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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 8

    A KESI BLUE-GROUND DOUBLE DRAGON ROUNDEL

    DAOGUANG PERIOD (1821-1850)

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    A KESI BLUE-GROUND DOUBLE DRAGON ROUNDEL
    DAOGUANG PERIOD (1821-1850)
    Woven in fine gold thread in the center with a wanshou symbol flanked by ascending and descending gold dragons surrounded by bats in flight amidst clouds, all in shades of blue, coral, yellow and white on a midnight-blue ground
    12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) diam., mounted


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    The wanshou symbol refers to a formal greeting of 'ten thousand years' given to the emperor, while the pair of ascending and descending dragons represent the polarity of yin and yang.