A Chinese embroidered robe,
Qing dynasty (1644-1911), with butterflies amongst sprigs of peony and prunus against a blue ground, the black border similarly decorated,
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Sold for £1,200
Liner with stains, holes and splits.
Left sleeve with an area of discolouration.
Collar late. Creases and folds.
Minor loose threads.
Button connections worn.
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Auction: Asian Art - Live Online, Thu, 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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