Lot 1380. A rare red gauze lady's informal summer court robe, mid-19th century. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 

The gauze robe is finely woven with medallions of crane, butterfly, and peony in shades of white, blue, red, pink, purple and green, above a wide lishui stripe tossed with auspicious emblems. The sleeves are decorated with similar motifs, 54 in. (137.1 cm.) long x 76 in. (193 cm.) wide. 

ProvenanceCollection of Mrs. J. O. Saul given by Mr. and Mrs. William Frey.
Gifted by the above to the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art part I, 17 - 18 March 2016, New York