A blue silk ‘eight-dragon’ robe, jifu, late Qing Dynasty. Estimate £500 – 800 (€660 – 1,100). Photo Bonhams.
Woven in gold thread with sinuous coiled dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, amongst cloud scrolls and above crashing waves, together with two cream cotton under garments. 135cm (53in) long. (3).
The Property of a Lady.
Reputedly presented reputedly as a gift to the vendor’s father, who was a medical missionary in Yunnan during the 1930’s, and thence by descent.
Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE