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    Sale 2108

    The Imperial Wardrobe: Fine Chinese Costume And Textiles From The Linda Wrigglesworth Collection

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 133

    A GROUP OF TEN MANDARIN HAT BUTTONS

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF TEN MANDARIN HAT BUTTONS
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    One of pinkish-colored dyed hardstone, of 18th century date and indicating the first rank, the filigree gilt-metal mount with Daoist emblems, eight others in glass including: opaque red (first rank), transparent blue (third rank), opaque turquoise (fourth rank), large opaque blue (fourth rank), opaque green (possibly fourth rank), large clear flattened globular (fifth rank), opaque white (sixth rank), opaque yellow (unknown rank), and gilt-metal (seventh, eighth or ninth rank)
    1 5/8 to 2 3/8 in. (4 to 6 cm.) high (10)


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    Provenance

    Drage Collection, London.