Online-Only Auction, 13 - 27 July 2015

Sold for

R 6 792
Lot 433
A Chinese embroidered linen and cotton bedspread, circa 1910

Lot Estimate
R 5 000 - 6 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 6 792

About this Item

A Chinese embroidered linen and cotton bedspread, circa 1910


stitched with a central panel with a pair of dragons contesting a flaming pearl, enclosed by openwork floral borders with further rectangular panels embroidered with dragons, the corners stitched with Chinese characters, to a plain outer border, approximately 223 x 200cm

 

From the private collection of an influential Chinese merchant in Hong Kong and presented to William Henry Kelly, chief procurement officer of the Royal Navy for the Far East stationed in Hong Kong from 1895-1928, on the occasion of his marriage in 1910.

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