Lot 3090. A rare brocaded salmon-ground semi-formal dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period; length 139.7 cm., 55 in. width 200.7 cm., 79 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000Lot Sold: 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

finely brocaded with nine large gold long dragons rampant amidst cloud scrolls, four dragons grasping ‘flaming pearls,’ above turbulent waves, mountain peaks, jewels, auspicious emblems, and an undulating lishuiwave border accented with ruyi heads at the skirt and sleeves the details further picked-out in gilt thread, with matching salmon-ground dragon cuffs and a simple thin black-band collar.

Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, 11th March 2004, lot 552.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Hong Kong, 08 Oct 2013