21 août 2017

A Chinese Emperor's surcoat (gunfu), Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 199. A Chinese Emperor's surcoat (gunfu), Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate $ 6,000-9,000. Photo Leonard Joel. The navy satin with four woven kesi imperial dragon medallions, fastened at waist level with spherical metal buttons and silk loops, the lining a pale blue silk with a subtle monochrome key fret pattern, the arm span measuring 166cm   Note: The gunfu was a surcoat traditionally worn by the emperor over his court robe. It is usually midnight blue and knee length so that the court robe could... [Lire la suite]
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