09 novembre 2019

An embroidered brown silk-ground padded 'dragon’ robe, mangpao, and a blue-ground kesi 'dragon’ robe, mangpao

Lot 223. An embroidered brown silk-ground padded 'dragon’ robe, mangpao, and a blue-ground kesi 'dragon’ robe, mangpao, the embroidered brown robe, second half of 19th century. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The brown silk ground is worked in couched gold thread and satin stitch on the front and back with nine five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amidst ruyi-form clouds, bats, and cranes, all around a... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2019

A brown-ground kesi 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 222. A brown-ground kesi 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century; 42 ¾ in. (108.5 cm.) long; 64 in. (162.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The robe is finely woven with nine gold five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst ruyi-form clouds and bats. The brown ground is interspersed with beribboned scrolls, chimes, and vases containing peaches and ruyi, above cresting waves tossed with auspicious objects and... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2019

An embroidered blue-ground 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 226. An embroidered blue-ground 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century; 42 ¾ in. (108.5 cm.) long; 64 in. (162.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000. Price realised GBP 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The blue ground is worked in couched gold thread on the front and back with five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amongst clouds, fire scrolls, bats, cranes and other auspicious emblems. The lishui stripe at the hem is tossed with the bajixiang, the Eight... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2019

A rare embroidered blue silk gauze child's 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 227. A rare embroidered blue silk gauze child's 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The front and back of the robe are elaborately embroidered with gold couched dragons chasing flaming pearls, surrounded by bats in flight, peony sprays and scrolling multi-coloured clouds above crashing waves, all set against a dark blue ground. Provenance: With Teresa Coleman Fine... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2019

The Multiple Shades of Power. A Fine Selection of Imperial Chinese Textiles at Bonhams London, 7 november 2019

Lot 132. An exceedingly rare Imperial kesi orange-ground twelve-symbol robe, 19th century; 183cm (72in) wide x 145cm (57in) long. Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - Bonhams Fine Chinese Art auction will showcase a fine selection of Imperial textiles dating to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Leading the group is an exceedingly rare Kesi Orange-ground 'Twelve-Symbol' robe, 19th century (Lot 132), superbly woven with Nine resplendent five-clawed Dragons, the robe, which is estimated at... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

An Imperial silk and metallic thread carpet, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 3631. An Imperial silk and metallic thread carpet, Qing dynasty, 19th century; approx. 212 by 125.5 cm, 83 1/2  by 49 3/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD (31,833 - 38,199 USD). Lot sold 375,000 HKD (47,749 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's woven in the centre with a Bodhisattva seated atop a lotus pedestal before a flaming mandorla, below a pair of confronting dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst stylised cloud scrolls and floral sprays,... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2019

A rare Imperial gold and silver-embroidered blue-ground Twelve Symbol 'Dragon' robe, longpao, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 929. A rare Imperial gold and silver-embroidered blue-ground Twelve Symbol 'Dragon' robe, longpao, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 57 ½ in. (146 cm.) long. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The robe is worked entirely in couched gold and silver threads with nine writhing five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amidst ruyi-form clouds interspersed with bats and the bajixiang. The Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

An Imperial yellow-ground fur-trimmed kesi twelve-symbol 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 671. An Imperial yellow-ground fur-trimmed kesi Twelve-symbol 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Length 68 in., 172.7 cm; Height 52 in., 132.1 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  finely woven, with nine golden dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl' amidst a network of blue lingzhi-shaped cloud scrolls, bats, wan and shou characters, interspersed with the Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority in orthodox... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A rare silk brocade thangka, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1243. A rare silk brocade thangka, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 27 in. (68.6 cm.) x 20¼ in. (51.4 cm.). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 170,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Woven in blue, green, peach, ochre and gold threads depicting Buddha seated indhyanasana on a lotus throne and holding an alms bowl in his lap, surrounded by Vaisravana, the Yellow and Black Jambhalas, Avalokitesvara, Padmapani, Visvabhu, Kasyapa and the white and green Taras, mounted. Compare an almost identical, though... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2019

An important and extremely rare early Ming kesi thangka, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3065. An important and extremely rare early Ming kesi thangka, Yongle period (1403-1425); 12 x 12 3/4 in. (30.5 x 32.4). Estimate HKD 950,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 4,820,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 The composition is exquisitely worked with brocade, satin, and embroidered silk appliqués, some detailed with satin stitches and outlined with couched cords to accentuate outlines, the central image depicting Sakyamuni, one hand held across the lower chest and the other... [Lire la suite]
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