6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 18,750
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
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,
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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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