Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Robe Navy Blue Silk with Dragon & Phoenix
Antique 19th century Chinese Qing Dynasty Robe-Coat. A dark navy blue silk, gauzily woven, with numerous round medallions each enclosing a sinuous, five-clawed, horned ascending dragon and a descending phoenix in flight, amidst clouds, contesting a flaming pearl.
The coat is bordered by black Satin silk panels and trimmed with finely woven black silk ribbon.
The pictures are not showing the fine quality of the silk, also we were not able to show the true color of the Coat, which in fact is a gorgeous shiny deep dark navy blue. Since the silk is shiny and in one color, the camera could not capture its actual beautiful dark navy blue and shows it in a lighter grayish- black tone.
(1)Chinese Women's Skirts of The Qing Dynasty. Mary V. Hays
(2) Imperial wardrobe by Gary Dickinson, Linda Wrigglesworth
(4) Imperial Silks: Ch'ing Dynasty Textiles in The Minneapolis Institute of Arts by Robert D. Jacobsen
(5)"Silks for Thrones and Altars" by Myrna Myers