A Chinese dudou,
Qing dynasty (1644-1911), the centre with a bat and a ruyi sceptre, surrounded by butterflies and sprigs of flowers, all on red silk,
53cm wide, and
an embroidered skirt,
with butterflies amongst peony and other flowers against blue silk with Eight Buddhist Emblems in relief,
96.6cm long (2)
清 红地蝶恋花纹肚兜 及 蓝暗花缎地蝶恋花纹百褶裙 一组两件
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Sold for £400
Dudou - loose threads. Creases and folds. Minor moth holes. Liner with stains.
Skirt - Stains, loose threads, holes and tears, damaged with part missing. Fabric stretched in numerous places.
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Auction: Asian Art - Live Online, Thu, 28th May 2020
The current pandemic does not seem to have affected the Asian Art market with prices and interest remaining strong.
We are pleased to include in our forthcoming Asian Art sale an extraordinary kesi scroll, the magnificent embroidery depicting the celebration of the birthday of Queen Mother of the West. We also include the wonderful embroidery collection of Mr and Mrs Leitch, who lived in China from the late 19th century to the 1930s and a fabulous collection of Yixing zisha teapots and Japanese woodblock prints in the sale.
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