Cushion cover

18th century-19th century (made)

Unknown

Length: 29 in, Width: 16.75 in

T.142-1917 EAS

Cushion cover of brocaded silk satin in silks and gold thread, China, 18th century-19th century

Cushion cover of brocaded silk satin in silks and gold thread. Three five-clawed dragons chase a flaming magic jewel amid clouds.

T.134 to 143-1917 came from Viscountess Olseley whose husband had served with the British forces in China in 1860 and who wrote a book about the campaign and his experiences, in which he comments on the yellow cushions he saw in the Summer Palace and the fact that only members of the imperial family are able to use this colour.

Given by the Dowager Viscountess Wolseley

Location: In Storage

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