A BLUE-GROUND SUMMER GAUZE 'DRAGON' ROBE
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION
The blue gauze is worked in couched gold thread and counted stitch with the prescribed nine five-clawed dragons, two on the front and back shown clutching flaming pearls while the others are shown reaching for the pearl, all amidst lingzhi-shaped clouds interspersed with 'precious objects' and bats.
67 1/2 in. (171.5 cm.) wide
From a private English collection, acquired in the 1920s then by descent within the family.
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
We have sought to record changes on the condition of this piece acquired after its initial manufacture.
- The robe has been later tailored, with the original material tucked in at the sides and at the waist.
- One toggle is missing.
- There are loose threads, a few small tears, and fraying in places, in particular to the gold thread on the sleeves.
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