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Chinese throne back cushion cover with a dragon

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An image of Textiles. Throne back cushion cover. Unknown maker, China. Five-clawed dragon above waves, background pattern of peonies and bats. Satin; red ground. Metallic thread and silk embroidery - blues, greens, beiges, red, pink and grey; satin and stem stitch, couching. Height, whole, 60 cm, width, whole, 63 cm, circa 1775-circa 1780. Acquisition Credit: Given by Mrs. Soame Jenyns, in accordance with the wishes of her late husband, Soame Jenyns.

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Textiles. Throne back cushion cover. Unknown maker, China. Five-clawed dragon above waves, background pattern of peonies and bats. Satin; red ground. Metallic thread and silk embroidery - blues, greens, beiges, red, pink and grey; satin and stem stitch, couching. Height, whole, 60 cm, width, whole, 63 cm, circa 1775-circa 1780. 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.92-1977
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 50
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 1021 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 1.02MB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

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18th Century bats Chinese couched couching cushion cover dragons embroidered embroidery Fitz_AA floral flowers metal metallic moutan Paeoniaceae paeony peonies peony red satin stitch stem stitch stitched stitches stitching textile waves

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