A Chinese woven silk dragon robe or chi-fu, 19th century. Photo Bonhams.
Of blue silk, the woven cream design featuring nine five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls, amongst clouds, bats, endless knots and further auspicious symbols, above mountains, crashing waves and a lishui hem, with horseshoe cuffs and edging bands in woven black silk and gilt buttons, lined with pale blue damask silk, 130x 220cm. Sold for £1,187 (€1,492)
Bonhams. BRITISH & EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GLASS & ASIAN ART, Oxford, 2 Jul 2014. http://www.bonhams.com/