Lot 126. A fine kesi-woven silk dragon robe, Late 18th-19th century; 56in (142.3cm) long. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000. Sold for US$ 7,012 (£ 5,111). Courtesy Bonhams.
Finely woven in gilt and silver-wrapped threads, with green and red highlight, depicting nine mighty five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amid floating cloud scrolls interspersed with the Buddhist Emblems and bats above terrestrial diagrams emerging from billowing waves and a wide lishui border separated by ruyi-shaped clouds, the collar band and horse-hoof cuffs decorated in gold and polychrome shades with additional dragons and auspicious objects, with pleated black silk sleeve extensions.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese and Japanese Works of Art Part I, 14 Dec 2020, Los Angeles