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Panel

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    before 1901 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin silk ground embroidered in satin stitch, pekin knots and couchured work.

  • Museum number:

    1628-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panel; probably a table frontal. ( upper front lap missing ?) Red silk satin ( satin 4), embroidered in coloured silks and gold thread in satin stitch, pekin knots and couched work. Embroideries feature a composition of vases in connection with literary and artistic paraphernalia, known as bagu (Hundred Antiques). In the centre a recumbent ox carries the sacred bronze mirror of the Daoists on its back mounted upon a cloud pedestal. At the sides are ranged vases containing fruit, flowers and peacocks' feathers, incense-burners, piles of books, barrel-shaped vases and trays filled with the tools of the calligrapher and artist, and scrolls of painting, open and rolled up, together with other examples of artistic handiwork. Fragment of a woven band in different shades of blue at the border along the bottom.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

before 1901 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Satin silk ground embroidered in satin stitch, pekin knots and couchured work.

Dimensions

Height: 20 in, Width: 76.5 cm

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 31783/1901.

Descriptive line

Panel, satin silk with embroidery in silks and gold thread, China

Materials

Silk (textile); Silk thread; Gold thread

Techniques

Embroidered; Satin weave

Subjects depicted

Vases; Oxen; Antiques; Incense burners; Stationery; Paintings

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery; Interiors

Collection

East Asia Collection

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