A Rare Chinese Embroidered Silk Ground Dragon Robe, Jifu, Late 19th Century
silk ground robe
55 x 85 in, 139.7 x 215.9 x 0.3 cm
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000 CAD
Sold for: $9,375
Acquired by a Canadian Presbyterian Missionary Family living in Weihai, Shandong, China, circa 1908 to 1924
by descent to the present Private collection, British Columbia
The brown silk ground robe featuring nine large dragons (hidden) on the front side, and eight on the reverse, all chasing flaming pearls on a multicoloured sky with Buddhist emblems, longevity bats, lingzhi fungus shaped clouds, all over a band of crashing waves with coral springs and large lotus blooms.
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