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Chinese embroidered silk hanging
Description: An unusual Chinese silk textile depicting 'Lan Cai He' (one of the Eight Daoist Immortals) as a shepherdess playing a flute seated beneath a pine tree dressed in Western costume in the style of the 18th century Jesuit court painter Castiglione. It is superbly embroidered in coloured silk threads with a border done in 'Peking knot' and couched gilt thread depicting confronting dragons, phoenix,'qi lin', tortoises and Buddhistic longevity symbols. The embroidered inscription (perhaps later) indicates the piece was made as a New Year's gift from 'Mr.Zhuang to the Governor of Nam Dinh province in the eighth year of Bao Dai (Spring, 1933)'. Bao Dai was the last Emperor of Vietnam. Made for the Vietnamese market. Date: 1933 Condition: Excellent condition. Size: 57.5" x 100"

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