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 of 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. 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. Please note apparently this beautiful robe was stole by a person named Shawn Mei located at 15164 Dedeaux Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503. And that will be the place to pick it up if you want this robe. The item “Antique Qing Chinese Silk Dragon Robe Rank Badge Stolen by Shawn Mei” is in sale since Wednesday, November 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Robes & Textiles”. The seller is “topmat” and is located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Region of Origin: China
- Type: Kimonos, Robes & Textiles
- Featured Refinements: Antique Chinese Silk