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    Sale 5335

    Japanese Art & Asian Textiles including the Linda Wrigglesworth Collection

    6 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 332

    A TURQUOISE SILK IMPERIAL CONCUBINE'S CHI'FU OR FORMAL COURT ROBE

    CHINESE, MID 19TH CENTURY

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    A TURQUOISE SILK IMPERIAL CONCUBINE'S CHI'FU OR FORMAL COURT ROBE
    CHINESE, MID 19TH CENTURY
    embroidered in gilt thread and silk with nine five toed dragons
    See Back Cover Illustration.


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    Turquoise robes were reserved for Imperial concubines or female members of the Imperial family. This robe does not have Imperial symbols and so may have belonged to a lower ranking member of the Imperial family.

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