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Fine 18th Century Framed Chinese Silk Sleeve Embroidered with Cranes, Clouds and Flowers

18th Century
34.5 inches high and 15.5 inches wide.

For metric please multiply by 2.5
Full Description
A large framed Chinese silk court robe sleeve, probably 18th Century, beautifully embroidered with a repeating pattern of flying cranes, clouds and flowers in green, white, gold, orange, blue and yellow on a green silk ground.

The sleeve sewn in panels and with two orange silk squares with complimentary embroidered motifs.

The colours still vibrant and the silk in excellent condition, protected in a later glazed gilt frame – please note the fabric has not been examined out of frame.

Cranes are considered in Chinese culture one of the most auspicious of birds second only to the phoenix. They represent longevity, happiness and marriage.