Lot 960: A Chinese embroidered silk wall hanging panel, c.1925-30, length 390cm (2)
November 30, 2016
Lewes, United KingdomLive Auction
A Chinese embroidered silk wall hanging panel, c.1925-30, finely woven with a peacock amid flowers on a red satin ground, with inscriptions from the Sai Kung neighbourhood to the Governor of Hong Kong, 197cm x 151cm, together with a Japanese silk and gilt metal thread sash (obi),
length 390cm (2)
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Notes: The Chinese embroidered silk panel was a gift to the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Cecil Clementi, from residents of the Sai Kung neighbourhood, c. 1925-30. Sir Cecil Clementi GCMG, KStJ, FRGS, (in Cantonese: Kam Man Tai) (1 September 1875 - 5 April 1947), was a British colonial administrator who served as Governor of Hong Kong from 1925-30, and Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Straits Settlements from 1930-34.