The figured silk background superbly embroidered with coloured silks and silver-metal couched threads. Late Joseon dynasty, circa 1870-1910. Approx. 19 cms x 23 cms., one with original selvage showing, both with usual brown paper adhesions. Of Museum quality. With written Expert opinion from Linda Wrigglesworth, foremost authority on Oriental textiles, indicating that these may be of Royal status.
A fine Faberge table cigar box. The rectangular body with applied border of berried laurels and Greek key pattern, with spreading base below a reeded band. Marked Faberge and with the Imperial Warrant, Moscow 1908-17. Inventory number 26630. 171mm x 134mm x 60mm.
Item is good condition - 'mark' on lid in main photo is a relection.
Provenance: Christie's Geneva May 10th 1989, lot 88.
A magnificent and large panel on black silk, the quatrefoil cartouche heavily embroidered with five couched gilt-thread horned dragons, rocks, waves, buddhistic and other symbols, in fine bright colours. Excellent condition throughout. 1330 x 950mm!
One photo shows a 750 ml wine bottle for comparison with size. Qing dynasty, 19th century.
Front and, very unusually, two top side panels from a large imperial yellow throne back cushion cover, heavily embroidered with a bold five-toed horned dragon amongst clouds, bats and buddhistic symbols, surrounded by a further eight dragons. 18th century. 74 x 75 cms.