496
496

PROPERTY FROM AN OLD HONG KONG COLLECTION

AN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-PRESERVED BLUE-GROUND GOLD-COUCHED 'DRAGON' ROBE
QING DYNASTY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
496

PROPERTY FROM AN OLD HONG KONG COLLECTION

AN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-PRESERVED BLUE-GROUND GOLD-COUCHED 'DRAGON' ROBE
QING DYNASTY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong

AN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-PRESERVED BLUE-GROUND GOLD-COUCHED 'DRAGON' ROBE
QING DYNASTY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
brilliantly decorated against a blue ground in couched gold thread with dragons amidst clouds and bats, interspersed with auspicious emblems
135.5 by 212 cm, 53 3/8  by 83 1/2  in.
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Catalogue Note

According to Linda Wrigglesworth and Gary Dickinson in Imperial Wardrobe, officials of the fourth, fifth and sixth ranks wore dragon robes lacking the dragon on the inner flap. Robes decorated with eight dragons were also worn by mandarins in the first year after passing the imperial examinations.

The gold thread was made by beating high carat gold into gold leaf and pasting it on to a paper support with lac from a lac tree. The gilt material would then be burnished and cut into fine strips before being wrapped around a silk thread core. The gold threads would then be couched down on top of the silk to form the dragons.

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong