A yellow-ground silk embroidered 'Nine dragons' kang cushion cover, circa 1800


Lot 100. A yellow-ground silk embroidered 'Nine dragons' kang cushion cover, circa 1800; 52 3/8 in. (133 cm.) wide x 41 3/8 in. (105 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. 

The central rectangular panel is decorated with a front-facing five-clawed dragon surrounded by eight further striding dragons and a stylised shou roundel amongst ruyi-cloud scrolls and bats. The outer border is decorated with a dense band of scrolling leafy lotus and peony amongst bats.

ProvenanceAcquired in Asia in the early 20th century.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2018 - SALE 15487