A PAIR OF IMPERIAL APRICOT GROUND BROCADED 'NINE DRAGON' SILK PANELS QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
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Such large silk panels are unusual although two similar examples, but decorated on a yellow ground, in the Mactaggart Art Collection, University of Alberta Museums, Edmonton, were sold in our New York rooms, the first, 7th May 1981, lot 158, and the second, 25th February 1983, lot 126. Compare also a smaller example sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 27th November 2007, lot 1825; and a horizontal panel embroidered with a similar motif sold in our London rooms, 12th May 2010, lot 143.