A blue-ground formal silk robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate £1,000 – 2,000 (€1,300 – 2,700). Photo Bonhams.
Embroidered in golden and multi-coloured threads with eight coiled dragons amongst clouds, flaming pearls, bajixiang, bats, large flower-heads and Buddhist lions, all above tumultuous waves breaking against rocks and a typical linear hem pattern. From neck to hem: 132cm (52in) long
Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE