15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,250
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A DRAGON ROUNDEL
LATE 18TH, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
the side facing, four-toed dragon worked in couched gilt threads against a turbulent seawave border
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This is one of four roundels from a formal sur coat or pufu, worn at the Imperial Court over the highly decorated court robe. It denotes high status as a member of the Imperial family.
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