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
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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.
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