Lot 65. A blue gauze 'Dragon' robe, late Qing dynasty. Estimate US$ 3,500 - 4,500 (€3,000 - 3,900). Photo: Bonhams.
Woven in gold threads with nine four-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls surrounded by baskets of flowers, auspicious emblems and clouds, all above lishui stripes and terrestrial diagrams emerging from churning waves at the hem, the black collar and sleeve bands similarly woven. 53 3/4in (136.6cm) long.