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Chinese mandarin square, Peacock feather on pheasant's head

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An image of Textiles. Mandarin Square. Unknown maker, China. Peacock feather on pheasant's head. Satin stitch, stem stitch, couched stitch, hem stitch, and laid work. Peacock perched on rock against a background of sky, clouds and waves, set in a wave and mountain border, with lucky symbols, clouds and a red sun above. Silk and metallic embroidery on satin - blues, greens, beige, white, red and gold. Length, whole, 29 cm, width, whole, 28.5 cm, circa 1700-circa 1799. Chinese. Acquisition Credit: Given by Mrs. Soame Jenyns, in accordance with the wishes of her late husband, Soame Jenyns.

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Textiles. Mandarin Square. Unknown maker, China. Peacock feather on pheasant's head. Satin stitch, stem stitch, couched stitch, hem stitch, and laid work. Peacock perched on rock against a background of sky, clouds and waves, set in a wave and mountain border, with lucky symbols, clouds and a red sun above. Silk and metallic embroidery on satin - blues, greens, beige, white, red and gold. Length, whole, 29 cm, width, whole, 28.5 cm, circa 1700-circa 1799. Chinese. 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.71-1977
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1011 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 212.04kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

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18th Century birds Chinese clouds couched couching embroidered embroidery Fitz_AA hem stitch laid work mandarin square metal metallic peacock peacock feather peacock tail peacocks pheasant satin satin stitch silk silks square stem stitch stitched stitches stitching symbolic symbols textile waves

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