Summer Chaofu skirt fabric featuring brick counted stitch on gauze and couched gold thread has been made into a panel. Some of the mortar in the trim of the panel has deteriorated, leaving the trim in "as found" condition. The original art on the skirt and the colors are in very good condition. This textile is fragile, however.
Nice dark blue satin winter robe with bright and crisp butterflies in bold primary colors dancing on the design. In as-found condition due to wear around the collar area and staining and stiffening due to water damage on the red sleeve bands. Otherwise very good condition to main body of this fine robe with lovely chased silver vermeil gold bead buttons.
Very good condition robe with color, trim and all exterior in excellent condition. Only issues to note are negligible stains and some loss to light blue silk interior. Nice rich saturated colors. Excellent quality trim with fine praying mantis and other lovely insects and butterflies.
Exquisite antique torque with refined work featuring opera scenes. Made into mirror for export and featuring silver vermeil repousse on the back of the mirror and an extraordinarily refined lock and torque high grade and very heavy silver necklace. Torque is mid 19th c., Assemblage is somewhat later for the export market.