Lot 127. A CHINESE FORMAL COURT ROBE (JIFU)

A CHINESE FORMAL COURT ROBE (JIFU) with a rich reddish brown silk ground worked with nine five claw dragons couched in wrapped gold threads pursuing flaming pearls amidst polychrome cloud scrolls, with bats and other Daoist and cosmic symbols, rising from crashing waves above the lishui band, Qing. This is a rare example of an Imperial Court Robe "in the making". The collar and cuffs are not incorporated into the panel. Provenance: Acquired at auction in Nairobi, Kenya, in the early 1950's by the vendor's mother. Private collection, West Dorset.
Sold For £9000.00 In The Asian Art - Sale Date 16th November 2017

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