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Lot 0185 Details

Description
Rare Chinese Woven and Embroidered Lady's Imperial Dragon Robe, Ch'i-fu, 18th century, the yellow silk ground with original peach-colored brocade silk lining embroidered with nine Imperial dragons in gold thread and woven with the twelve symbols and clouds and a mountain rising from the waves, symbolizing the ancient belief that China arose from the water surrounded by the oceans, all above a lower border at the hem of diagonal bands, the layout and symbols incorporated into this robe follow the precepts for an Imperial lady, possibly an empress, the robe is completed and awaiting the final fitting for the recipient of the addition of sleeves, collar and buttons, l. 52-1/2".
Condition
Overall very good condition - no tears or damage noted.
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185: Chinese Embroidered Lady's Imperial Dragon Robe

Estimate $7,000 - $10,000May 19, 2012
Starting Price $5,750
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