photo credit: Andrew Haimrel
An emperor’s Chinese robe, from the 17th century Quinlong
dynasty, is a current piece at Bonham’s Auction House in
London. It was a British officer’s and the family is asking a
starting of 150,000 pounds for the garment. The robe has
nine embroidered dragons which are symbols of rain and
fertility. China and England have had a record of
imperialism, but eyes are on ancient Chinese fashion.