22 mai 2009

An imperial yellow silk court robe or chi-fu, late 19th century, early 20th century

An imperial yellow silk court robe or chi-fu, late 19th century, early 20th century embroidered with the Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority, later tailoring. Est. £10,000 - £15,000 - Price Realised £42,050 Provenance: Mrs Anne Moen Bullitt Notes: The style of cuff here looks more like a Manchu lady's wedding robe and the lining is not of Imperial quality, suggesting that the yardage may have been mounted outside the Imperial Palace workshops. Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles. 15 May... [Lire la suite]