Antique Chinese silk Embroidered panel
Antique Chinese silk Embroidered panel
Antique Chinese silk Embroidered panel
Antique Chinese silk Embroidered panel

Period of QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

Antique Chinese silk Embroidered panel

c. 1870 China

Offered by Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques

£395 gbp
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Chinese Silk Antique Panel from a chair cover, from the back.
Embroidery on satanised dark blue silk with excellent stitch work and colour.
the Embroidery shows a deer standing on a mound with Peony. Chrysanthemums and prunus blossom.
The deer was considered to be the companion of Shou Lao the god of longevity. The deer was thought to be the only animal capable of finding the magic mushroom which delivered longevity and immortality. The deer here is embroidered standing by a ruyi headed mushroom - the magic mushroom. The Deer was also the animal to represent filial piety
The peonies, chrysanthemums, lotus and prunus blossom represent the four seasons.
the Deer is also the emblem of a Chinese official's salary. the dark blue is associated with a fourth rank court Mandarin
perfect and framed
From a private collection
Dimensions
External Height 35.00 cm (13.78 inches)
External Width 52.00 cm (20.47 inches)
Stock Code
5820
Medium
Chinese silk
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