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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 172

    AN EMBROIDERED CHESTNUT SILK DRAGON ROBE, JIFU

    MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN EMBROIDERED CHESTNUT SILK DRAGON ROBE, JIFU
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    Finely embroidered on the front and back panels in couched gold-wrapped thread, satin stitch and Peking knot with nine five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, leaping amidst clouds interspersed with the eight Buddhist emblems (bajixiang), above a hem of roiling waves, within similarly decorated black silk borders and gold braid repeated on the horsehoof cuffs, with black corded sleeve extensions, all picked out in shades of blue, yellow, green and grey against a reddish-brown ground
    81 in. (205.7 cm.) across


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    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND OF
    CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART, PITTSBURGH