Panel

19th century (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A high quality dark blue satin hanging embroidered with coloured silks and gilt thread in long and short, satin and stem stitches with couched gilt thread, with an all-over design of exotic butterflies, many with phoenix-like plumage. A band of pale blue satin, embroidered with coloured silk, in satin, stem, long and short and Peking stitches, with a design of flowers and butterflies, is attached to the top of the panel.

The whole is bordered by a narrow band of dark blue-black silk embroidered with coloured silks and gilt thread in a design of flowers, in tones of white and blue, and auspicious emblems in gilt thread. A similar band divides the pale blue silk band from the principal panel; and two short bands further divide, vertically, the pale blue band.

Lined with a coarsely woven linen-coloured cotton.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk satin with embroidery in coloured silks and gilt thread, woven cotton lining
Brief Description
Hanging, blue silk satin embroidered with coloured silks and gold thread, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Physical Description
A high quality dark blue satin hanging embroidered with coloured silks and gilt thread in long and short, satin and stem stitches with couched gilt thread, with an all-over design of exotic butterflies, many with phoenix-like plumage. A band of pale blue satin, embroidered with coloured silk, in satin, stem, long and short and Peking stitches, with a design of flowers and butterflies, is attached to the top of the panel.



The whole is bordered by a narrow band of dark blue-black silk embroidered with coloured silks and gilt thread in a design of flowers, in tones of white and blue, and auspicious emblems in gilt thread. A similar band divides the pale blue silk band from the principal panel; and two short bands further divide, vertically, the pale blue band.



Lined with a coarsely woven linen-coloured cotton.
Dimensions
  • Length: 154cm
  • Width: 141cm
Style
Credit line
Given by Dr Joan Evans
Object history
Purchased by donor from Liberty's: label no. 8590, price 18gns.



Registered File number 1974/560.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
FE.113-1974

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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