06 janvier 2017

Sliding box pocket, Qing dynasty, 1875-1899

Sliding box pocket, Qing dynasty, 1875-1899. Silk and metal thread embroidery on silk; length: 5 5/8 in, 14.29 cm; overall length: 17 in; width: 2 7/8 in, 7.30 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.419 © Denver Art Museum The two sides of this box have different exquisitely embroidered, highly detailed images. On a lavender-colored background, cranes, a pair of peacocks, and other birds appear amid flowers, a pine tree and a rock. The three rams and red... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2017

Gourd-shaped pocket, Qing dynasty, late 1800s

Gourd-shaped pocket, Qing dynasty, late 1800s. Silk embroidery on silk;overall length: 21 in, 53.34 cm; length: 4 7/8 in, 12.38 cm; width: 3 1/4 in, 8.25 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.409 © Denver Art Museum The four yellow ruyi motifs mean "may your wishes come true in the four directions."
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06 janvier 2017

Pocket in the form of a fish, Qing dynasty, late 1800s

Pocket in the form of a fish, Qing dynasty, late 1800s. Appliqué and silk embroidery on silk, painted shading, length: 23 in, 58.42 cm; width: 3.5 in, 8.89 cm; depth: 1/4 in, 0.63 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.417 © Denver Art Museum
04 janvier 2017

Fan case with peony, pine and mallow, 1875-1925

Fan case with peony, pine and mallow, 1875-1925. Silk and metal thread embroidery on silk, glass beads; length: 18 1/4 in, 46.35 cm; width: 2 3/4 in, 6.98 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant & Betty Grant Austin, 1977.356 © Denver Art Museum Embroidered in Chinese characters on the case is an evocative saying: "The hermit lies in the mountain filled with clouds/drinking in the bright moon and pure breeze." The verse begins on the yellow side above a crane and pine tree symbolizing... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

Wedding headdress, 19th century

Wedding headdress, 19th century. Silk, kingfisher feathers, copper alloy, turquoise, glass and ceramic; height: 7 in, 17.78 cm; overall height: 8.5 in, 21.59 cm; diameter: 6.5 in, 16.51 cm.Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Mrs. J. Churchill Owen, 1973.23 © Denver Art Museum Using bright blue kingfisher feathers for ornamentation has a long history in China. At first these costly products were only for the elite, but by the 1800s it was common for a bride to wear a headdress fashioned with kingfisher... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2017

Mandarin duck, seventh rank civil official, late 1700s-early 1900s

Mandarin duck, seventh rank civil official, late 1700s-early 1900s. Silk embroidery on silk, height: 11 in, 27.94 cm; width: 11 1/2 in, 29.21 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.251  © Denver Art Museum Central duck figure looking toward red silk disk embroidered into clouds. Two bats above. Bird is above waves. Also included are peonies, a narcissus and other birds. Deep blue silk background. Figure and designs in reds, blues, greens, ivories. A repeated... [Lire la suite]

03 janvier 2017

Tiger, Fourth Rank Military Official, 1850-1870

Tiger, Fourth Rank Military Official, 1850-1870. Silk embroidery on silk, height: 11 1/2 in, 29.21 cm; width: 12 1/2 in, 31.75 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.233 © Denver Art Museum Tiger in yellow surrounded by symbols: canopy at top, bats, pomegrenate, the three plenties, wheel with flames, endless knot bottom left, fish, cloud forms. Colors are light and dark blues, green, reds, yellows. Border designs in blues.
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03 janvier 2017

Leopard, Third Rank Military Official, c. 1870

Leopard, Third Rank Military Official, c. 1870. Silk embroidery on silk, height: 12 1/2 in, 31.75 cm; width: 11 7/8 in, 30.16 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.230 © Denver Art Museum This badge has a black background with additional colors of orange, blue, green, brown, white, all stitched with silk threads. There is an orange leopard as the center motif, surrounded by an endless knot in the upper left. Other motifs include a conk shell on the left, two bats to the... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2017

Golden pheasant, second rank civil official, 1700s-early 1800s

Golden pheasant, second rank civil official, 1700s-early 1800s. Woven silk and metal thread tapestry with painted details, height: 11 1/4 in, 28.575 cm; width: 12 in, 30.48 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant & Betty Grant Austin, 1977.229 © Denver Art Museum Black silk with pheasant surrounded by many symbolic shapes: trees, mountains, ocean, pearls, musical stones, lotus pod, clouds, bats. Metallic (gold) edges and accents. Back lined in lime green.
03 janvier 2017

Manchu woman’s informal outer coat, 1875-189

Manchu woman’s informal outer coat, 1875-1899. Silk and metal thread embroidery on brushed wool, length: 56 in, 142.24 cm; width: 58 in, 147.32 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. grant & Betty Grant Austin, 1977.201 © Denver Art Museum. The type of red, brushed wool fabric seen in this coat was originally used for English soldiers’ uniforms. Highly desirable for its vibrant color, it was imported into China and fashioned into temple banners, wedding hangings, and garments, such as this rare survivor. Although it... [Lire la suite]
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