22 March 2019
AN EXTREMELY RARE PALE YELLOW GAUZE MAN’S ROBE, CHANGFU
The robe is made of pale yellow damask gauze finely woven with roundels of dragons confronting flaming pearls.
52 ¼ in. (132.7) long, 90 ¼ in. (229.2 cm.,) wide
Jon Eric Riis, Atlanta.
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A similar pale yellow robe with dragon roundels in silk rather than gauze, in the collection of The Victoria and Albert Museum, is published by Verity Wilson in Chinese Dress, London, 1986, p. 39.
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