a_chao_fu_or_festive_robe_qing_dynasty_mid_19th_century_d5434845h

A Chao Fu or festive robe. Qing dynasty, Mid 19th century. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd

the summer weave silk embroidered in counted stitch with silk and gilt thread dragons, bound in bright blue kinran; mounted in plexi glass box  Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Price Realized £20,000

a_formal_court_robe_or_chifu_qing_dynasty_circa_1840_50_d5434844h

A formal court robe or chifu. Qing dynasty, circa 1840-1850. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd

kesi woven with a fretwork ground with apple green swastikas, with cuffs and bindings en suite, with nine gilt dragons. Estimate £8,000 - £15,000. Price Realized £15,000

a_formal_court_robe_of_blue_silk_qing_dynasty_circa_1870_1880_d5434840h

A formal court robe (chifu) of blue silk. Qing dynasty, circa 1870-1880 . Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd

embroidered with a blue fretwork ground, with nine gilt dragons, the lower sleeves with blue bands. Estimate £1,500 - £2,000. Price Realized £10,000

a_formal_court_robe_of_brown_silk_for_an_imperial_duke_qing_dynasty_ci_d5434837h

A formal court robe (chifu) of brown silk for an Imperial Duke. Qing dynasty, circa 1800. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd

embroidered with nine gilt dragon against a ground with a central lantern, blue cloud scrolls and cranes. Estimate £5,000 - £8,000.. Price Realized £10,000

a_formal_court_robe_for_an_imperial_duke_qing_dynasty_circa_1850_60_d5434834h

A formal court robe (chifu) for an Imperial Duke. Qing dynasty, circa 1850-60. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd

embroidered with nine gilt dragons with prominent eyes against a ground with broad, blue cloud bands, the lower sleeves of pleated dark blue silk. Estimate £7,000 - £10,000.. Unsold.

a_formal_court_robe_of_blue_silk_qing_dynasty_circa_1870_1880_d5434840h

A  formal court robe (chifu) of blue silk. Qing dynasty, circa 1840. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd

embroidered in floss silks and eight gilt dragons, with inscribed tag. Estimate £1,000 - £1,500.. Price Realized £8,750

a_blue_summer_gauze_court_robe_qing_dynasty_circa_1900_d5434842h

A blue summer gauze court robe. Qing dynasty, circa 1900 . Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd

woven with gilt dragons and seawave border, pierced gilt buttons, striped lower sleeves en suite  Estimate £1,500 - £2,000.. Price Realized £6,990

a_kesi_woven_formal_court_robe_or_chifu_qing_dynasty_circa_1860_d5434841h

A kesi-woven formal court robe or chifu. Qing dynasty, circa 1860. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd

woven with nine gilt dragons and auspicious emblems, with a diagonal seawave border.  Estimate £3,000 - £5,000.. Price Realized £4,000

a_maroon_silk_formal_court_robe_qing_dynasty_circa_1870_d5434838h

A maroon silk formal court robe (chifu). Qing dynasty, circa 1870. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd

embroidered with nine gilt dragons against blue cloud bands, the centre with a lantern and shou characters. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000.. Price Realized £3,750

 a_chifu_or_court_robe_qing_dynasty_circa_1850_d5434839h

A chifu or court robe .Qing dynasty, circa 1850. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd

the blue silk ground embroidered with nine gilt dragons among silk auspicious symbols, the mid sleeves tucked up. Estimate £1,500 - £2,500.. Price Realized £2,750

a_ladys_dark_blue_informal_jacket_qing_dynasty_circa_1850_d5434836h

A lady's dark blue informal jacket. Qing dynasty, circa 1850 . Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd

the midnight blue satin ground embroidered with butterflies in Peking Knot with gilt thread details and auspicious flowers in satin stitch, lined in pale blue damask  Estimate £1,500 - £2,500.. Price Realized £2,750

a_black_summer_gauze_pufu_or_surcoat_qing_dynasty_circa_1850_d5434835h

A black summer gauze pufu or surcoat. Qing dynasty, circa 1850 . Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd

with ninth rank Paradise Flycatcher black and white woven badges applied to the front and rear, the silk woven with dragon roundels. Estimate £1,000 - £1,200.. Price Realized £1,000

Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 13 May 2011, London, South Kensington www.christies.com