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    Sale 5101

    Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    9 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 345

    AN ORANGE SILK GAUZE SUMMER LONG PAO OR COURT ROBE FOR AN IMPERIAL CONSORT OR CONCUBINE

    Price Realised  

    AN ORANGE SILK GAUZE SUMMER LONG PAO OR COURT ROBE FOR AN IMPERIAL CONSORT OR CONCUBINE
    embroidered with eight dragon roundels, with bands of dragons at the elbows, late 19th century


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    Apricot yellow robes with elbow bands were the prerogative of Imperial consorts and lesser degree concubines. See Dickinson & Wrigglesworth for a detailed discussion of court attire and regulations.

    See also Krishna Riboud, AEDTA, plate 2, for a comparable long pao.

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