A blue-ground silk embroidered 'dragon' robe (Jifu), Late Qing dynasty | 清末 藍地繡暗八仙雲龍紋吉服袍
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A blue-ground silk embroidered 'dragon' robe (Jifu)
Late Qing dynasty
Length 50½ in., 128.3 cm; Width 61 in., 155 cm
Overall in good condition. The sleeves have been folded in and shortened. Scattered wear, particularly to the collars, cuffs, and button loops, and some frayed threads. Some light staining and discoloration.
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Collection of Frederick W. Hinke (1900-1960), and thence by descent.
Frederick William Hinke (1900-1960) was born in Auburn, New York. His father, Dr. William John Hinke, was a well-known scholar amongst the upper echelons of Washington. The family was also good friends with the Dulles family, including Allen Welsh Dulles (1893-1969), former U.S. diplomat, and John Foster Dulles (1888-1959), former U.S. secretary of states under President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969). Growing up in this environment, Hinke became actively involved in politics and served as U.S. Vice Consul during 1926-1929, and U.S. Consul in 1932 in Guangdong province, China. He later moved to Tianjin in 1938.