27 May 2008,
Price realised HKD 90,000
Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000
AN IMPERIAL EDICT
JIAQING PERIOD, DATED TO 1809 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 14th year of Jiaqing, corresponding to 1809, stamped with a large seal impression, continuing with the Manchu text
163 x 12¼ in. (410 x 31 cm.)
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The present edict proclaims a promotion of two ranks granted to a Manchu official Jueluo Changlin, secretary of the Grand Secretariat.
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