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Lot 1403Tuesday 04 Oct, 2016 - 10.00am
Chinese School - Imperial edict - "Feng Tian Gao Ming" - Written on silk brocade of varying colours - Issued on New Year's Day in 1796, the first year of the reign of the Qing Emperor, Jai Qing (reigned from 1796-1820) - "The Emperor has decreed that the appointment of Courtier and Minister of State to be conferred upon Yuan (5373) (his full name and most of the characters in the first part of the scroll are illegible) after his outstanding service and dedication to duty as the Inspector General of Liang-Huai, Salt Administation, his new appointment is now confirmed. For her devotion and loyalty to her husband, his wife Liang (4731 - her maiden surname) is granted the title of the Lady of the Third Grade", 97.75ins (248.4cm) x 12.5ins (31.7cm)