Rare Chinese Embroidery Book Of Figures Of Louhan
Rare Chinese Embroidery Book of Figures of Louhan, 18th century, the folio with boards covered in silk brocade, the interior consisting of sixteen superbly embroidered depictions of Louhan, their attendants and attributes all embroidered on silk grounds and matted in silk-covered stiff paper, the quality and fineness of the embroidery using fine silk floss exhibits a degree of artistry and talent seldom seen, each detail, no matter how small, executed with perfection and artistry, h. 15", w. 11-7/8".
The pages in poor condition with staining and foxing. The embroideries in superb condition, executed in fantastic detail with silk thread of seemingly single strands of silk. The execution of the figures done with delicacy, elaborate attention to detail and artistic talent. A very rare group.