A rare red silk ground brocade robe of state (chaopao). Kangxi Period.. Photo Bonhams

The upper section of the pieced robe woven with a quatrefoil reserve filled with two opposing four-clawed dragons at front and back striding toward a flaming pearl beneath a narrow lishui border, the motif woven in polychrome silk threads and repeated in the woven band to the pleated skirt and matching rectangle sewn with other pieces that comprise the two long sleeves; 48 1/2in (123cm) long. Estimate: US$20,000 - 30,000

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A pair of blue silk ground embroidered dragon badges.. Kangxi Period. Photo Bonhams
The frontally facing dragon and the flaming pearl worked in gilt wrapped threads while the surrounding clouds and lishui band beneath display polychrome threads with some outlines in gilt-wrapped threads; 11 1/2 X 12in (29.5 x 30.5cm) each. Estimate: US$3,000 - 5,000
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Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www..bonhams.com