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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 97

    A HAN CHINESE WOMAN'S LAVENDER SILK SKIRT, QUN

    LATE QING DYNASTY

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Paris, France.