6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 500
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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