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A FIVE-COLOR-CLOUD EMBROIDERED BLUE SILK GAUZE SUMMER DRAGON ROBE, JIFU
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A FIVE-COLOR-CLOUD EMBROIDERED BLUE SILK GAUZE SUMMER DRAGON ROBE, JIFU

LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A FIVE-COLOR-CLOUD EMBROIDERED BLUE SILK GAUZE SUMMER DRAGON ROBE, JIFU
LATE 19TH CENTURY
The blue silk gauze worked in couched gold thread and fine counted stitch with nine five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst five-color clouds interspersed with bats and the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang) above a terrestrial diagram and lishui stripe separated by ruyi-shaped clouds, with similar decoration repeated on the border, collar and horsehoof cuffs, the black gauze sleeve extensions with couched gold stripes
88½ in. (224.8 cm.) across
Provenance
Acquired in Shanghai in 1934.

Lot Essay

Compare another similar five-color-cloud embroidered blue gauze summer dragon robe, jifu, dated to the Jiaqing period and sold in these rooms, The Imperial Wardrobe: Fine Chinese Costume and Textiles from the Linda Wrigglesworth Collection, 19 March 2008, lot 26.

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