05 août 2017

An embroidered blue gauze summer dragon robe, jifu, 19th century 

Lot 1630. An embroidered blue gauze summer dragon robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The blue gauze worked in couched gold thread and counted stitch with the prescribed nine five-clawed dragons, two shown full-face leaping around a flaming pearl on the front and the back while six others on the front, back and shoulders are shown reaching for the pearl, as is the ninth on the underflap, all... [Lire la suite]