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Antique Chinese polychrome silk and gold Imperial yellow brocade accessory lappet for a Taoist priest's costume. Two dragons cavort through a cloud filled sky chasing precious pearls all above a turbulent sea pierced by upright shft mountains and all framed with pearl, ruyi and lotus petal borders.
Qing dynasty, Early Qianlong period
Circa 1740 AD
159 x 29 cm