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    Sale 12292

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part II

    11 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 727

    A RED-GROUND MANCHU LADY’S WEDDING ROBE

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A RED-GROUND MANCHU LADY’S WEDDING ROBE
    19TH CENTURY
    The robe is embroidered with floss silks and in Peking Knot with large floral roundels enclosing the Eight Buddhist Emblems amongst bats and scattered flower sprays all above lishui waves. The dark blue-ground horse-shoe sleeves are similarly decorated.


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    For a discussion on Manchu bridal wear, with a similar robe illustrated, see Valery Garrett, Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present, pp. 49-50.

    A similar red-ground robe was sold at Christie’s South Kensington, 9 November 2012, 1047.

    Provenance

    Phillips London, 19 June 1991, Lot 67.