• Lot 1613

    AN IMPERIAL EDICT

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    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.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN