Four panels of ivory silk satin. Each panel embroidered in Guangdong style with flowers and antique vessels, worked in satin stitch using a restrained style and with graded tints of painted colours for decoration of the landscape painting, marble effects interiors of bronze vessels and other elegant details.
Chinese, late Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Height: 192 cm
Width of each panel: 45 cm
In a European private collection since the 1960s
Three of the panels are identical to examples in the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, where a group of eight panels with the collector's seals of Zhu Qiqian are mounted as scrolls. They were formerly in the Palace Collection, Beijing.
Compare: Embroidery in the Collection of the National Palace Museum, nos. 35-40 illustrated in black and white; nos. 26-27 in colour.
Published: Gakken Co., Tokyo 1970
以廣東刺繡風格, 繡出各式中國古典容器, 多種典雅的花草以及室內裝璜物品.
中國, 明朝末期, 1368-1644