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Panel

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk satin with embroidery in coloured silks and gilt thread, woven cotton lining

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    FE.113-1974

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk satin with embroidery in coloured silks and gilt thread, woven cotton lining

Dimensions

Length: 154 cm, Width: 141 cm

Object history note

Purchased by donor from Liberty's: label no. 8590, price 18gns.

Registered File number 1974/560.

Descriptive line

Hanging, blue silk satin embroidered with coloured silks and gold thread, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Materials

Silk (textile); Metal thread; Cotton (textile); Silk thread

Techniques

Satin weave; Embroidering; Weaving

Subjects depicted

Butterflies; Floral patterns; Symbols

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

East Asia Collection

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