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Qing dynasty (1644-1912), blue silk ground frontal fragment from a chaofu
embroidered in colors and gold metallic thread with an imperial frontal facing dragon with five claws encircling a flaming pearl of wisdom, the dragon is hovering above a three peak mountain with ocean waters below and clouds above symbolizing the cosmos, a blue silk court robe would have been worn by imperial princes and imperial relatives as ordered by the Qing court, framed with a silk mat, embroidery is secured to a red ground mat, gilt wood frame, not examined outside of the frame.
Framed dimensions: 29 1/2 x 23 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.; Embroidery only: 19 x 16 1/2 in.Private Collection, New London, North Carolina
A few minor loose golden threads.
$400 - 800