6 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 21,250
Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 14,000
AN IMPERIAL TURQUOISE CHI'FU OR FORMAL ROBE
CHINESE, MID 19TH CENTURY
embroidered with nine gilt, five toed dragons
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
The use of turquoise robes was the priviledge of the immediate members of the Imperial family. It is usually associated with female members. This robe displays the elbow bands and closed front of a lady's robe.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
A closer look at a Japanese articulated dragon, created by the famous Myochin family of samurai armourers — offered in ou..
Japanese artist Takuji Hamanaka explains why he adopted a centuries-old technique to create contemporary prints
A brief history of some of the exceptional bags, shoes and jackets that have passed through Christie’s since our first handbag ..
The ornately carved toggles were once an integral part of Japanese fashion. Today, as expert Hollis Goodall explains, they’re t..