Dating from the 19. Century, this vibrant Chinese red ground embroidered Altar Cloth displays two large and dynamic 4 toed Dragons (four toes denote a commission by a noble family). Between a central Sun motif, the dragons face each other. Above the two dragons, is a long panel that features 5 cavorting little dragons and tigers in unique individual poses, interspersed with Chinese characters; all are embroidered in heavy silver thread. Condition is generally excellent, without fading (photos only show light shadow) nor is there major damage, except for some small glass mirrors which are loose, and some are missing, as can be seen in the photographs. This interesting Dragon textile measures 2m 10cm wide and weighs 800g, without packaging. Based in London & France, Windspirit Antiques is named in honour of my 31 year-old BMW GS100, a trusty steed that has taken me on many a motorbike adventure. Postal charges are therefore quoted from French website for start price: there may be adjustments to an invoice to match final amount insured. The item “Antique Chinese 19th Century Silver-thread Dragon Embroidery Altar Cloth” is in sale since Thursday, December 24, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Robes & Textiles”. The seller is “windspiritantiques” and is located in Aubussargues. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Chinese Embroidery
- Region of Origin: China
- Primary Material: Silk & Fabric
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Color: Red