6 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 18,750
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 30,000
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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