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Lot 48. A turquoise-ground embroidered dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBPSold: 10 000 GBP. © Sotheby's.

embroidered with nine golden five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls against a turquoise ground accentuated with ruyi-shaped clouds, bats, bajixiang emblems, lotus and peony blooms, all above crashing waves and a lishui border; 140 cm, 55 1/8  in.   

ProvenancePurchased by the owner's great grandfather in Beijing in 1901, by repute. 

Sotheby'sImportant Chinese Art, London, 08 nov. 2017, 11:00 AM