Lot 3088. A rare Imperial brown kesi princely ‘Dragon’ robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, 18th century; length 139.7 cm., 55 in. width  196.4 cm., 77 1/4  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKDLot Sold: 1,240,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

the rich brown ground finely worked on the front and back with nine five-clawed long dragons couched in gold-wrapped threads in pursuit of ‘flaming pearls’, amidst multi-coloured cloud scrolls, bats, and the bajixiang('Eight Buddhist Emblems'), all above sprigs of dianthus and auspicious emblems rising from rolling and crashing waves above the lishui band, with dark blue borders at the cuffs and collar decorated with striding dragons

Provenance: Collection of Lillian Rojtman Berkman. 
Sotheby's New York, 22nd/23rd September 2004, lot 163.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Hong Kong, 08 Oct 2013