• Lot 1611

    AN IMPERIAL EDICT

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    AN IMPERIAL EDICT
    QIANLONG PERIOD, DATED TO 1737 AND OF THE PERIOD

    Written on silk brocade woven with a pattern of scattered ruyi-clouds mounted as a handscroll, 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 2nd year of Qianlong, corresponding to 1737, stamped with a large seal impression, continuing with the Manchu text
    103½ x 12 1/8 in. (263 x 30.8 cm.)


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