15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 2,750
A KESI XIAPE OR WAIST COAT
CHINA, THIRD QUARTER OF 19TH CENTURY
the front woven with two side-facing dragons and the birds of rank, the rear with a front-facing dragon, with applied kesi rank badge woven with a cloud goose
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This xiape was worn by the wife of a Fourth Rank Mandarin.
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