A Chinese Court panel from the Qing Dynasty, worn as a sleeve band, circa 1880.
The silk is a fairly bright blue, with a superb Imperial dragon and phoenix motif, in traditional clouds surroundings.
It is embroidered in couched gold thread.
The piece was obviously kept away from daylight, and the blue is still vibrant, with little fading. (a little less ultramarine than on the pics though)
The gold thread which seems to have a layer of real gold, as often with Court garments. still has its rich, warm color.
Dragon pieces are more and more difficult to find, this is a particularly refined and decorative panel, which will bring a lot of prestige to any decor.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 22". Width: 3 1/2"
CONDITION: In very good condition for its age. Very moderate fraying and thin splits in the silk. A few loose threads.
edges are normally irregular since it was originally sewn on a garment. 2 small indents and a bigger one towards the top, on the left hand side. There are also a number of small holes in the silk, which are not really visible when the piece lies flat, but will show if you hold it to the light. Some loose couched gold threads, as always
The piece will be shipped "Expedited" from Paris including insurance and signature at delivery.
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Item ID: 2002chn
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