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Kesi Formal Dragon Robe

Auction:
2885B
Lot:
397
Sold for:
$2,952$2,400

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2885B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 19, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Kesi Formal Dragon Robe, China, 18th/19th century, woven with eight dragons chasing flaming pearls in gold thread, amidst ruyi-form clouds, bats, and the "Eight Buddhist Treasures," on a blue ground woven with interlocking quatrefoil ruyi motifs containing wan symbols and lotus flowers, all above a lishui border with crashing waves and precious objects, modified to open along the front with a partial collar trimmed with smaller dragons, lg. 53 in.
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Overlap and collar missing, sleeves altered, small hole reverse, sleeves and shoulders, deterioration to lining at neck, back vent sewn up.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, Chinese art, Chinese culture, Lotus Cars, Ruyi

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