Chinese early to mid C19th silk sleeve band
A charming early- to mid-19th century Chinese silk sleeve band or cuff, embroidered in silk with birds, butterflies, orchids and other flowers in blues and creams on a cream ground. The majority of the embroidery is in knot or seed stitch with satin stitch.
Condition: Good. There are losses to the brown-dyed threads as is common with black or brown dyes where metal mordants were used to set the colour. Please see the photographs.
Size (visible fabric): 8¼ cm x 53½ cm (3½ " x 21¼ ") (mount): 21 cm x 66 cm (8 ¼ " x 26")