A blue silk Daoist robe, Daopao Late Qing/Republic period

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Lot 588
A blue silk Daoist robe, Daopao
Late Qing/Republic period

US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£ 820 - 1,200

Asian Decorative Art

18 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

A blue silk Daoist robe, Daopao
Late Qing/Republic period
Of rectangular form with a pair of wide sleeves flanking a central opening down the front fastened with ties, the edges and the waist set with wide black bands embroidered with large lotus blossoms and bats amidst leafy scrolls surrounded by key-fret borders rendered in couched gilt threads, the lower section of the front opening applied with another pair of panels decorated with a crane, deer, bats, peaches, lingzhi scrolls above celestial diagrams, clouds and vibrant stripes; the back centered with a large square badge embroidered in gold threads and colorful silk flosses with a crane perching on rocks, its heading turning towards the sun surrounded by dense clouds and Buddhist emblems, all above additional clouds and stripes; the interior with silk lining.
54in (137.2cm) long
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