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Fragments

Fragments

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    18th century-19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered satin in coloured silks and gold thread

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Dowager Viscountess Wolseley

  • Museum number:

    T.138&A-1917

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Textile fragments, probably pendants for a hanging, of embroidered yellow satin in coloured silks and gold thread. Showing bats and peony scrolls.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

18th century-19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered satin in coloured silks and gold thread

Object history note

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. The Summer Palace or Yuanmingyuan, located north of Beijing, was destroyed by British and French troops during the Second Opium War in 1860.

Descriptive line

Textile fragments of embroidered satin in coloured silks and gold thread, China, 18th century-19th century

Materials

Silk

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery; Wall coverings

Collection

East Asia Collection

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