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Exquisite Chinese robe to be auctioned in January

Our Fine art auction will be commencing on 4th January 2018 and we are delighted to be auctioning such a rare find! A Chinese Imperial Dragon Robe – The coat is embroidered with mythological and symbolic Chinese flora and fauna in very fine silk floss of a single strand. The dragon images are embroidered in gold thread, holding the pearl of wisdom which is delicately embroidered in a circular concentric circles of sine satin stitch.

This dragon robe was presented to Sir Ganga Ram, Indian civil engineer and architect known as the ‘Father of Modern Lahore’, on an official visit to the Peking at the end of the 19th century. The robe itself is much older. Such elaborate robes or coats were presented as a mark of great honour by the head of a state to a visiting dignitary.