Antique Qing Dynasty Chinese Silk Embroidery Dragon Robe Rank Badge
Item History and Pricing
|Region of Origin: China|
China robe, Qing Dynasty, approx. 18th to early 19th C. A very rare ceremonial outer garment of a high official, as it holds five clawed dragons. It is entirely and very elaborately woven in real gold gilt threads on large dragons above ocean waves and rocks, in the chest area. On the shoulders likewise, and smaller renditions on the seams of the short sleeves. The dominant pattern consists o...f colourful clouds, which have the form of ruyi heads of the dignity sceptre. Fluttering between them are bats; as well as flowers and objects from the Babao (the "eight precious things"). On the back, the depiction is the same as on the front. Original blue silk lining on the inside. Please examine pictures for condition detail as they are part of the description. Traces of wear and tear, lost and loose thread due to age mostly near the shoulder and dragons. Overall in rarely found Imperial item. SIZE: APPROX. 64cm x 131cm. A complete original set of 4 buttons has no damage, this high quality and expensive stone with gold gilt buttons are the first time I have ever seem on a robe. 2 button silk loops tear but can easily be fixed.
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