A CHINESE BLUE GROUND SUIT OF CEREMONIAL ARMOUR AND HELMET OF THE EIGHT BANNER TROOPS
In dark blue-black satin with gilt copper studs and lined with cotton padding and pale-blue silk, comprising: a jacket and apron, detachable sleeves, shoulder epaulets and accessories, together with a parcel-gilt and iron helmet adorned with gold dragons, borders of ruyi heads and set with coral and surmounted by a tall fur plume and a gilt metal reticulated finial, the jacket and skirt 150cm approx.
Provenance: formerly the collection of Miss Diana Kearny Powell, Washington, who inherited the suit from her father Col. William Glasgow Powell, USMC (1871-1955), who participated in the relief of Peking in 1900.
來源：華盛頓Diana Kearny Powell小姐收藏。
她是由她的父親William Glasgow Powell USMC（1871-1955）那裡繼承而得。 William曾經參加1900年的北京解圍戰。