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A polychrome woven silk kesi fragment, Qing Dynasty © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd

Featuring a frontally posed dragon partially woven in peacock feathers surrounded by clouds and bats above a lishui border, all woven in brightly colored threads on the dark yellow ground (fading, soiling); 29 x 25in (74 x 63.5cm) - Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000

Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 9 Nov 2010. California, San Francisco www.bonhams.com