15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 42,050
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
AN IMPERIAL YELLOW SILK COURT ROBE OR CHI-FU
LATE 19TH CENTURY, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
embroidered with the Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority, later tailoring
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The style of cuff here looks more like a Manchu lady's wedding robe and the lining is not of Imperial quality, suggesting that the yardage may have been mounted outside the Imperial Palace workshops.
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