidered European-Subject Coverlet, Guangzhou

c. 1730 to c. 1740 China

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£35,000 gbp
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Embroidered in coloured silks on an Imperial yellow ground, with a central large peony bloom flanked by four peacock/eagle like birds with outstretched wings and talons supporting baskets of fruit and flowers surrounded by a further eight phoenix-like birds with outstretched wings, the field with luxuriant blooms separated at each corner with an elaborate pendant scroll incorporating a large scallop shell motif interlaced with hibiscus, peony and asters, all within a further border each side containing an arrangement of cornucopia issuing pomegranates, lilies, peonies, asters around a pineapple-like flourish, interspersed at each corner with a cherub's head scrollwork pendant terminating in a peony bloom flanked by two European servants, wearing red jackets and blue breaches playing hunting horns with white banners, yellow tasselled fringe.
Portuguese private collection
Dimensions
Width 250.00 cm (98.43 inches)
Stock Code
1520
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