An embroidered blue gauze summer dragon robe. 19th Century

Its nine dragons, cloud scrolls, auspicious symbols and wide lishui border all outlined in pale yellow threads with blue, black and white threads defining the dragons' eyes, the collar and sleeve bands embroidered en suite on a black ground (wear). 51 1/2in (131cm) long - Sold for $4,800

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 9 Dec 2008. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco. Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved