A blue-ground semi-formal coat, longpao, late Qing Dynasty. Estimate £3,000 – 4,000 (€4,000 – 5,300). Photo Bonhams.
With large wide sleeves, embroidered with golden five-clawed dragons amongst billowing clouds, lotus flowers and phoenix alighting over a lishui band, all in shades of blue, the collar with a black border embroidered in golden thread with Buddhist symbols. 104cm (41in) long
Property from a European Private Collection
Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE