Chinese circular embroidered picture, rose or coral silk background with "forbidden stitch" depiction of a scholar holding a prunus branch. At his feet is a fish breaking above the surface of waves. Embroidered flowers and insects fill the background. Outer black border is decorated with bats and auspicious symbols. Embroidery is mounted on a cream colored silk square and housed in a black painted frame. Central embroidery measures 16" dia. Sight ñ 20" x 20". Framed ñ 22 1/4" X 22 1/4". Late 19th century. Peking, China. Condition: Overall very good condition.
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