Lot 94. A good embroidered formal robe, jifu, second half 19th century. Photo Kerry Taylor Auctions

the blue silk ground densely worked with couched gold thread dragons amid blue scrolling clouds and coloured auspicious symbols, black silk edging bands. Good condition, fine embroidery, robe has been shortened by making a pleat across the centre chest and back, fabric is intact and could be easily upicked, not lined, two small holes to front chest

Kerry Taylor AuctionsPassion For Fashion & Fine Textiles, Jun 26, 2006