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Pair of antique framed Chinese badges of rank, c. 1850. These were worn by all those connected with the court. These are male badges of the sixth level, civilian (not military) and depict an egret and a Buddhist knot. The three mountains represent the eart
A set of four embroidered 'bird and flower' panels, 20th century, the black silk ground of each couched in silver-wrapped threads and coloured silks with a pair of birds, including ducks, cranes and pheasants, among different flowering plants, fram
A court official's summer hat, 19th century, composed of a conical bamboo frame covered in white silk with brocade trim around the rim, surmounted by a red silk tassel, coral finial and green jadeite plume holder, the interior lined in red silk, 34.5 c
A fine Japanese Embroidery, unsigned, Meiji period, finely articulated in silk thread, depicting a cockerel being accosted by a dog, 62 x 60 cm. Provenance: the collection of a Curator & Collector, New South Wales
Two Japanese silk embroidered panels with textured Landscapes & Egrets by a Lake, 19th/20th century, the complex foliage of the forest & woodland scenes of these verdure style tapestries are in earthy tones, 100 x 128 cm
A rare Tibetan ritual Lama's canopy, 17th and 19th century, made from a Chinese silk textile, the central square, (17th century) featuring two dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl of wisdom, and two large lotus, 180 cm square. Provenance: Alex Biancardi
A superb Chinese headdress, early 20th century, decorated with numerous floral designs and shaped panels, with kingfisher feathers, tiny pearl, coral and semi-precious stones and gilt borders, each one applied to a velvet backing over meshed fabric, with p
A Miao embroidered baby carrier, Guizhou, Southern China, mid to late 20th-century. the decoration consisting of couched-down pieces of floss silk, outlined with stitched and raised borders,, 77 cm long. Provenance: NSW private collection, acquired in Hong
A rare Lama shawl, embroidered silk brocade panel, Tibet, 17th/18th century, made up of several narrow pieces of fabric sewn together, repeating flower motif, blue & brown silk floss on a metalic ground, the underside in blue silk with a painted dedication
An Indian embroidered wall hanging, embellished with pearls, glass & Sequins, using multiple pieces of fabric hand stitched together in all the hues of red, gold couching in a rich tapestry design, length 148, H 105 cm
Chinese embroidered panel baby carrier of blue silk showing a scene of man and woman in traditional costume of jackets collars and skirts fending off a monkey and mule, surrounded by lotus, peony and fungus, Qing Dynasty, early 20th century
Manchu Woman’;s red silk skirt made from four sewn panels of which two are lined in light pink silk, falling from a plain pale pink cotton waistband. Embroidered decorations include a crane standing amongst peonies, and a sacred fungus beneath which m
A Chinese small embroidery panel, Qing dynasty, 19th century, depicting a Daoist immortal Tieguai Li holding a double gourd in a garden, 73 x 35.5 cm. Provenance: Acquired from Tsimshatsui, Yesteryear, Hong Kong, 30/3/94
Japanese double-sided brocade woman's Obi, Meiji period, [1868-1912], with a continuous detailed landscape in autumn tones of gold, amber yellow & brown, traditional scene of trees, flowers, bridges & cranes, Length 450 cm Width 30 cm
A rare Japanese brocade Obi with a signature & two lines of calligraphy on the reverse, Meiji period [1868-1912], in shades of grey-green, with a continuous detailed flowing geometric pattern, the verso in blue with the embroidered calligraphy, Length
A good large Japanese silk embroidery tapestry, Meiji period (1868-1912), made by Lida & Co/Takashimaya, depicting peacocks, pheasants in a garden scene., 237 x 182.5 cm. Provenance: Collection of Ken Lawrence Foundation
A set of four gold-ground kesi panels, each woven in colours with birds and flowering trees, including a phoenix and pair of ducks beside fruiting peach and peony trees, a deer and song birds on a blossoming tree beside lingzhi fungus and bamboo, a peacock
Antique 19th century Chinese pleated blue and black banded embroided pleated skirt finely embroidered with pheasants on rocky out crops, butterflies, blossoms, embroidered balanced with woven silk etc,
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