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April 26, 2014 11:00 AMCalender

Portrait of a High-Ranking Courtier

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2719B Location: Boston Date / Time: April 27, 2014 11:00AM


Portrait of a High-Ranking Courtier, China, Qing Dynasty, possibly Kangxi Period, the official depicted seated on a tiger-skin covered throne and in winter dress, wearing a fur-lined formal court robe embellished with a large central dragon amidst the clouds, smaller dragons at his horseshoe-shaped sleeves and at the bottom of the robe, his hat topped with a red finial indicating his high rank, a blue chaodai at his waist also denoting rank, holding a chaozhu court necklace in one hand, framed and glazed, 84 x 45 3/4 in.

Provenance: Purchased by the owner at Charlotte Horstmann, Hong Kong in 1975.
Estimate $15,000-20,000

Some paint loss, particularly on the blue of the robe and the tiger's fur, light staining to the background.

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Kangxi Period, Qing Dynasty, China, Charlotte Horstmann