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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 2014http://www.bonhams.com/