London, South Kensington
11 November 2016
A PURPLE AND BLUE-GROUND EMBROIDERED ‘MANDARIN DUCK’ COURT WAISTCOAT, XIAPE
The waistcoat is embroidered with a Seventh Civil Rank mandarin duck rank badge above two couched confronting dragons to one side and phoenix to the reverse, all amongst scattered clouds and flowers and foaming waves.
Christie’s Amsterdam, 19 October 1999, lot 567 (one of two).
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