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Chinese roundel embroidered with a dragon

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An image of Textiles. Roundel. Unknown maker, China. Five-clawed dragon on a background of waves and clouds, with six precious objects around perimeter. Silk and metal embroidery on satin; blue ground with polychrome embroidery - satin stitch, stem stitch, encroaching satin, seed stitch (Peking knot), with laid and couched work. Diameter, whole, 28 cm, circa 1750-circa 1775. Acquisition Credit: Given by Mrs. Soame Jenyns, in accordance with the wishes of her late husband, Soame Jenyns.

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Textiles. Roundel. Unknown maker, China. Five-clawed dragon on a background of waves and clouds, with six precious objects around perimeter. Silk and metal embroidery on satin; blue ground with polychrome embroidery - satin stitch, stem stitch, encroaching satin, seed stitch (Peking knot), with laid and couched work. Diameter, whole, 28 cm, circa 1750-circa 1775. Acquisition Credit: Given by Mrs. Soame Jenyns, in accordance with the wishes of her late husband, Soame Jenyns.

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  • Accession Number: T.73-1977
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 967 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 954.13kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

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18th Century Chinese circular clouds couched couching dragons embroidered embroidery encroaching satin stitch Fitz_AA laid work metal metallic polychrome precious precious objects round roundel satin satin stitch seed stitch silk silks stem stitch stitched stitches stitching textile waves

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rgb(243,243,241), rgb(51,52,51), rgb(146,134,118), rgb(109,96,80), rgb(112,126,125), rgb(86,110,118), rgb(76,97,98), rgb(161,163,164), rgb(171,172,164), rgb(183,140,96), rgb(180,116,88)

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