Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court

Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court

Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court

GORGEOUS Antique Woman's Qing Chinese Embroidered Satin Silk Dragon Robe Yellow Gold for. Emporer's Consort in the Imperial Court. Stylistically shape is called a Changyi which was to be worn with a skirt. Please know, besides the obvious Quality and exceptional Embroidery of this Robe exhibiting the era and age of the Qing Dynasties; this item was Confirmed By Bonham's as an Authentic "19th C Ladies Dragon Robe".

A truly Rare Yellow Gold Qing Dynasty imperial dragon robe - Jifu has exquisite craftsmanship and auspicious symbolism typical for Imperial court members. Adorned with five-clawed dragons, clouds, and bats, the garment features a mountains and water border with wind-swept Hurricane waves, Buddhist symbols, and motifs representing the Eight Precious Things and Daoist Immortals. Coined as "Hurricane Waves" by Alan Priest, a Chinese robe specialist, the dynamic LISHUI Boarder adds a distinctive touch to this robe, dating back to the early 19th century: This exquisite complex Bottom boarder silk floss decoration: Has Not Been Cut, nor Shortened. The dragons are skillfully depicted with gold-wrapped threads, while the intricate embroidery employs colored floss silk and the complex Peking - Forbidden knot stitch. This robe embodies the rich cultural heritage and artistic mastery of the hierarchical Qing Dynasty. Comparison Photo #4 Similar - closely matching robes: A burial robe of the Empress Dowager Cixi In similar dark blue brocade sleeves and the satin golden yellow silk with. The robe for comparison was originally owned and documented by the reknown Chinese Textile Expert Historian and Author: Linda Wrigglesworthe England 2007. Note: According to Linda Wrigglesworth and Gary Dickinson in Imperial Wardrobe, officials of varying ranks, princes and family members wore dragon robes lacking the dragon on the inner flap.

Robes decorated with eight dragons were also worn by Mandarins in the first year after passing the imperial examinations. The gold thread was made by beating high carat gold into gold leaf and pasting it on to a paper support with lac from a lac tree. The gilt material would then be burnished and cut into fine strips before being wrapped around a silk thread core. The gold threads would then be couched down on top of the silk to form the dragons. See additional image showing the Changyi shaped robe made for Women in the Imperial Court from a Museum Collection.

Renowned for its complexity, the embroidery technique know as Peking king and large areas of silk floss combined with 8 Gold Couched Dragons resulting in a visually stunning display of color and texture. We believe from all the pieces sewn together and tacked onto the robe of the thinner pale blue silk lining That it is a replacement lining someone pieced together under the arms and across the front and back. We surmise The Robe ORIGINALLY would have had the dark Royal Blue Brocade lining throughout which is still present on the inner sleeves and showing minor wear patterns attesting to it's age and how it may have disintegrated and been in need of replacing.

We do not see this robe as having been cutdown from its original shape. Approximate Overall Dimensions: 48 inches /122cm Width x 44 inches / 112cm Length. Gorgeous Display Cultural Piece of Chinese Textile Artistry is showcased in this 19th Century, Qing Dynasty Silk Dragon Robe. Condition - Please View images: Golden Yellow ground silk outer fabric has subtle darkened areas along the neck and shoulder areas.

Inside gold flap has discoloration. Inside flap confirms the original color of this Robe is not faded and is Classified as a "GOLDEN - YELLOW" Color for a woman consort with a Phoenix and other Expected Auspicious symbols embroidered in Peking knots with Gold thread outlines. Minimal loss of silk floss around Gold wrapped Dragons couched outlines. Light blue silk lining is detached and frayed at the collar with frayed bottom hem and shows minimal repairs. Collar slip knot closure is missing loop.

Age Identification confirmed by Bonhams and previous Auctioned robes of similar style and sizing. Also see manner of construction Please see images of fabric conditions and the INSIDE images of the embroidered fabric with the fine stitching. This Beautiful Qing Dynasty robe has wide arm sleeves that may be turned over or under for different looks. They are lined in a royal blue damask silk which may be folded over to a Blue band cuff look or folded inside for a seamless all yellow style or with sleeves fully extended showing the Auspicious symbols in the Peking stitch embroidery of bats and peonies, on the white silk banding.
Antique QING Chinese Yellow DRAGON ROBE Embroidered GOLD Silk IMPERIAL Court