Antique Chinese Textiles by Dorothy Berry

A pair of antique Chinese Republic period roundels

A pair of antique Chinese Republic period roundels

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A PAIR OF EMBROIDERED YUANSHIKAI ROUNDELS YUANSHIKAI PERIOD (1912-1915) Each embroidered in satin stitch in multicoloured silk floss with seven of the twelve Imperial symbols including the fu surrounded by the pair of temple cups (combined into one cup), the flames, the aquatic grass, the golden pheasant, the grains of millet, and the axe, all amidst clouds of turquoise, green, lavender and pale salmon colour within a similar cloud border 8 in. in diameter. Mounted. In very good condition. Typically worn by officials during the traditional seasonal sacrifices reinstated by Yuanshikai shortly after he became first President of the Chinese Republic in 1912.