A Mongol ‘Cloth of Gold’ silk and metal thread robe on Christie’s auction. Lot 105. Central Asia, late 13th or 14th century.
Of silk woven with a very fine design of writhing dragons on a ground of dense floral designs, with long pleated flaring skirt, long tapering sleeves with applied bands of similar but contrasting silks forming the cuffs, similar panels of similar silks forming the collar bands, lilac silk ties, with original light blue silk lining, occasional very slight splitting along crease lines, overall very good condition
54¾in. (139cm.) long; 82¼in. (209cm.) cuff to cuff.
Provenance: Asian private collection since 1980s.
Price realised: GBP 313,250
Estimate: GBP 200,000 – GBP 300,000