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An Important Imperial Brown Kesi Dragon Robe
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An Important Imperial Brown Kesi Dragon Robe
QIANLONG AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
242 cm (W)
A brown-ground robe exquisitely made of Kesi, exquisitely woven with nine golden dragons above turbulent waves and three mountains, all amidst stylized clouds and classic scrolls, each front-faced dragon with a golden Shou character over its head. The five rising dragons on the lower level have their tails pointing outward.
Kesi is the most costly among all silk dragon robes
and the twelve symbols of Imperial authority are rarely found on brown-ground dragon robes. The style of the present lot resembles the typical form of the early 18th century. It is also interesting to note that the shou character above the dragons’head and the rising dragons are rarely found on dragon robes. Compare with a similar example featured on the cover page of Chinese Dragon Robe written by Mr. Huang Nengfu and Ms. Chen Juanjuan. This dragon robe similarly featured rising dragons and a shou over the head of each front-faced dragon.
Provenance
From the Pooley Collection, Rockford, IL, USA.
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An Important Imperial Brown Kesi Dragon Robe

Estimate HK$800,000 - HK$1,200,000
Nov 24, 2013
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Starting Price HK$550,000
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0816: An Important Imperial Brown Kesi Dragon Robe

Sold for HK$700,000
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Est. HK$800,000 - HK$1,200,000Starting Price HK$550,000
Ravenel The Imperial Treasures Evening Sale
Nov 24, 2013 6:30 AM EST
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Lot 0816 Details

Description
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An Important Imperial Brown Kesi Dragon Robe
QIANLONG AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
242 cm (W)
A brown-ground robe exquisitely made of Kesi, exquisitely woven with nine golden dragons above turbulent waves and three mountains, all amidst stylized clouds and classic scrolls, each front-faced dragon with a golden Shou character over its head. The five rising dragons on the lower level have their tails pointing outward.
Kesi is the most costly among all silk dragon robes
and the twelve symbols of Imperial authority are rarely found on brown-ground dragon robes. The style of the present lot resembles the typical form of the early 18th century. It is also interesting to note that the shou character above the dragons’head and the rising dragons are rarely found on dragon robes. Compare with a similar example featured on the cover page of Chinese Dragon Robe written by Mr. Huang Nengfu and Ms. Chen Juanjuan. This dragon robe similarly featured rising dragons and a shou over the head of each front-faced dragon.
Provenance
From the Pooley Collection, Rockford, IL, USA.

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