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Lot 42: A beautiful and rare silk Kesi roundel
22 October 2016
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
dating: 19th Century
Finely decorated with the eight Buddhist symbols of good omen and flowers, featuring a lantern at the center. Featuring other fabrics at the sides. The decoration at the center is presumably related to the traditional Lantern Feast. See Celestial Silks, Chinese religious & court textiles; Judith Rutherford & Jackie Menzies; pag.44; obj. number 18.
A similar lot was sold at Christie's, SALE 2108 â€“ THE IMPERIAL WARDROBE: FINE CHINESE COSTUME AND TEXTILES FROM THE LINDA WRIGGLESWORTH COLLECTION; 19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza; lot. 80.
dimensions: diameter 30 cm.