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A Manchu lady's pink silk informal robe, Late Qing dynastyEstimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.

with side opening, standing collar and layered sleeves, the silk ground woven with roundels enclosing peonies, the black borders and ivory sleeve bands worked in satin stitch with peonies, begonias and orchids, bordered with woven floral ribbon and piping, the sleeves edged in lace - Length 55 1/2  in., 141 cm; Width 54 in., 137.2 cm

ProvenanceJenny Lewis, Hong Kong.
James Acheson, costume designer, 'The Last Emperor', 1987.
Sothebys.com, Movie Memorabilia - The Last Emperor, 18th June 2002.

Note: A similar robe  is illustrated in Robert D. Jackson, Imperial Silks: Ch'ing Dynasty Textiles in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, vol. I, Minneapolis, 2000, no. 200.

Sotheby'sImportant Chinese Art, New York, 15 sept. 2015