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probably 18th century (made)
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Table hanging. The upper over lap is missing. Black silk satin ground, embroidered with coloured floss silks in satin stitch and gold thread in couched work. The design is composed of vases in connection with literacy and artistic paraphernalia, a composition known as "bagu" (Hundred Antiques). In the middle is a vase filled with peonies and olea fragrans. An oblong pot contains magic fungus, narcissus flowers and nandina berries. There is besides a hanging basket filled with chrysanthemums. There is also a crane holding a peach in its beak, both symbolize longevity. There are also antique bronzes. The couched work pattern running all around borders are known as "leiwen", a very traditional design found on antique bronzes.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Satin silk ground embroidered in silks and gold thread
Brief Description
Table hanging, black silk satin with embroidery in silks and gold thread, China, Qing dynasty, probably 18th century
Physical Description
Table hanging. The upper over lap is missing. Black silk satin ground, embroidered with coloured floss silks in satin stitch and gold thread in couched work. The design is composed of vases in connection with literacy and artistic paraphernalia, a composition known as "bagu" (Hundred Antiques). In the middle is a vase filled with peonies and olea fragrans. An oblong pot contains magic fungus, narcissus flowers and nandina berries. There is besides a hanging basket filled with chrysanthemums. There is also a crane holding a peach in its beak, both symbolize longevity. There are also antique bronzes. The couched work pattern running all around borders are known as "leiwen", a very traditional design found on antique bronzes.
Dimensions
  • Height: 31in
  • Width: 40.25in
Style
Object history
Purchased, £3 (1630 to 1634-1901). Registered File number 31783/1901.
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Collection
Accession Number
1634-1901

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