1445
1445
A MANCHU MILITARY OFFICER'S CEREMONIAL ARMOR
QING DYANSTY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
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1445
A MANCHU MILITARY OFFICER'S CEREMONIAL ARMOR
QING DYANSTY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A MANCHU MILITARY OFFICER'S CEREMONIAL ARMOR
QING DYANSTY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
comprising a padded silk waist-length jacket, two-panel wraparound skirt, and shoulder plates, the silk of deep aubergine color with brass studs allover and gold-wrapped thread embroidered roundels containing four-clawed dragons at the centers of the chest, back, skirt panels, and shoulder plates, the shoulder plates trimmed with gilt-metal panels incised with further dragons, trimmed in dark brown silk, lined in sky-blue silk (4)
Height 60 in., 152.4 cm; Width 81 1/2  in., 207 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Theoni V. Aldredge (1922-2011), Stamford, Connecticut, acquired in the 1970s.

Catalogue Note

A complete set of armor of this type and period in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art is published in Robert D. Jacobsen, Imperial Silks: Ch'ing Dynasty Textiles in the Minneapolis Institute of Art, vol. 1, Minneapolis, 2000, pl. 136.

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