A kesi silk blue-ground 'nine-dragon' robe Late Qing Dynasty
Lot 341
A kesi silk blue-ground 'nine-dragon' robe
Late Qing Dynasty
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,656) inc. premium
Auction Details
A kesi silk blue-ground 'nine-dragon' robe Late Qing Dynasty
Lot Details
A kesi silk blue-ground 'nine-dragon' robe
Late Qing Dynasty
The light silk robe woven on the front and back with a front-facing five-clawed dragon encircling a flaming pearl above two further striding five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a pearl, each sleeve also with a five-clawed dragon around a flaming pearl, all amidst cloud scrolls and scattered bats, crane medallions and Daoist symbols including the double gourd and the castanets tied with trailing lotus blossom stems, the interior flap with the ninth five-clawed dragon pursuing a pearl, the hem with dragons and the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, rising from foaming waves. 143cm (56¼in) long

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  • 清晚期 藍地緙絲九龍八吉祥紋袍
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