Lot 75: An important and rare pair of embroidered silk brocade temple banners
October 22, 2016
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
dating: 18th Century
Fixed on wooden panels, with silk lining and shaped as ruyi; each one featuring good omen symbols; developing vertically along in six, yellow, green, blue and green silk-brocade bands; decorated with silver-thread medals depicting five-nail dragon chasing the flaming pearl and ruyi-shaped symbols; two bands made of thesame cloth are juxtaposed at the center. Both with scraping, small missing parts and small, old restorations. See other similar samples at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, collocation number 1929-88-25; 1929-88-26; 1929-88-27. Compare this sample to another, similar one at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, collocation number 1944-20-685.
See also the temple banner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, collocation number 1977.264.4a.
See another, similar structure in: Celestial Silks, Chinese religious & court textiles; Judith Rutherford & Jackie Menzies; page 109; object number 70.
See a pair of smaller temple banners sold at Christie's, SALE 2108 â€“ THE IMPERIAL WARDROBE: FINE CHINESE COSTUME AND TEXTILES FROM THE LINDA WRIGGLESWORTH COLLECTION; 19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza; lot. 141.
dimensions: dimensions 50 x 340 cm.