Lot 289. A  beige-ground gold-thread and silk embroidered dragon robe for a religious statue, China, 19th century. Height 130 cm. Estimate CHF 2 500/3 500 (€ 2 310/3 240). Unsold © Koller Auctions

Polychrome silk embroidery in flat stitches, supplemented by embroidery in gold threads and a flower bouquet in Beijing's nodding embroidery. Eight golden dragons decorate the robe, the main dragon on the chest is prominently placed in the eye. The decor is complemented by flowers, bats, clouds, beaded pearls and the classic ending with mountain, ocean and Lishui. To close with silk loops. Signed inscription: "Yellow embroidered silk robe with Mang (four-clawed dragon), no. 13 of the series in the main palace". Min. Minor wear. Ink inscription inside.

Koller Auctions. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 13 June 2017