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390 Silk Altar Cloth, China, 20th century, woven with peaches, pomegranates, finger citrons, and lotus flowers, over a teal interlocking key motif, one corner with attached label, another corner with blue seal stamp, 87 x 58 1/2 in. Provenance: From the collection of a New England family who lived in China from 1899 to the 1960s. $500-700 391 Fragment of Kesi Dragon Embroidery, China, 18th/19th century, possibly from a robe, woven with gold thread to depict dragons reaching for flaming pearls, with ruyi-head clouds and the “Eight Buddhist Treasures” over an interlocking wan pattern, a border of crashing waves at the bottom, framed and glazed, 47 1/2 x 21 in. $1,800-2,000

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392 Three Lady’s Apron Skirts, China, 19th/20th century, one blue silk embroidered in “forbidden stich” with peonies, bamboo, blossoms, rockery, and auspicious fruit, bordered with embroidered and appliqué panels; one multicolored silk with baizhequn pleats, with embroidered appliqué panels depicting figures and auspicious symbols; and one navy silk with blue embroidered peonies, bats, and Buddhist elements, lg. to 39 1/2 in. Provenance: From the collection of a New England family who lived in China from 1899 to the 1960s. $800-1,000 393 Two Lady’s Silk Apron Skirts, China, 19th/20th century, one with multicolored baizhequn pleats, with appliqué trim and borders of flowers and fruit in “forbidden stitch,” the other primarily yellow, blue, and purple with appliquéd flowers and trims on the pleats and panels and an embroidered panel depicting birds on a branch, lg. to 39 in. $800-1,000

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394 Futon Cover, Japan, 20th century, decorated with auspicious symbols, cranes, longevity turtles, peonies, plum, bamboo, and waves, executed in rice paste resist on a dark indigo ground, mounted as a hanging scroll, 57 x 51 in. $1,200-1,500 395 Thirteen Cotton Textiles, Japan, nine navy blue cotton with yellow stripes, each 72 x 14; a navy blue and white cloth with calligraphy and images, 180 x 13 1/2; a black cotton cloth with yellow stripes, 96 x 14 1/2; a shibori dyed cloth in indigo blue, consisting of several cut and sewn patches, 70 x 42 1/2; and a shibori dyed cloth in indigo blue, consisting of several cut and sewn patches, 56 x 23 1/2 in. $300-500

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