495
495

PROPERTY FROM AN OLD HONG KONG COLLECTION

A BROWN-GROUND EMBROIDERED SILK 'DRAGON' ROBE, JIFU
QING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1860
Estimate
120,000180,000
JUMP TO LOT
495

PROPERTY FROM AN OLD HONG KONG COLLECTION

A BROWN-GROUND EMBROIDERED SILK 'DRAGON' ROBE, JIFU
QING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1860
Estimate
120,000180,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong

A BROWN-GROUND EMBROIDERED SILK 'DRAGON' ROBE, JIFU
QING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1860
brightly decorated against a brown silk ground with nine dragons, one on the inner flap, interspersed with auspicious motifs, all above a stylised border of waves and floral blooms
123.8 by 199 cm, 48 3/4  by 78 3/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

Embroidered in satin stitch with the bajixiang emblems, peony heads and central head worked in Peking knot stitch, the nine dragons couched in gold-wrapped threads, the robe would have been worn by imperial noblemen.

During the Qing dynasty, court costume was strictly codified to represent rank and status. Textiles of bright yellow were only worn by the Emperor, Empress, Dowager Empress whilst other members of the imperial family wore varying shades of yellow. Brown, considered as a ‘lesser yellow’, was worn by other members of the imperial clan, including the emperor’s sons-in-law and imperial dukes.

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong