London, South Kensington
11 November 2016
A JADE-GROUND KESI LADY’S ROBE
The robe is worked with butterflies in flight amongst scattered flower baskets, flowers, and peach sprays.
Phillips London, 19 June 1991, lot 60.
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The colour turquoise is usually reserved for high ranking concubines and female members of the Imperial family.
A very similar robe was sold at Christie’s South Kensington, 16 May 2014, lot 1225.
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