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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1884

    AN IMPERIAL EDICT

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    AN IMPERIAL EDICT
    SHUNZHI, DATED TO 1651 AND OF THE PERIOD

    Written on silk brocade woven with a pattern of scattered ruyi-clouds mounted as a hand scroll, the text arranged in standard form reading from left to right in Manchu and repeated from right to left in Chinese characters, the Chinese text opening with a four-character title in a vertical line, Fengtian gaoming, 'By Command of Heaven', flanked by a pair of dragons, followed by a long text ending with the date 21st day, 8th month of Shunzhi, corresponding to 1651, stamped with a large seal impress, continuing with the Manchu text
    142 1/8 x 12¼ in. (361 x 31.4 cm.)


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