A fur-lined navy silk first-rank civil official winter robe, Late Qing dynasty | 清末 石青色綢內襯皮一品補服
A fur-lined navy silk first-rank civil official winter robe
Late Qing dynasty
the satin-weave fabric dyed a deep midnight-blue, the front and back each applied with a square embroidered 'white crane' first-rank badge, the crane soaring amidst bats and ruyi-form clouds above a roiling sea, the interior lined with a light brown fur dappled white, the opening at the front of the robe with five floriform gilt-metal toggles and corresponding silk loop closures
Height 46½ in., 118.1 cm; Width across sleeves 72 in., 182.9 cm
The silk and fur are in good condition, but the stitching has been removed along the side seams of the robe, and in some areas the fur lining and the silk are not stitched together.
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Collection of Liang Dunyan (1857–1924), and thence by descent.
梁敦彦 (1857-1924) 收藏，此後家族傳承