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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1885

    AN IMPERIAL EDICT

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    AN IMPERIAL EDICT
    DAOGUANG, DATED TO 1828 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 9th day, 11th month of Daoguang, corresponding to 1828, stamped with a large seal impress, continuing with the Manchu text
    125 1/8 x 12½ in. (318 x 31.6 cm.)


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    The present edict proclaims a promotion granted to a Manchu official.