A 19th c. Chinese Mangpao Heavily Embellished Silk Nine Dragon Robe, couched gold thread and satin stitch on front and back, the front with three five-clawed dragons facing flaming pearls among ruyi clouds, five dragons on the back, and the last dragon hidden inside the underflap; with single bats, clusters of paired bats, all on a pale chestnut-toned ground. The terrestrial diagram and lishui stripe at the arms and hem with auspicious emblems. NOTE: ex-Christie's, Sale 13751 September 14-17 2017, lot 940.
78" H x 54" W
Purchased by an American collector in Hong Kong c. 1990
minor and scattered loose threads, silk is very good, presents very well
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