6 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 5,000
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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