Lot 1380. A rare red gauze lady's informal summer court robe, mid-19th century. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016
The gauze robe is finely woven with medallions of crane, butterfly, and peony in shades of white, blue, red, pink, purple and green, above a wide lishui stripe tossed with auspicious emblems. The sleeves are decorated with similar motifs, 54 in. (137.1 cm.) long x 76 in. (193 cm.) wide.
Provenance: Collection of Mrs. J. O. Saul given by Mr. and Mrs. William Frey.
Gifted by the above to the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art part I, 17 - 18 March 2016, New York