London, South Kensington
11 November 2016
A RED-GROUND MANCHU LADY’S WEDDING ROBE
The robe is embroidered with floss silks and in Peking Knot with large floral roundels enclosing the Eight Buddhist Emblems amongst bats and scattered flower sprays all above lishui waves. The dark blue-ground horse-shoe sleeves are similarly decorated.
Phillips London, 19 June 1991, Lot 67.
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For a discussion on Manchu bridal wear, with a similar robe illustrated, see Valery Garrett, Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present, pp. 49-50.
A similar red-ground robe was sold at Christie’s South Kensington, 9 November 2012, 1047.
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