• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 465

    A MANCHU LADY'S ROBE OF TURQUOISE SATIN

    CHINA, MID 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A MANCHU LADY'S ROBE OF TURQUOISE SATIN
    CHINA, MID 19TH CENTURY
    unlined, embroidered with peonie roundels in floss silks and Peking Knot, with deep, black ground horse-shoe cuffs with elbow stripes,
    See Back Cover Illustration


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    Turquoise is a colour reserved in court dress for ladies of the Imperial family. This semi-formal robe would have been worn by a high-ranking lady.

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