Framed Chinese 18th century imperial blue ground gold dragon kesi fragment. This twisted gold dragon is surrounded by five color lingzhi shaped clouds. Dragon robes for the emperor contain nine dragons on them and this fragment pretty much sure is the front badge because of the empty space at the upper left corner where is to reserve for the edge to do extra work and decoration to sew buttons to the side of the robe. The teeth, hair and fins are drawn by ink, while the eyes are not and this will date this fragment to a bit earlier. Dimensions: 32 x 32 cm without frame, 70 x 68 cm with frame. Condition: no repair, loose threads to the head and tail as shown, overall good condition. Shipping from Taipei, Taiwan via EMS at actual cost. More pictures available upon request.