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PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION

AN IMPERIAL YELLOW SILK BROCADE 'DRAGON' KANG CUSHION COVER QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
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PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION

AN IMPERIAL YELLOW SILK BROCADE 'DRAGON' KANG CUSHION COVER QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
20,00030,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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AN IMPERIAL YELLOW SILK BROCADE 'DRAGON' KANG CUSHION COVER QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
finely woven with a sinuous dragon in couched gold thread clutching a 'flaming pearl' at the center surrounded by a border of blue clouds, the four corners each with a similar dragon in profile, all reserved on an elaborate lotus diaper ground worked in blue, orange, brown, green and gold threads
Length 52 1/4  in., 132.7 cm; Width 41 1/2  in., 105.41 cm
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Catalogue Note

Compare a cushion cover with a similar central dragon medallion but on a different ground, and a throne back cushion cover of similar design, both published in Robert D. Jacobsen, Imperial Silks: Ch'ing Dynasty Textiles in The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, vol. II, Minneapolis, 2000, cat. nos 404 and 418. Two 18th century shaped throne back covers of the same design and technique are published in R. Soame Jenyns and William Watson, Chinese Art. The Minors, II, London, 1993, pl. 31, and in The Minor Arts of China, Spink & Son, Ltd., London, 1989, no. 150. Examples nearly identical in design to the present lot sold in these rooms, 25th October 1980, lot 124, and in our Paris rooms, 22nd June 2017, lot 139. See also a related example, but with a cell and star diaper ground, that sold at Christie's New York, 15th September 2011, lot 1238. 

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