Chinese Export Silk
Chinese Export Silk
Chinese Export Silk


Chinese Export Silk
18th c

Delightful pieces probably from a gown. I have included these in European silks because they appealed to, and were produced for Western taste.


d.  The top piece. A small bird perched on a leafy brach surrounded by small and large flowers on leafy stems in green, blue, deep pink, puce, brown pigments on an ivory finely woven taffetta silk ground, 18 x 43  cm; 7 x 16 in.

e. The Lower piece. A small butterfly hovers near some blossoms, with other exotic flowers on leafy stems, in yellow, deep pink, puce, blue and green pigments, 30 cm; 12 in top length.


Both have slight wear to the pigments. The lower panel has a grubby horizontal mark through the middle.

d. £ 65

e. £ 35

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