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Lot 100 (Asian Art - Live Online, 28th May 2020)

A Chinese embroidered kesi red robe

A Chinese embroidered kesi red robe,
Qing dynasty (1644-1911), decorated with roundels of butterflies between tendrilled double gourds against a red ground, above rocks and precious objects amongst waves, the sleeves similarly decorated on a black ground with key fret borders in gold thread,
198cm across the arms
141cm long

清 红地缂丝瓜瓞绵绵纹氅衣

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Sold for £6,200


Condition report

Creases and folds. Loose threads, splits and holes to left sleeve.
Loose threads and small holes. Some old repairs. Fabric stretched in numerous places.

 

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Auction: Asian Art - Live Online, 28th May 2020


The current pandemic does not seem to have affected the Asian Art market with prices and interest remaining strong. 

We are pleased to include in our forthcoming Asian Art sale an extraordinary kesi scroll, the magnificent embroidery depicting the celebration of the birthday of Queen Mother of the West.  We also include the wonderful embroidery collection of Mr and Mrs Leitch, who lived in China from the late 19th century to the 1930s and a fabulous collection of Yixing zisha teapots and Japanese woodblock prints in the sale. 

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