30 août 2015

An Imperial dark blue-ground 'dragon roundel' kesi surcoat, gunfu, 19th century

An Imperial dark blue-ground 'dragon roundel' kesi surcoat, gunfu, 19th century. Estimate US$ 35,000 - 50,000 (€31,000 - 44,000). Photo: Bonhams. The robe opening down the front, the dark blue silk ground woven in kesi technique with four roundels, each containing a golden five-clawed front-facing dragon encircling a flaming pearl above rolling waves and surrounded by pink and blue bats and two elaborate shou medallions, each dragon beneath one of the Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority, the moon on the... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2015

Ornella Iannuzzi, Flora Bhattachary, Amy Burton

Ornella Iannuzzi, ‘The Uprising’ ring. 18ct rose gold, diamonds and pearls. Gold Award  of the 106th annual Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Awards.  Flora Bhattachary, Trillion Set Silver Gilt Rings. Silver Award of the 106th annual Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Awards.  Amy Burton, Skyline Rings – London New York and Paris. Silver IJL Award of the 106th annual Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Awards. 
30 août 2015

An unusual embroidered midnight-blue-ground surcoat with crane roundels, gua, late 19th century

An unusual embroidered midnight-blue-ground surcoat with crane roundels, gua, late 19th century. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The midnight-blue satin is embroidered with eight crane roundels interspersed with various auspicious treasures above the terrestrial diagram and lishui stripe, the decoration repeated again on the cuffs. 54 ¾ in. (139 cm.) long x 71 ¾ in. (182.2 cm.) wide Provenance: Ethno-Textil, Germany, 2005.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

A rare midnight-blue gauze surcoat with crane roundel, bufu, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

A rare midnight-blue gauze surcoat with crane roundel, bufu, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Made for a first rank civil official, the elegant, deep midnight-blue silk gauze is worked in counted stitch with roundels enclosing lotus growing from water. The front and back of the robe are set with integral crane roundels, outlined in gold and silver threads. 42 ¼ in. (107.3 cm.) long x 66 ¼ in. (168.2 cm.) wide Provenance: Jon Eric Riis, Atlanta, 2006. ... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

A very fine embroidered blue-ground dragon robe, mangpao, 19th century

A very fine embroidered blue-ground dragon robe, mangpao, 19th century. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vibrant blue ground is worked in couched gold threads and satin stitch with highlights in lime-green in the front and back with five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls around a bowl of fruit, amidst eight cranes on both front and back and bats woven in shades of lime-green and forest-green, all amidst Daoist emblems. The terrestrial diagram and lishui stripe at the hem are... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

Jewellery Theatre, Amaryllis Set

Jewellery Theatre, Amaryllis  High Jewellery Earrings. 18K yellow gold, 8 oval “pigeon blood” Burmese rubies 19,90 ct, 465 rubies 3,53 ct, 39 diamonds 0,73 ct, 85 green diamonds 0,58 ct, 58 blue diamonds 0,47 ct, 322 sapphires 2,60 ct. Photo courtesy Jewellery Theatre. Jewellery Theatre, Amaryllis  High Jewellery Necklace. 18K yellow gold, 19 oval “pigeon blood” Burmese rubies 55,05 ct, 1908 rubies 14,02 ct, 142 diamonds 1,90... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2015

A rare yellow embroidered twelve-symbol semi-formal 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A rare yellow embroidered twelve-symbol semi-formal 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. couched in gold-wrapped threads with nine five-clawed dragons, one on the inner flap, surrounded by swirling clouds, interspersed with bats carrying auspicious objects, with stylized shou characters and the 'Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority', the sun, moon, mountains and constellation around the neck, the fu symbol, ax, small dragon and pheasant... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

A child's silk 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A child's silk 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. couched in gold-covered threads with dragons chasing 'flaming pearls', amid clouds and auspicious objects, above terrestrial diagram and lishui border, framed and glazed. Length 27 1/2  in., 69.8 cm; Width 46 1/4  in., 117.5 cm Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 9th and 10th October 1987, lot 81. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 15 sept. 2015
30 août 2015

An Imperial yellow satin brocade tibetan -style 'dragon' robe (chuba), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

An Imperial yellow satin brocade tibetan -style 'dragon' robe (chuba), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. constructed in Tibet from Chinese Kangxi period imperial yellow silk brocade, the design dominated by eight complete five-clawed dragons grasping flaming pearls on the front, back and shoulders, with four partial dragons on the sleeves, superimposed against a ground of interconnected clouds and small dragons, woven in gold and multi-colored threads, all above a... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

Julie Parker for Assael and Stenzhorn, “Endangered Species” collection

Julie Parker for Assael and Stenzhorn, “Endangered Species” collection. Photo courtesy Assael Julie Parker for Assael and Stenzhorn, “Endangered Species” collection.  “Polar Bear” lavaliere, white baroque pearl and diamonds. Photo courtesy Assael  Julie Parker for Assael and Stenzhorn, “Endangered Species” collection. Photo courtesy Assael  Julie Parker for Assael and Stenzhorn, “Endangered Species” collection. Photo courtesy Assael  Julie Parker... [Lire la suite]