A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century
Lot 5005
A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century
Sold for US$ 12,500 inc. premium
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A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua 19th century
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Textiles

Property from the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
A Manchu noblewoman's black silk ground embroidered surcoat, longgua
19th century
Displaying eight large roundels above a tall lishui border, each roundel featuring a five-clawed dragon and shou medallion in gilt-couched threads surrounded by brightly hued clouds, bats and auspicious symbols that repeat on smaller-scale roundels above a lishui border along the sleeve ends; later embroidered silk collar and neck band.
53 1/2in (136cm) long

Footnotes

  • The four front-facing and four profile dragons, each with five claws suggest that the surcoat was made for an imperial consort. See Robert D Jacobsen, Imperial Silks: Ch'ing Dynasty Textiles in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, 2000), Volume I, cat. no. 109, pp. 284-5.
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