A formal court robe (chifu) for an Imperial Duke. Qing dynasty, circa 1850-60. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd. Embroidered with nine gilt dragons with prominent eyes against a ground with broad, blue cloud bands, the lower sleeves of pleated dark blue silk.
Chinese heavily silk embroidered imperial dragon robe dragons with flaming pearls, bats,waves and other symbols. Excellent workmanship, color and quality, probable 18th century, approximately 68 inches wide x 35 inches high.
A blue ground kesi-woven silk dragon robe Late Qing dynasty Its nine dragons woven in fine gilt-wrapped threads while the cranes and bats flying amid the surrounding clouds, other auspicious emblems and the wide lishui border are worked in white and brightly colored threads; the black ground collar band and cuffs woven en suite.
Jon Eric Riis Oriental Textile and Costumes: Collection