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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 101

    A HAN CHINESE WOMAN'S EMBROIDERED CHARCOAL GREY GAUZE PLEATED SKIRT, QUN

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A HAN CHINESE WOMAN'S EMBROIDERED CHARCOAL GREY GAUZE PLEATED SKIRT, QUN
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Made of black geometrically patterned silk 'seed' gauze finely embroidered on the front and back panels with multi-colored butterflies flying against a dense background of roses and prunus in shades of green, the pleats similarly embroidered with further stems and branches of flowers, all within borders embroidered in three shades of blue (sanlan) with similar decoration, the waistband of charcoal grey cotton
    33½ in. (85 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Purchased London, early 1980s.