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5066 - Pair of Chinese Silk Embroideries

An exceptionally tasteful and well executed pair of embroidered silk panels, on salmon ground, with long and short satin stitch and seed stitch, primarily in shades of blue and beige, showing a rondel of large lotus blossom under a jeweled canopy, together with chrysanthemums and five bats and scrolls, with four corner motifs of lotus and scrolls. In China, the bat has few rivals as a symbol for good luck and happiness. The word for bat (fu) is identical in sound with the word for "good fortune" (fu). Often five bats are shown together to represent the Five Blessings - long life, riches, health, love of virtue and a natural death.19th century. Fine condition. Measurements: 22 1/2" x 16 1/4"; 24" x 18" framed with gilt wood frame;

Price: SOLD

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