A Chinese midnight blue silk surcoat, 19th century. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
embroidered with woven satin roundels depicting confronting dragons chasing flaming pearls, against a background of scrolling clouds and lotuses, the collar with designs of floral shrubs, cranes and peonies, the sleeve bands with blooming peonies. Estimate £500-700
清 十九世纪 蓝地龙纹吉服
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions. Chinese Ceramics and Asian Works of Art. 17th May 2014. http://www.dreweatts.com/