Lot 1252
An Important Chinese Ancestor Portrait
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Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century, ink and colors on silk, an impressively large and very finely painted ancestor portrait of an imperial court gentleman dressed in a fur lined winter robe bearing an imperial rank badge with forward facing dragon, an imperial dragon with five claws lines his exposed sleeves and skirt, seated in a finely lacquered and carved red and black chair with metal fittings, he displays his importance at the imperial court with the peacock feather in his hat and his wealth by wearing a long coral and lapis bead necklace with jade beads attached and a ruby finial to his hat, draped on his chair is a tiger skin, presented in a cobalt blue lacquered and gilt wood frame under plexiglass.

DOA 81.5 x 53.5 in.

From the Collection of Mr. C. S. Miller, Sr., Virginia

The size, fine detail of painting, and rich accessories as well as imperial rank badge make this ancestor portrait a prized work of art.

Some areas of loss to the paint and silk; a tear to the right side of his head; some minor creasing; not examined out of the frame.

$1,000 - 2,000