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    Sale 5335

    Japanese Art & Asian Textiles including the Linda Wrigglesworth Collection

    6 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 330

    AN IMPERIAL ORANGE KESI CHI'FU OR FORMAL COURT ROBE

    CHINESE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN IMPERIAL ORANGE KESI CHI'FU OR FORMAL COURT ROBE
    CHINESE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    woven with a blue fretwork lattice against an orange ground, with nine gilt dragons, with gilt striped lower sleeves and kesi borders, unlined


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    Orange ground robes were reserved for members of the Imperial family. This robe is a man's robe so may have been intended for an Imperial heir.

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