Property from a Bay Area Collector
A gilt and polychrome embroidered silk dragon panel
Late 19th century
The rectangular fragment from a larger textile using two sections joined by a vertical vertical center seam, with three dragons and shou medallions in gilt-wrapped threads surrounded by other auspicious emblems and cloud scrolls above a wide lishui border worked in shades of blue, white, purple and yellow satin stitches; now mounted with border bands using sections of the original lishui decoration (loose threads, fading).
54 x 33in (137 x 84cm) overall