Antique 19th century Chinese embroidered silk fan with Tea drinking image.
Ca. 1840s. Beautiful antique 19th century Qi'ing dynasty Chinese painted and embroidered fan in octagonal lacquer frame.
The image depicts a scene of tea drinking in an outdoor pavilion, with a servant at the left bringing tea to a seated couple. Intricately embroidered flowers and rocks appear in a landscape of plants and pavilions. The image is embroidered in the finest satin stitches using multi- colored silk threads, the landscape in the foreground with rocks and flowers embroidered in bright striped areas of pink, green and red.
With a manuscript card below the silk fan, which reads, "Fan brought from Madras India by Aunt Mary M. Day, 1889". Signed "Grace Holt Newton" with further note, "From the estate of the late Helen E. McAleer, Cortland NY".
Mounted in an octagonal gilt decorated black lacquer frame, 10" in diameter. The silk damaged along edges where it has pulled away from the frame; the frame with small abrasion at center of bottom edge where fan stem was attached (no longer present). The fan presented in a 12 x 16" glass front presentation case. Good + condition. Item #26146