Large Embroidered Hanging
China.  Early 19th century

Silk satin stitch and gold couching on silk satin. 
5'1" x 6'4."  (155 cm. x 192 cm.) 
Every part of this very large hanging was skillfully embroidered with extreme care.  The human figures featured are larger and more detailed than in any other Chinese embroidered hanging I've seen;  in fact the emperor, in his formal dragon robe, is 18" tall.  Thus both the faces and costumes contain fascinating details.  The floral forms are lovely.  There are a few horizontal slits in the dark blue silk satin ground, and so the piece needs to be mounted for display.   Be sure to check out the detail photos. SALE:  $1575    HOLD

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