Group of Assorted Textiles, Early 20th Century
Comprised of eight assorted textiles including: four forbidden stitch panels, one ‘dragon’ rank badge, two figural scenes, one ‘butterfly and peony’ panel
largest diameter 14.4" — 36.5 cm.
wear and fraying to some of the pieces, some sun damage
Acquired in Peking circa 1900 by John Henry Hinton, the Shanghai managing director for the British piano manufacturer Samuel Moutrie, while he worked in China between 1894 and 1914. After leaving China with his wife and four children, Mr. Hinton and his family traveled back to England before moving to New York and San Francisco, and finally settling in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in 1920.