493
493

PROPERTY FROM AN OLD HONG KONG COLLECTION

A RED SILK WOMAN INFORMAL ROBE, CHANGYI
 QING DYNASTY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
60,00080,000
JUMP TO LOT
493

PROPERTY FROM AN OLD HONG KONG COLLECTION

A RED SILK WOMAN INFORMAL ROBE, CHANGYI
 QING DYNASTY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
60,00080,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong

A RED SILK WOMAN INFORMAL ROBE, CHANGYI
 QING DYNASTY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
woven with large roundels of five-clawed dragons amidst curling floral tendrils, the sides opening towards the sleeves, the elaborate borders and sleeves with matching bands of embroidered flowers, the sleeves with further bands enclosing wisteria blooms
138 by 187 cm, 54 3/8  by 73 5/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

The current red silk damask informal robe, changyi, would have been made for a high-ranking lady. Red was often avoided as a colour for the emperor’s formal and semi-formal court occasions as it had been the dynastic colour for the preceding Ming dynasty but it was not uncommon in informal wear for young ladies. The only time the emperor would wear a bright red robe was for the occasion of sacrifices at The Altar of the Sun on behalf of the empire.

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong