1800s Chinese Imperial Court Robe Jifu Qing Dynasty Five-Claw Dragons Guangxu. The long, semi-formal garment, worn exclusively by members of the Imperial court, wraps left over right, with classic knot ties beginning at the neckline and continuing down the length of the garment.
The sleeves are of a narrow design, black gauze sleeve extensions with couched gold stripes accenting the intricate horse hoof cuffs. The blue silk features nine exquisite designs of five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls, interspersed with many other symbols such as bats, shou rondels, and flowers. As typical of Imperial dragon robes of this era, this jifu includes a wide lishui stripe hem and sleeves, separated by. Lingzhi-style clouds, as well as the dragon panel at the interior of the garment. Regarding condition, the exterior is excellent and has been well maintained while the interior lining, although overall in good condition, has some staining present.
The use of the five-clawed dragon design was restricted to the imperial family. Emperors, their sons, and the princes of the first and second rank. 21.75in X 19.75in (55cm x 55cm). Provenance: Previous owner brought this item to us with the account that this item had been passed down within his family for numerous generations and has never been on the market and originated to the family through missionary endeavors from the 19.
Note: We are rare booksellers and have limited experience with such antique garments, but are indeed convinced of the authenticity of this item after extensive research and consultation. We have priced this item to sell and expect much interest. Any professional opinions are welcome and will be added to the listing as received. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Robes & Textiles".
The seller is "schilb_antiquarian_books" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.