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Three pieces of embroidery embroided silk temple banner phoenix foo dog guardian lion - China - late 19th century - unframed ( Qing dynasty)

Lot reference 18130941

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Location: Netherlands
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one in excellent condition, one in reasonably good condition, one in reasonable condition = the temple banner in need of some work mostly on edges and some bleeding of color

Orange piece:
37x 37 cm
Silk on silk.

A wonderful example of Chinese embroidery. It is very detailed and special since there is still some paper and of some the embroidery on this piece remains unfinished. In my collecting experience this is very rare.

This piece is depicting two holy figures holding swords standing on fantasy animals, one is a frog the other a turtle. In Chinese culture frogs can signify everything from prosperity and immortality to ignorance. There is a mouse in the corner. There is a fish in the ocean, fish are considered a lucky symbol in Chinese culture. The Mandarin word for fish 鱼 (yu) shares a similar pronunciation as 余 which means surplus or abundance. Due to the homo-phony, the Chinese tend to equate fish with these auspicious traits.

Temple banner with Phoenix and butterflies:
100 cm x 44 cm + fringe 15 cm
Silk and gold thread.

Wonder-full antique Chinese embroidery.
A temple banner, unframed with fringe.

Main body top and bottom are in good condition, there is bleeding of the green color in the main body where the phoenixes are embroided.
The some part of the main body is loose from the top part. The edges are damaged, see photographs. The edges are in not so good shape, as for these types of temple banners usually is the case since they were made to be hung. The top en man body are still firm, no silk slits, it is in need of restoration work but still a wonderful piece. Fringe is in very good condition.

There are two phoenix birds/ Feng huang depicted, flying underneath a sun.
The phoenix is related to females and it tells us the garment would be made to represent females from the royal family.
The phoenix represented power sent from the heavens to the Empress. If a phoenix was used to decorate a house it symbolized that loyalty and honesty were in the people that lived there.

One framed piece, in flower frame.
Five figures one riding a guardian lion with gold thread.
in excellent condition
with frame: 41,5 x 70,5
piece without the edge: 58 x 29 cm

Will be sent for signed and insured with track and trace.

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    PM9 October 18, 2017

  • Very nice, as described, thank you

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