This work of art was gently removed from its lion dog frame as it was starting to separate. When I viewed this piece initially as it has some water and smoke staining to its extremities I wasn’t sure about bidding on it. However, given some of the beautiful threadwork I took out my 30 power loupe to view the stitching a little more closely. When I saw how lovingly the gold thread date and artist’s mark was fashioned I simply had to buy it. Particularly fwonderful was the fineness of the detailing in the monkey (looks more like a human). I have saved the original damaged frame if desired.