An embroidered dragon robe, 19th century. Photo Bonhams.
Of blue gauze, featuring ten gilt thread five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls, amongst clouds, bats, flying phoenix and further auspicious symbols, above crashing waves and a wide lishui border rendered in brilliant colours, edging bands in embroidered black gauze with gilt filigree buttons, 103cm long. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,800)

Bonhams. ASIAN ART. 26 Mar 2014, Edinburgh - www.bonhams.com