This is a rare and fine silk kesi dragon roundel from the 19th century. It is very likely that this roundel was from the surcoat of an Emperor of the 19th century. The roundel shows a 5 claws dragon with a "Long Live for Ten Thousand Years" mark weaved in gold thread over the dragon's head. The endless "Wan" character, which is "Endless Ten Thousand", are all over the back ground in gold thread. It is in overall good condition in rich color with no stain or rest ...click for details
A Chinese imperial embroidery dragon robe from about 1890 Qing Dynasty. The robe is made of a reddish brown silk ground. There are nine, five-clawed dragons done in couched golden thread. Brown was considered a shade of yellow by the Qing Court. The use of the color was restricted to the imperial family members. Partial of the original lining was replaced. The robe is in general good condition with some loose threads and slight age wear.
Size: 83” x 53”
This is a Chinese Kesi (silk tapestry) dragon robe or Chi-fu dated to the late 19th Century. KESI dragon robe was the most expensive type of dragon robe in Qing dynasty; much more expensive than embroidery and brocade robe. The robe is made from unique slate blue w/ bronze dragons, brightly colored auspicious symbols. Original blue silk satin lining. There are nine, four-clawed dragons throughout the robe. The robe also features bats and other auspicious Buddhism symbols as well as Taoism symbol ...click for details
A rare complete full length uncut dragon robe from the middle 19th century, with nine dragons in total. Royal blue background, lots of gold threads, vivid colors and subjects of five claws dragons, cranes, clouds and precious items. Mint condition. Length: 22 feet (670cm).