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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 130

    A MANDARIN'S SINGLE-EYED PEACOCK FEATHER PLUME, ORIGINAL RED SILK WRAPPER, QUARTZ PLUME FASTENER AND BLUE CLOTH-COVERED CASE

    GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908)

    Price Realised  

    A MANDARIN'S SINGLE-EYED PEACOCK FEATHER PLUME, ORIGINAL RED SILK WRAPPER, QUARTZ PLUME FASTENER AND BLUE CLOTH-COVERED CASE
    GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908)
    The red silk damask sheath applied with four gold paper characters, zhi rigao shen, which express the wish, 'to rise in office like the sun', the quartz fastener of white color, and the presentation box covered in blue cotton and lined in red cotton
    Plume 14½ in. (37 cm.) long, box 16 in. (40.7 cm.) long (3)


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    The single-eyed peacock plume, dan yan hua ling, was awarded to officials of the first six ranks.