Chinese Silk Robe, 19th Century. Photo courtesy Doyle

Embroidered in gold and colors with eight dragons amid 'precious objects', bats and lingzhi shaped clouds above a terrestrial diagram and a lishui stripe all on a brown ground. Height 57 inches. Robe is not lined except for bottom on sleeves. Overall good condition, some scattered and minor thread pulls. Minor fading on the front of the robe that is even. Some light soiling around neck area mostly on interior. Estimate $2,500-3,500

Property from a Private American Collection

Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, September 16, 2013http://www.doylenewyork.com