An imperial yellow silk cushion of ruyi-head shape, embroidered with a large lotus flower to the centre, overlaid with a ruyi-head filled with Peking knots in yellow silk. The central flower surrounded by blue-shaded fret work intertwined with leaves, from which spring blossoms of lotus flowers and small and large peonies. The design linked above and below with gold thread ruyi-heads, or wish-granting gems. The outer border of thunder-pattern and swastika fret work. The main field embroidered in satin stitch and with motifs outlined in gold thread; the border worked with finely laid cord in shades of blue and coral silks.
Chinese, Qianlong period, 1736 - 1795
Height: 33 cm
Width: 50 cm
An identical example is in The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, acc. no. 41.67.1 Illustrated: Imperial Silks: Ch’ing Dynasty Textiles in The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, by Robert D. Jacobsen, no. 429
* All furnishings in the imperial palaces were made from bright yellow silk. Those in the emperor’s apartments were decorated with dragons; for the empress the decoration was of phoenix and elsewhere throughout the buildings they were variously decorated with flowers, geometric patterns and auspicious emblems.
本坐墊以如意型狀做表現, 刺繡以絲綢線和金線為主, 繡著北京結纏繞著盛開的蓮花, 以及環 繞著坐墊外圍的卍(萬)字.
中國, 乾隆時期 1736-1795
高: 33 cm / 寬: 50 cm
*清朝宮廷內的裝潢大多以金黃色為主. 皇帝的住所特別以五爪金龍為主要裝飾, 而皇后的住 所則加上各種吉祥符號, 花草與幾何樣式.