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A fur-lined navy silk first-rank civil official winter robe, Late Qing dynasty | 清末 石青色綢內襯皮一品補服

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Property from the Liang Family Collection

A fur-lined navy silk first-rank civil official winter robe, Late Qing dynasty | 清末 石青色綢內襯皮一品補服

A fur-lined navy silk first-rank civil official winter robe, Late Qing dynasty | 清末 石青色綢內襯皮一品補服

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

9,450

USD

A fur-lined navy silk first-rank civil official winter robe

Late Qing dynasty

清末 石青色綢內襯皮一品補服


the satin-weave fabric dyed a deep midnight-blue, the front and back each applied with a square embroidered 'white crane' first-rank badge, the crane soaring amidst bats and ruyi-form clouds above a roiling sea, the interior lined with a light brown fur dappled white, the opening at the front of the robe with five floriform gilt-metal toggles and corresponding silk loop closures


Height 46½ in., 118.1 cm; Width across sleeves 72 in., 182.9 cm

The silk and fur are in good condition, but the stitching has been removed along the side seams of the robe, and in some areas the fur lining and the silk are not stitched together.


石青色綢及內襯皮均品相良好,但兩側縫線處經移除。部分綢及皮並未縫合。


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In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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Collection of Liang Dunyan (1857–1924), and thence by descent.


來源

梁敦彦 (1857-1924) 收藏,此後家族傳承

Liang Dunyan (1857–1924) was a native of Guangdong province, who was partially educated in the United States through his participation in the Chinese Educational Mission. The Mission, which operated from 1872 to 1881, sent 120 Chinese youths to live with American families and study in New England secondary schools, and subsequently study in American universities, with the aim that graduates would return to China and contribute to China's modernization and ‘Self-Strengthening’ efforts. As part of that pioneering program, Liang entered Hartford Public High School in Connecticut in 1874 and went on to graduate from Yale University (class of 1882). Following his return to China, Liang served in numerous important roles as a politician, diplomat, and advocate for education starting in the late Qing dynasty. Among his distinguished positions were his tenure as President of Beiyang University in Tianjin (1904-07), China’s Minister to the U.S.(stationed in Washington, D.C.) (1907), and the President of the Board of Foreign Affairs (1908-11). His prime accomplishment was negotiating with the U.S. Minister to China, William Rockhill, in 1908-09, to finalize the U.S.-Sino scheme to utilize the excess Boxer Indemnity funds in the creation of a Boxer Indemnity Scholarship. Since 1909, the Scholarship has sponsored thousands of Chinese students to study in U.S. preparatory schools and universities. During the Republic period, Liang served as the Minister of Communications (1914-16) and as the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1917).