Pair of embroidered birds on silk

Jul 13, 2021. 20:26 UTC
Pair of embroidered birds on silk
Kerry
United States of America

Category
Chinese antiques

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale
Yes
Description

Crane pic approx 21”x14”, peacock approx 18” x 11.5”. Beautifully embroidered. Framed in bamboo looking wood.

Dimensions

Provenance

Unknown

Answered within 5 days
Jul 18, 22:33 UTC
By Leah I.

Fair Market Value

$400 - $600 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$500 USD
What does this mean?

These are two embroidered Chinese images of birds. They look to be handmade. There is slight discoloration on one. I have included links below to hammer prices of similar pieces. These range significantly. I think there are many machine-made pieces out there that sell for very low prices and because these seem so widespread, some handmade ones also sell for prices that don't do justice to the amount of work put in. There are also some high prices, and these are related to provenance and sometimes condition, date and skillfulness. There are also differences in materials. Many of these are silk; yours looks more like cotton to me. I would value yours at between $200 and $300, based on other sales. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

$50, buckling
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/en-gb/item/89136024_chinese-embroidered-panel
$200, stains
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/en-gb/item/68877599_large-chinese-silk-embroidery-birds-and-flowers
$800 for 4
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/en-gb/item/75284808_chinese-silk-embroidery-birds-and-flower-4-panel
$300
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/en-gb/item/49880495_framed-old-chinese-embroidery-of-birds
$250
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/en-gb/item/40778921_framed-chinese-silk-embroidery-exotic-birds
$50
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/en-gb/item/73330002_chinese-framed-bird-embroidery
$125
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/en-gb/item/32871308_chinese-framed-embroidery-peacock-scene

High-priced examples, just to see
$2250
https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/crafted-landscapes-ankarcrona-collection-japanese-lacquer-asian-works/chinese-embroidered-silk-hundred-birds-panel-85/96515
$1720
https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-5748796

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