• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 447

    AN EMBROIDERED RED SILK HAN CHINESE WOMAN'S COAT, MANGAO

    CHINA, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN EMBROIDERED RED SILK HAN CHINESE WOMAN'S COAT, MANGAO
    CHINA, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
    embroidered in gilt thread with five-toed dragons above a sea wave border


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    The mangao or dragon jacket, was based on Ming dynasty dress. They continued to be worn by Han Chinese women who did not wear the Manchu style dress of the successors to the Ming throne, the Qing Dynasty.

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