A yellow ground silk brocade dragon robe, 18th-19th century. Estimate US$ 18,000 – 25,000 (€14,000 – 20,000). Photo Bonhams.
Finely woven in gold and multi-color threads with nine front-facing five-clawed dragon roundels, each set amid cloud scrolls above terrestrial diagrams rising from waves that repeat to the lower border of the robe, the deep blue satin neck band and cuffs decorated with additional dragons and applied en suite. 52 3/4 x 74in (134 x 188cm)
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 16 Dec 2014 10:00 PST – SAN FRANCISCO