Lot 183. An embroidered gauze surcoat, gunfu, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 57 3/4 in. (146 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 100,000. Price realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The surcoat is embroidered with four roundels of front facing five-clawed dragons striding amidst multi-coloured clouds. The shoulder roundels are further embroidered with the symbol for sun and moon.
Provenance: Rev. Jonathan Lees of the London Missionary Society, served between 1862-1900.
Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, Hong Kong, 6 April 2015