Chinese armor, mid Qing missing helmet and shoulder pads
Lot 5022
A partial suit of ceremonial armor for one of the eight Manchu banners 18th/19th century
US$ 15,000 - 25,000
£8,900 - 15,000
Auction Details
A partial suit of ceremonial armor for one of the eight Manchu banners 18th/19th century A partial suit of ceremonial armor for one of the eight Manchu banners 18th/19th century A partial suit of ceremonial armor for one of the eight Manchu banners 18th/19th century A partial suit of ceremonial armor for one of the eight Manchu banners 18th/19th century A partial suit of ceremonial armor for one of the eight Manchu banners 18th/19th century A partial suit of ceremonial armor for one of the eight Manchu banners 18th/19th century A partial suit of ceremonial armor for one of the eight Manchu banners 18th/19th century A partial suit of ceremonial armor for one of the eight Manchu banners 18th/19th century A partial suit of ceremonial armor for one of the eight Manchu banners 18th/19th century A partial suit of ceremonial armor for one of the eight Manchu banners 18th/19th century A partial suit of ceremonial armor for one of the eight Manchu banners 18th/19th century A partial suit of ceremonial armor for one of the eight Manchu banners 18th/19th century
Lot Details
Property from Various Owners
A partial suit of ceremonial armor for one of the eight Manchu banners
18th/19th century
Including a jacket with separately constructed collar, shoulder, underarm and front flaps and an apron cut from yellow brocade silk, each section applied with yellow metal bosses and secured to the quilted lining with border bands of darker yellow silk brocade woven in gilt-wrapped threads with shou medallions; a gilt and silvered metal circular plate bordered with a band of reticulated dragons and clouds also attaching across the center front opening of the jacket.
26in (55cm) length of jacket
31in (78.5cm) length of apron

Footnotes

  • Yellow was one of the four colors used for equipping the ceremonial guards in the eight Manchu Banners. For examples of yellow, white, red and blue ceremonial armor preserved from the Qianlong period, see the exhibition catalogue edited by Evelyn Rawski and Jessica Rawson, CHINA The Three Emperors 1662-1795 (London, Royal Academy of Arts, 2005), Fig.51, pp. 156-7.
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