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Bedcover

Bedcover

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1760-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin silk with silk embroidery

  • Credit Line:

    Supported by the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    FE.12-2004

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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Chinese silks were among the most sought-after textiles in 18th-century Europe. The decoration of this embroidered bedcover reflects an artistic fusion. While the central lotus medallion and inner border are Chinese, the palms and flowering fruit trees derive from Indian chintzes. This marriage of motifs shows how Chinese textile artists freely combined styles from different parts of Asia when making objects for the West.

Physical description

Chinese ivory satin silk bedcover with embroidered decoration

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1760-1770 (made)

Artist/maker

unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Satin silk with silk embroidery

Dimensions

Length: 326 cm, Width: 274 cm

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jackson & Jaffer, ENCOUNTERS, 2004, no. 20.1

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Embroidery; Satin weave

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection code

EAS

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