A Manchu noblewoman’s apricot ground embroidered dragon robe. Late Qing dynasty. Estimate US$ 4,000 – 6,000 (€3,200 – 4,800). Photo Bonhams.
The orange-rose ground with side openings displaying nine four-clawed dragons worked in couched gilt threads and set amid cloud scrolls, bats and shou medallions worked in shades of blue, red and white above a tall and brilliantly colored lishui border, the added neck band, sleeve bands and horseshoe cuffs of black silk embroidered with dragons and waves in similar gilt and polychrome threads. 56 3/4in (144cm) long
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 16 Dec 2014 10:00 PST – SAN FRANCISCO