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A brown-ground silk embroidered child's robe, Late Qing Dynasty. Photo Bonhams.

Decorated in couched golden thread with four-clawed dragons chasing pearls amongst multi-coloured embroidered silk clouds, bats, peach branches, lotus flowersand the attributes of the Eight Immortals, all above a typical wave pattern at the hem, the sleeve bands and collar with a brocade border. 94cm (37in) long. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,800)

Bonhams. ASIAN ART, London, Knightsbridge, 12 May 2014