Qing Tree silk scarf
An early eighteenth-century Chinese porcelain bowl in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection combines typical Eastern ornamentation with European details meant to appeal to a Western market.
Called a monteith, a type of bowl with a notched rim, it is the source for this rich and elegant tree-and-flower print scarf. The motifs of a sprawling tree, blossoming flowers, and fish are painted in overglaze famille verte enamels (a Chinese palette of color in which shades of green predominate), and gilt.
Silk crêpe de chine.
162cm x 46
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