28 octobre 2017

Two yellow silk embroidered 'Dragon' panels, 18th century

Lot 70. Two yellow silk embroidered 'Dragon' panels, 18th century. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,400 - 5,200). Photo: Bonhams. Each salvaged from the shoulder of a dragon robe, couched in gold-wrapped threads with a forward-facing five-clawed dragon surrounded by clouds and auspicious emblems above a terrestrial diagram rising from waves above a lishui border, farmed and glazed. 11 1/2 x 6 1/2in (29 x 16.5cm). Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30 Oct 2017, 10:00 EDT, NEW YORK

28 octobre 2017

A first rank civil official surcoat, late Qing dynasty

Lot 67. A first rank civil official surcoat, late Qing dynasty. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,600 - 4,300). Photo: Bonhams. Made of black silk, with a front opening, the back sewn with a first rank civil official badge, portraying a crane standing on a rock rising from turbulent waves, surrounded by clouds and auspicious emblems, a similar badge divided down the middle sewn to the front. 44in (112cm) long. Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30 Oct 2017, 10:00 EDT, NEW YORK
28 octobre 2017

A blue gauze 'Dragon' robe, late Qing dynasty

Lot 65. A blue gauze 'Dragon' robe, late Qing dynasty. Estimate US$ 3,500 - 4,500 (€3,000 - 3,900). Photo: Bonhams. Woven in gold threads with nine four-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls surrounded by baskets of flowers, auspicious emblems and clouds, all above lishui stripes and terrestrial diagrams emerging from churning waves at the hem, the black collar and sleeve bands similarly woven. 53 3/4in (136.6cm) long. Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30 Oct 2017, 10:00 EDT, NEW... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2017

A blue silk embroidered 'Dragon' robe, 19th century

Lot 64. A blue silk embroidered 'Dragon' robe, 19th century. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,400 - 5,200). Photo: Bonhams. Boldly embroidered with nine five-clawed dragons and shou medallions in gold-wrapped silk threads, surrounded by Buddhist emblems, auspicious animals and clouds, all bordered by lishui stripes and terrestrial diagrams emerging from churning waves, black collar and sleeve bands similarly embroidered and edged in brocade. 53 1/2in (135.8cm) long. Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2017

A blue gauze 'Dragon' robe, late Qing dynasty

Lot 63. A blue gauze 'Dragon' robe, late Qing dynasty. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,700 - 2,600). Photo: Bonhams. Couched with nine dragons and shou medallions in gold-wrapped threads, surrounded by embroidered auspicious emblems and clouds in polychrome threads, all bordered by lishui stripes and terrestrial diagrams emerging from churning waves, the sleeves terminating in horse-hoof cuffs, the neck and sleeves with brocade borders. 55 3/4in (141.7cm) long. Bonhams. ASIAN... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2017

A blue gauze 'Dragon' robe, late Qing dynasty

Lot 62. A blue gauze 'Dragon' robe, late Qing dynasty. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,700 - 2,600). Photo: Bonhams. Woven in polychrome and gold threads with nine dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls surrounded by shou medallions, auspicious emblems and clouds, all bordered by lishui stripes and terrestrial diagrams emerging from churning waves, the sleeves terminating in horse-hoof cuffs. 57in (144.7cm) long. Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30 Oct 2017, 10:00 EDT, NEW YORK ... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2017

A turquoise-ground embroidered dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 48. A turquoise-ground embroidered dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. embroidered with nine golden five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls against a turquoise ground accentuated with ruyi-shaped clouds, bats, bajixiang emblems, lotus and peony blooms, all above crashing waves and a lishui border; 140 cm, 55 1/8  in.    Provenance: Purchased by the owner's... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2017

A blue-ground embroidered dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 47. A blue-ground embroidered dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. embroidered with nine gold five-clawed dragons on a blue ground amid ruyi-shaped clouds, bats and the bajixiang, all above foaming waves crashing against a mountain, hemmed with a lishui border; 142 cm, 55 7/8  in, mounted within a red and gilt frame.    Provenance: Teresa Coleman Fine Arts, Hong Kong, 1990.  ... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2017

A rare imperial embroidered silk brocade military officer’s ceremonial uniform, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 939. A rare imperial embroidered silk brocade military officer’s ceremonial uniform, Late Qing dynasty. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The uniform is decorated with dragon roundels reserved on an embroidered gold brocade ground decorated throughout with round brass studs on a Y-shaped geometric ground, and trimmed with black velvet. It comprises a waist-length jacket with long sleeves terminating in hoof-shaped cuffs, an apron set with a... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2017

A Chinese Emperor's surcoat (gunfu), Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 199. A Chinese Emperor's surcoat (gunfu), Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate $ 6,000-9,000. Photo Leonard Joel. The navy satin with four woven kesi imperial dragon medallions, fastened at waist level with spherical metal buttons and silk loops, the lining a pale blue silk with a subtle monochrome key fret pattern, the arm span measuring 166cm   Note: The gunfu was a surcoat traditionally worn by the emperor over his court robe. It is usually midnight blue and knee length so that the court robe could... [Lire la suite]
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