Property from Various Owners
A purple ground embroidered silk dragon robe, chao fu
Late 19th century
Displaying nine dragons worked predominantly in gilt wrapped threads in contrast to the rich purple ground filled with cloud scrolls, ribboned symbols and wide lishui border bands defined by pale polychrome silk stitches, the black satin collar bands and cuffs worked en suite (fading, wear, shortened).
49 1/2in (126cm) long