London, South Kensington
15 May 2009
CHINA, EARLY 20TH AND LATE 19TH CENTURY
including a Peling collar of pale blue silk embroidered with two cranes in gilt thread; a cloud collar of pale blue silk, and three other collars (5)
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The illustrated collar is based on the formal court collar. It was probably made either for graduates of the Imperial examinations
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