19 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A HAN CHINESE WOMAN'S LAVENDER SILK SKIRT, QUN
LATE QING DYNASTY
Tightly pleated and made of light summer weight lavender silk damask patterned with sprays of prunus, lingzhi and bamboo, the front and back panels and the hem with borders of white satin and blue satin embroidered with various flowers, with the addition of paradise flycatchers on the blue borders, the original red cotton waistband stamped with the maker's seal
38 in. (96.5 cm.) long
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Paradise flycatchers were the insignia worn by mandarins of the ninth rank.
Private collection, Paris, France.
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