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Chinese silk embroidered panel of a crane roundel

Reference
5557
Framed Height
44 cm (17 1/4")
Framed Width
36 cm (14 1/4")
Framed Depth
48 cm (18 1/1")
Chinese silk panel of a roundel of a red headed crane in the round. The auspicious bird is surrounded by butterflies and important flowering sprays.

The crane although associated with the Imperial throne, when in a roundel with wings around the bird it is also an emblem of marriage, with happiness and longevity and this panel was from a Nobles wedding robe. the number of butterflies signifies the wish for a large family of healthy boys and the flowers add to this and also the happiness of the marriage.

Sometimes these robes were used for engagements but mainly they were from the wedding ceremony

The embroidery is particularly fine with the crane having a shimmering affect from the fine embroidery. the butterflies are all with excellent detail as are the flowers.

The panel has been conserved and framed in a tapering oblong frame. the top is 36cm the width at the bottom is 48cm and it is 44cm long.
Framed Height
44 cm (17 1/4")
Framed Width
36 cm (14 1/4")
Framed Depth
48 cm (18 1/1")
Year
c 1870
Medium
silk
Country
China
Provenance
From a private English collection
Condition
perfect and framed with conserving