A Chinese Embroidered Silk Ground Dragon Robe, Jifu, Mid-19th Century
silk ground robe
54 1/2 x 64 in, 138.4 x 162.6 x 0.2 cm
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for: $15,000
Acquired by the present Private Collection's great aunt, Mabel Annie East, London, 1920s
This blue silk ground robe features nine large dragons (one hidden) amongst a multicoloured sky. Longevity bats, flaming pearls and clouds shaped like lingzhi fungus are depicted over a band of crashing waves filled with Buddhist treasures.
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