Lot 3610. A massive red-ground kesi silk hanging, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 133 7/8 x 65 in. (340 x 165 cm.). Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 620,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
Of rectangular form, intricately woven to depict a large lotus bloom at the centre dividing two further large blooms, one on the upper and the other on the lower panel, all borne on undulating stems growing smaller leaves and flowers and further detailed with bats, bordered by bracket scrolls on each of the four corners and similar scrolls at the mid-section of the longer sides, the details of the veins finely picked out in black.
Literature: Inaugural Exhibition Catalogue, John Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1995, no. 50