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RARE 18TH C. TEN-THOUSANDS PEARLS DRAGON SILK ROBE
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IMPORTANT, RARE, 18th C. QING DYNASTY, Qianlong REIGN PERIOD (AD 1736-1796),
THE TEN-THOUSANDS PEARLS EMBROIDERY SILK IMPERIAL DRAGON ROBE
PROVENANCE:
From the private collections of Madame Kimball, of Boston, Massachusetts; by inheritance. ORIGINAL RECEIPTS, Records bought from GRANDE MAISON DE BLANC, 6 Boulevard des Capucines, 6; Paris. Dated 16 Aug 1869. Dealers in Works of Art & Antiques Fine Silk Tapestry and Novelties, etc.
The robe wealthy decorated with hundreds of natural pearls each are elaborately seamed upon the dragon motifs, cleverly simulating the dragon's scales. On the chest elegantly displayed the imperial five-clawed dragon and five smaller attendant dragons borne from turbulent cresting waves, the dragons detailed with ferocious faces and scaly bodies, writhing amongst stylized clouds and flame wisps surrounded with fumes clouds and flames; all delicately embroidered against bright-imperial-yellow silk ground.
The image of the five-clawed dragon can be considered the ultimate reflection of the Qianlong emperor's imperial splendor. The works displayed a unique and rare artifact, shows a masterly craftsmanship.
The Dragon Robe is displayed inside a wooden-box frame (New Frame), matted on black velvet ground (Demountable), and royal blue matting border behind acrylic glass.


Measurements (Dragon Robe): 54"H x 79-1/8"W
Measurements (Frame): 77" x 77"

PROVENANCE:

From the private collections of Madame Kimball, of Boston, Massachusetts; by inheritance. ORIGINAL RECEIPTS, Records bought from GRANDE MAISON DE BLANC, 6 Boulevard des Capucines, 6; Paris. Dated 16 Aug 1869. Dealers in Works of Art & Antiques Fine Silk Tapestry and Novelties, etc. The Kimball's family collections offered at this Auctions can be found on Lot 71, Lot 87, Lot 97 - 142, Lot 138 - 141 and Lot 146 - 153
Condition
Over all in EXCELLENT Condition.
LAUREN Galleries provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater.
The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
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RARE 18TH C. TEN-THOUSANDS PEARLS DRAGON SILK ROBE

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000
Jun 15, 2019
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Starting Price $5,000
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0071: RARE 18TH C. TEN-THOUSANDS PEARLS DRAGON SILK ROBE

Sold for $55,000
33 Bids
Est. $15,000 - $20,000Starting Price $5,000
DAY1 SUMMER 2019 MAJOR ESTATE CHINESE AUCTION
Jun 15, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
Buyer's Premium 25%

Lot 0071 Details

Description
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IMPORTANT, RARE, 18th C. QING DYNASTY, Qianlong REIGN PERIOD (AD 1736-1796),
THE TEN-THOUSANDS PEARLS EMBROIDERY SILK IMPERIAL DRAGON ROBE
PROVENANCE:
From the private collections of Madame Kimball, of Boston, Massachusetts; by inheritance. ORIGINAL RECEIPTS, Records bought from GRANDE MAISON DE BLANC, 6 Boulevard des Capucines, 6; Paris. Dated 16 Aug 1869. Dealers in Works of Art & Antiques Fine Silk Tapestry and Novelties, etc.
The robe wealthy decorated with hundreds of natural pearls each are elaborately seamed upon the dragon motifs, cleverly simulating the dragon's scales. On the chest elegantly displayed the imperial five-clawed dragon and five smaller attendant dragons borne from turbulent cresting waves, the dragons detailed with ferocious faces and scaly bodies, writhing amongst stylized clouds and flame wisps surrounded with fumes clouds and flames; all delicately embroidered against bright-imperial-yellow silk ground.
The image of the five-clawed dragon can be considered the ultimate reflection of the Qianlong emperor's imperial splendor. The works displayed a unique and rare artifact, shows a masterly craftsmanship.
The Dragon Robe is displayed inside a wooden-box frame (New Frame), matted on black velvet ground (Demountable), and royal blue matting border behind acrylic glass.


Measurements (Dragon Robe): 54"H x 79-1/8"W
Measurements (Frame): 77" x 77"

PROVENANCE:

From the private collections of Madame Kimball, of Boston, Massachusetts; by inheritance. ORIGINAL RECEIPTS, Records bought from GRANDE MAISON DE BLANC, 6 Boulevard des Capucines, 6; Paris. Dated 16 Aug 1869. Dealers in Works of Art & Antiques Fine Silk Tapestry and Novelties, etc. The Kimball's family collections offered at this Auctions can be found on Lot 71, Lot 87, Lot 97 - 142, Lot 138 - 141 and Lot 146 - 153
Condition
...
Over all in EXCELLENT Condition.<br/>LAUREN Galleries provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. <br/>The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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