A blue silk embroidered 'Dragon' robe, 19th century

Lot 64. A blue silk embroidered 'Dragon' robe, 19th century. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,400 - 5,200). Photo: Bonhams.

Boldly embroidered with nine five-clawed dragons and shou medallions in gold-wrapped silk threads, surrounded by Buddhist emblems, auspicious animals and clouds, all bordered by lishui stripes and terrestrial diagrams emerging from churning waves, black collar and sleeve bands similarly embroidered and edged in brocade. 53 1/2in (135.8cm) long.

Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30 Oct 2017, 10:00 EDT, NEW YORK