Finely embroidered in couched gold thread and counted stitch with the prescribed nine five-clawed dragons, two on the front and back shown front facing while the others reach for the pearl, all amidst ruyi clouds interspersed with the attributes of the Eight Taoist immortals and bats, all set above Lishui stripes and terrestrial diagrams emerging from crashing waves and soared mountain the sleeves terminating in horse-hoof cuffs, the collar band and cuffs similarly embroidered.
Length 56 inches (142.2 cm).
Provenance: Sale of items to benefit the Monterey History and Art Association. This non-profitassociation has been a guiding force in preservingMontereys history since the founding of the association in 1931. Guarding Montereys precious historic assets and the preservation and presentation of its historical heritage for future enjoyment has been made possible by citizens who care and give generously of their time and resources.
The Associations mission is to sharethe histories and the diverse legacies of people, stories, and places that continue to shape Monterey. It possesses extensive collections of furnishings, paintings, photographs, costumes, books, manuscripts, and other artifacts focused on Monterey and California.
Auction Date: November 12, 2021