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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 670

    A RARE EMBROIDERED APRICOT SILK CONSORT'S DRAGON ROBE, JIFU

    19TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A RARE EMBROIDERED APRICOT SILK CONSORT'S DRAGON ROBE, JIFU
    19TH CENTURY
    Worked in satin stitch and couched gold threads with nine five-clawed contorted dragons writhing amidst lingzhi-form clouds interspersed with shou medallions and five of the twelve symbols of Imperial authority, including the cockerel and the hare on the shoulders, the axe and fu symbol on the front, and a constellation in two parts on the reverse, all above the terrestrial diagram, turbulent waves and the lishui stripe at the hem, the sleeve extensions also of apricot silk, with matching black facings and cuffs
    57 in. (144.8 cm.) long, 78¾ in. (200 cm.) across, frame


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    Compare the similar and equally rare apricot consort's robe, also with five Imperial symbols illustrated by H. Fernald, Chinese Court Costumes, Toronto, 1946, no. 18, pl. XI.

    Provenance

    Teresa Coleman, Hong Kong, 1996-97.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION