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A PAIR OF 'KESI' PERFUME POUCHES AND A SILK EMBROIDERED 'FLORAL' SLEEVE BAND
500 € - 800 €
Description:China, 19th c.
L. 11,5-109 cm
a) Perfume pouches (hebao) to be worn as pendants on the belt. The pattern with treasures, waves, and bats, as well as the dark red color, which was considered a variation of yellow at the Qing court, show that this is a pair of pouches for a high-ranking personage. Characters 'nian nian ru yi'. Slit tapestry (kesi) in colored silk and gold threads. Braided silk strings with turquoise ceramic beads. b) Sleeve band for a lady. Light blue satin silk embroidered with gold threads. Intertwined ornaments, calabashes, and orchid flowers.
From a North German private collection, assembled between 1980 and 2005
Traces of age