14 juin 2018

A rare and important framed and glazed kesi 'daji' panel, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 68. A rare and important framed and glazed kesi 'daji' panel, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Dimensions avec le cadre: 108 x 69 cm. (42 ½ x 27 1/8 in.), encadré sous verre. Estimate EUR 25,000 - EUR 35,000. Price realised EUR 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Tissé de fils polychromes et or, il représente un grand vase double-gourde tenu par quatre garçons rieurs marchant au-dessus des flots tumultueux. Un ruban souple délicatement noué en son centre, l'extérieur du vase... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2018

A rare Imperial light-blue ground silk dragon vest, xiapei, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 77. A rare Imperial light-blue ground silk dragon vest, xiapei, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 135cm (53 1/8in) long. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000. Sold for £ 50,000 (€ 57,240) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The vest finely woven in shades of blue, red, green, yellow and gold-wrapped thread with four ascending five-clawed sinuous dragons striding above rocks and auspicious objects amidst crashing waves, the design repeated on the reverse with two ascending dragons beneath a third larger front-facing dragon... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2018

A yellow-ground silk embroidered 'Nine dragons' kang cushion cover, circa 1800

Lot 100. A yellow-ground silk embroidered 'Nine dragons' kang cushion cover, circa 1800; 52 3/8 in. (133 cm.) wide x 41 3/8 in. (105 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The central rectangular panel is decorated with a front-facing five-clawed dragon surrounded by eight further striding dragons and a stylised shou roundel amongst ruyi-cloud scrolls and bats. The outer border is decorated with a dense band of scrolling... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2018

The Eyrie-Rockefeller 'Buddhist Lion’ Carpet, Ningxia, North China, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period, First Quarter 18th Century

Lot 992. The Eyrie-Rockefeller 'Buddhist Lion’ Carpet, Ningxia, North China, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period, First Quarter 18th Century. Approximately 13 ft. 8 in. x 14 ft. 11 in. (417 cm. x 455 cm.) Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  With a central pinched cartouche containing two circling 'Buddhist lions’ around a brocade ball amidst auspicious emblems on a maize-colored field of peony scroll within rosette and meandering key-fret... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A very rare pair of embroidered gauze military official's rank badges of panthers, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 18th century 

Lot 2152. A very rare pair of embroidered gauze military official's rank badges of panthers, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 16 in. (41 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Made for a sixth rank military official, each is finely embroidered in counted stitch on a dark blue gauze ground with a panther, biao standing between two upright rock formations surrounded by clouds, above... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A rare pair of gold and silver embroidered civil official's rank badges of egrets, buzi, Qing dynasty, 18th century 

Lot 2151. A rare pair of gold and silver embroidered civil official's rank badges of egrets, buzi, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 9 1/2 in. (24 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Made for a civil official of the sixth rank, each is similarly worked primarily in gold and silver wrapped thread on a blue gauze ground with the bird shown facing the sun as it alights on a rock. The birds are flanked by a pair... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2018

A rare pair of brocade 'Crane' rank badges, buzi, early Qing dynasty, 17th century 

Lot 2150. A rare pair of brocade 'Crane' rank badges, buzi, early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 16 in. (41 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 237,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The badges were made for a first rank civil official. The bird is worked in white satin stitch alighting on a rock emerging from dark blue waves. The crane is surrounded byruyi-shaped clouds below the sun, all in shades of blue, green and brown, all reserved on a dense ground of... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

An imperial blue kesi summer dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2154. An imperial blue kesi summer dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 77 in. (195 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 525,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The blue kesi is worked with the prescribed nine five-clawed dragons, two shown full-face leaping around a 'flaming pearl' on the front and the back while six others on the front, back and shoulders are shown reaching for the pearl, as is the ninth on the underflap. All dragons are set amidst... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

An extremely rare embroidered blue silk dragon robe, jifu, Early Guangxu period, circa 1885

Lot 2153. An extremely rare embroidered blue silk dragon robe for a seventh to ninth rank civil official in the imperial board of state music, jifu, Early Guangxu period, circa 1885; 53 1/4 in. (135.3 cm.) long x 90 1/2 in. (229.9 cm.) across. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vibrant marine-blue ground is finely embroidered in satin stitch with five four-clawed dragons, unusually designed with a single large dragon coiling... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

An imperial apricot-ground twelve-symbol dragon robe, jifu, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 2271. An imperial apricot-ground twelve-symbol dragon robe, jifu, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 87 5/8 in. (225 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The robe is finely worked in satin stitches in shades of blue, green, red, aubergine and ochre and couched vibrant gold threads with nine five-clawed dragons clutching or confronting 'flaming pearls' amidst dense ruyiclouds interspersed with bats. The twelve Imperial... [Lire la suite]
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