23 janvier 2021

Three civil official's rank badges, buzi, 19th-20th century

Lot 59. Three civil official's rank badges, buzi, 19th-20th century; Largest, 127⁄8 in. (32.7 cm.) square. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. The embroidered badge made for a fifth rank civil official, 20th century, is decorated with a silver pheasant alights on a rock emerging from turbulent waves amidst auspicious emblems. The embroidered badge made for a seventh degree civil official, Daoguang period (1821-1850), is decorated with a... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2021

A fine kesi-woven silk dragon robe, Late 18th-19th century

Lot 126. A fine kesi-woven silk dragon robe, Late 18th-19th century; 56in (142.3cm) long. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000. Sold for US$ 7,012 (£ 5,111). Courtesy Bonhams. Finely woven in gilt and silver-wrapped threads, with green and red highlight, depicting nine mighty five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amid floating cloud scrolls interspersed with the Buddhist Emblems and bats above terrestrial diagrams emerging from billowing waves and a wide lishui border separated by ruyi-shaped clouds, the... [Lire la suite]
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13 octobre 2020

A rare flambé-glazed garlic-mouth vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 85. A rare flambé-glazed garlic-mouth vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); overall 56 by 12.7 by h. 21 cm, 22 by 5 by h. 8 ¼ in. Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,260,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a splayed foot to a slender neck surmounted by a garlic-head mouth and thin lip, covered overall save for the footring with a rich and lustrous raspberry-red glaze with milky-lavender streaks drizzling down from the... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2020

A global bidding festival: Sworders Asian art sale topped by £21,000 Qing silk scroll

Lot 109. A magnificent Chinese silk kesi 'Peach Festival' hanging scroll, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 175 x 89cm. Sold for £21,000. © 2020 Sworders LONDON.- A magnificent Qing dynasty (1644-1911) embroidered silk hanging scroll topped Sworders' Asian art sale on May 28 selling at £21,000. With quality Chinese and Japanese works of art performing strongly throughout the sale, this was a truly global event attracting bidding from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy, Germany, USA, Austria,... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A rare imperial untailored gold brocaded silk twill court overcoat, gua, Kangxi period, late 17th century

Lot 3281. A rare imperial untailored gold brocaded silk twill court overcoat, gua, Kangxi period, late 17th century; 53 ¼ in. x 53 ¼ in. (135 cm. x 135 cm). Estimate $250,000 – 350,000 . Price Realized $269,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The yardage is finely worked in colored silk and gold threads with nine five-clawed dragons, with scales picked out in green and blue thread, each confronting a flaming pearl amidst green, blue, and red clouds. The hem is woven with rock formations rising from... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

A finely embroidered silk fragment of Amitayus, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3280. A finely embroidered silk fragment of Amitayus, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 13 ½ x 9 in. (34.2 x 27.8 cm). Estimate $10,000 – 12,000. Price Realized $10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The fragment is finely embroidered in satin stitch with gold-couched outlines with Amitayus seated in dhyanasana on a green base with peach-colored lotus petals and holding the kalasa containing the Elixir of Life. His pale gold-colored body is adorned with yellow scarves encircling... [Lire la suite]

26 mai 2020

A olive-green brocaded silk satin Buddhist mantle, kesa; the fabric 17th century

Lot 3279. A olive-green brocaded silk satin Buddhist mantle, kesa; the fabric 17th century; 44 1/8 x 79 in. (112.1 x 200.6 cm). Estimate $5,000 – 6,000. Price Realized $30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The panel incorporates portions of two four-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls, each above two smaller dragons confronting flaming pearls, amidst shou characters and cranes, and separated by white silk braids into seven vertical segmented panels separated by plain narrow strips. ... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

An embroidered pale yellow silk dragon roundel, 18th century

  Lot 3278. An embroidered pale yellow silk dragon roundel, 18th century; 11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) diam. Estimate $5,000 – 6,000. Price Realized $11,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The roundel is worked in couched gold thread with a leaping, five-clawed, front-facing dragon protecting a flaming pearl amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds interspersed with bats and Buddhist emblems above crashing waves, all worked in blue, ochre, green, and red silk thread, mounted. Note: A nearly identical... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2020

An embroidered midnight-blue silk dragon roundel, 18th century

  Lot 3277. An embroidered midnight-blue silk dragon roundel, 18th century; 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) diam. Estimate $5,000 – 6,000. Price Realized $8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The roundel is worked in couched gold thread with a leaping, five-clawed, front-facing dragon protecting a flaming pearl amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds above crashing waves, all worked in blue, gold, peach, ochre, red, and green silk thread, mounted. Note: A nearly identical roundel is published by J. E.... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2020

An uncut blue-ground 'dragon roundels' robe, Late Qing Dynasty

Lot 294. An uncut blue-ground 'dragon roundels' robe, Late Qing Dynasty; 313.6cm x 154.5cm (123 1/2 in x 60 3/4in). Estimate £ 6,000-8,000. Sold for £ 47,500 (€ 53,063). Photo: Bonhams. Finely embroidered on a blue ground with eight roundels in vibrant colours, each containing a gilt five-clawed dragon striding in pursuit of the flaming pearl amidst scrolling cloud and swirling waves, scattered with bats, lotus flowers, and Buddhist Emblems, all above the hem with precious objects... [Lire la suite]