This hanging depicts a family ritual ceremony of a Confucian aristocratic household. Little metal wrapped thread couching and embroidery on red silk ground. Bordered with a figured and embossed silk ribbon. Brown silk lining. Condition: slightly faded, few loose threads, one tiny hole. Dimension: 70 cm x 111 cm, without border: 55 cm x 96 cm.
Red silk embroidered with polychrome and couched gold wrapped threads. The central medallion is depicting the Hehe twins, surrounded by flowers, grapes, bats and Buddhist lions. Lined with printed Western fabric. Condition: missing and loose threads, faded, border with few small holes, shortened, mended, lining with stains and small loss. Dimension: 70 cm x 61 cm.
Iron red silk satin embroidered in sanlan (three shades of blue) with flowers, butterflies and moths, small area in Peking knot. The eyes of the insects made of seeds. Bordered with woven band and lined with silk. Condition: few threads and one seed missing. Dimension: 45.2 cm diameter.
An octagonal silver basket with handle, the design of bamboo, plum blossoms and Chinese characters in open-work. Base with maker's mark in Chinese. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: diameter: 13.5 cm, height: 10.1 cm, weight: 112 g.
Finely enameled dish with a full-face five-clawed long dragon en face above waves and a stylized rock. The back with scrolling lotus. Gilt rims. Condition: wear to gilt rims. Without wooden stand. Dimension: diameter: 21 cm, 2.2 cm high, weight: 536 g.
A solifleur silver vase with engraved decoration of butterflies and a bird among flowers. With wooden stand, maybe not Chinese. No silver hallmark. Condition: fine. Dimension: height with stand: 19 cm, silver weight: 78 g.