Antique Qing Dynasty Chinese Gold Cannetille & Silk Needlework Cannetille Embroidery of a Butterfly, Framed
Elegantly framed in gold leaf under glass. Butterflies symbolize good fortune in Chinese culture.
No markings present.
Late Qing dynasty.
Condition is excellent.
18 1/2" X 13" x 5/8" overall. The butterfly itself is about 12 1/2" x 8 1/2".
*Cannetille definition: a gold or silver thread with a spiral twist , formerly much used in embroidery