30 novembre 2008

An Imperial Yellow Throne Seat 'Dragon' Cushion Cover. Qianlong Period (1736-95)

An Imperial Yellow Throne Seat 'Dragon' Cushion Cover. Qianlong Period (1736-95) Of square shape, the cushion cover meticulously embroidered in satin stitch with a frontal five-clawed dragon in the centre in blue and gold-wrapped threads coiled around a 'flaming pearl', surrounded by a dragon in profile grasping or chasing a 'flaming pearl' in each corner, reserved against a dense ground of bats, flame, multi-coloured cloud clusters and tendril scrolls all worked in shades of gold, red, blue, cream and brown, all above the... [Lire la suite]