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Pair of Ancestral Portraits

Auction:
2872T
Lot:
1831
Sold for:
$2,091$1,700

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Auction:
Discovery - 2872T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
December 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Ancestral Portraits, China, ink and color on silk, depicting a male and female high-ranking courtiers, seated on chairs lined with tiger fur, each wearing formal court robes with dragon motifs, the man with a rank badge depicting a pheasant signifying the second civil rank, framed and glazed, sight size 63 x 36 in.
Estimate $300-400

Not examined out of frames, toning, foxing, and wrinkling, several holes repaired and in-painted.


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Keywords

China, Chinese clothing, Insignia, Korean embroidery, Mandarin square, Silk, Vietnamese clothing, Vietnamese culture

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