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.
An early 'crizzled' glass bottle, exceptionally and unusually very finely diamond-point engraved with foliage. 52mm high. Kangxi, 1662-1722.
Early crizzled glass snuff bottles are known, but I have not seen another with this high quality etching. A small Imperial glass dish from the Shorenstein collection, dated to Kangxi and also en ...click for details
A Burmese dry-lacquer figure of an enthroned Buddha, Mandalay style. 30 inches / 76 cms. high including ushnisa. Condition: some faults (as always with these fragile items). Provenance: Bonhams, London.
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