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A Chinese silk kesi dragon

Code: 220807


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A beautiful gold thread Chinese dragon panel from the front of a silk kesi (woven) robe worn at the palace near the emperor. This dates from around 1860.

There are a very few loose threads and a little wear to some gold threads but the panel is generally in good condition. It has been mounted for display, ready for framing.

The central fabric panel measures 305 x 210 mm   (12 x 8.5 inches) and the mount is 433 x 337  mm (17 x 13.25 inches).

A Chinese silk kesi dragon