Exceptional and important China silk brocaded with metal and gold threads late 19th century signed.
Translation of the writing : Order of the imperial family for the palace of the great benevolence (Jingren gong) of the Forbidden City in Beijing.
Silk velvet embroidered with gold thread on silk foundation.
Yellow gold field with scrolls and garlands of lotus flowers surrounded by fine branches with stylized foliage, adorned with a central disc formed by a crown of flowers, inlaid with a dragon (symbol of the Emperor).
Four spandrels reminiscent of the central medallion.
Main border with cups and interlacing flowers and foliage in twists.
275 x 175 cm