Lot 63. A blue gauze 'Dragon' robe, late Qing dynasty. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,700 - 2,600). Photo: Bonhams.
Couched with nine dragons and shou medallions in gold-wrapped threads, surrounded by embroidered auspicious emblems and clouds in polychrome threads, all bordered by lishui stripes and terrestrial diagrams emerging from churning waves, the sleeves terminating in horse-hoof cuffs, the neck and sleeves with brocade borders. 55 3/4in (141.7cm) long.