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18TH C. IMPERIAL KESI ALBUM OF POEMS ON THE 'WEST LAKE'

Lot 0189 Details

Description
18TH CENTURY IMPERIAL KESI ALBUM OF POEMS ON THE 'WEST LAKE', the album of silk kesi mounted on paper, the first leaf with a kesi panel of a West Lake landscape, and the following leaves of panels in clerical script calligraphy, lishu, of five poems composed by the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795), each poem between five and eight stanzas long and prefaced yuzhi shi, 'Imperially composed Ode', the calligraphy wholly woven in kesi technique in black silk on a cream or unbleached silk ground. All of the writing is woven into the textile.
Dimension: 19 1/2" x 12 3/16" (49.5cm x 31cm)
PROVENANCE: Property from the Private Collection of Jon Eric Riis, Atlanta, Georgia.
Condition
The overall condition is very good. The kesi album has several areas of foxing and old stains, as well as occasional typical loose thread ends. Condition reports and additional photographs are provided by request as a courtesy to our clients, as such any condition report is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free of defects, imperfections, restoration, wear and tear, or the effects of aging. Madison Square Gallery shall have no responsibility for any error or omission, additionally all lots are sold 'As Is' and in accordance with the conditions of sale.
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18TH C. IMPERIAL KESI ALBUM OF POEMS ON THE 'WEST LAKE'

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000
Jun 02, 2019
Starting Price $5,000
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0189: 18TH C. IMPERIAL KESI ALBUM OF POEMS ON THE 'WEST LAKE'

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Est. $15,000 - $25,000Starting Price $5,000
Private Asian & European Collection & Estate
Sun, Jun 02, 2019 12:00 PM
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Lot 0189 Details

Description
...
18TH CENTURY IMPERIAL KESI ALBUM OF POEMS ON THE 'WEST LAKE', the album of silk kesi mounted on paper, the first leaf with a kesi panel of a West Lake landscape, and the following leaves of panels in clerical script calligraphy, lishu, of five poems composed by the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795), each poem between five and eight stanzas long and prefaced yuzhi shi, 'Imperially composed Ode', the calligraphy wholly woven in kesi technique in black silk on a cream or unbleached silk ground. All of the writing is woven into the textile.
Dimension: 19 1/2" x 12 3/16" (49.5cm x 31cm)
PROVENANCE: Property from the Private Collection of Jon Eric Riis, Atlanta, Georgia.
Condition
...
The overall condition is very good. The kesi album has several areas of foxing and old stains, as well as occasional typical loose thread ends. Condition reports and additional photographs are provided by request as a courtesy to our clients, as such any condition report is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free of defects, imperfections, restoration, wear and tear, or the effects of aging. Madison Square Gallery shall have no responsibility for any error or omission, additionally all lots are sold 'As Is' and in accordance with the conditions of sale.

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