An embroidered silk Dragon robe, Qing Dynasty, late 18th- early 19th century. Photo Sotheby's

couched in gold-wrapped threads with the decoration of nine five-clawed dragons amid clouds and auspicious emblems, above the terrestrial diagram and lishui border at the hem, with later added sleeve bands. Length 50 in., 127 cm; Width 53 in., 134.6 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD

Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 18 MARS 2014 - 19 MARS 2014. NEW YORK - www.sothebys.com