The Emperor of China, 1843.

China, Emperor, 19th century, Auguste Wahlen
The Emperor of China. L’empereur de Chine.

The Emperor of China, 1843.

L’Empereur de la Chine. 

Source: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  Ornamental designs. Specimens of Chinese Art. Meanders and Scallops.
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