18th century-19th century (made)


Length: 23 cm, Width: 53.5 cm, Length: 9 in, Width: 21 in

T.26-1935 EAS

Fragment, silk satin brocaded with coloured silks and gold thread, Suzhou, China, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century.

Fragment of silk satin brocaded with coloured silks and gold thread. On an orange satin ground is a band of brocaded pattern consisting of alternating roundels composed of a dragon and floral devices, and palmettes composed of the sceptre-head (ruyi) symbol. The dragons are mainly in gold (gilt-paper wound round a silk core); the other brocading colours are green, pink, mauve, yellow, blue and black. The inscription is brocaded in orange silk and runs across the piece above two bands of plain weaving.

Registered File number 1934/274.

Given by Mess'rs S. M. Franck and Co. Ltd.

Location: In Storage

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