Gilt Brocade Ball Fragment

1870
$480 USD
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Dimensions
W: 7.0" D: 2.5" H: 8.5"
Materials
Pigment
Wood
Lacquer
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Collection #
CFC170A
Estimated Shipping
$20

This hand-carved wooden fragment was originally a decorative element of ornate Qing-dynasty furniture or architecture. Colored by gilt pigments over an underlayer of red lacquer, the fragment depicts a silk brocade ball, commonly depicted alongside fu dog lions to symbolize high rank or power. The embroidered ball is flanked by chrysanthemum blossoms and tied with a long flowing ribbon, a sign of longevity. Elevated by a custom steel display mount, the storied fragment adds bright color and iridescence to a bookcase or table arrangement.

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