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Lot 9210. A Purple ground brocade dragon robe, Late Qing dynasty. Estimate USD 2,000 ~ 3,000. Sold for US$ 2,500 (€2,251). Photo: Bonhams.

the nine dragons and the lishui border woven in silvery white threads set amid clouds and auspicious emblems picked out in bright colors that repeat in the striping of the lower sleeves, the neck band and horseshoe cuffs woven en suite on a black ground (lower part of lishui border turned under to shorten). 46in (117cm) altered length - 55 1/4in (140.5cm) actual length including turned under hem

Bonham's. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS, 10:00 PDT, SAN FRANCISCO