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    Sale 2108

    The Imperial Wardrobe: Fine Chinese Costume And Textiles From The Linda Wrigglesworth Collection

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 43

    IMPERIAL EMBROIDERED UNCUT FACINGS FOR A DRAGON ROBE

    MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    IMPERIAL EMBROIDERED UNCUT FACINGS FOR A DRAGON ROBE
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    Comprised of two panels of blue-black silk still attached to their original imperial yellow silk-covered paper mounts from the workshop, one embroidered with a pair of horsehoof-shaped cuffs, the other with a lapel facing, all embroidered in satin stitch and gold and silver-wrapped thread with five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds and bats suspending either a peach sprig or wan emblem above a band of wind-tossed waves interspersed with auspicious emblems
    29½ x 28½ (75 x 72.4 cm.) and 22¼ x 15 in. (56.5 x 38 cm.) (2)


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    Provenance

    Purchased London, late 1970s.