08 février 2019

A Chinese brown-ground embroidered 'dragon' robe, jifu, Qing dynasty

Lot 2. A Chinese brown-ground embroidered 'dragon' robe, jifu, Qing dynasty; 150 x 225 cm. Estimate: £800 - £1,200. Chiswick Auctions The brown silk ground couched in gold-wrapped threads with eight five-clawed dragons surrounded by clouds, bats and flames, all above stripes, bordered with a navy blue-ground silk repeating the motif, navy blue ribbed silk sleeves. Chiswick Auctions. Asian Art, 19 Feb 2019

08 février 2019

A Chinese blue silk robe, Yuan to early Ming Dynasty

Lot 6. A Chinese blue silk robe, Yuan to early Ming Dynasty; 80 x 40cm. Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000. © Chiswick Auctions The wide sleeved gown with a rank badge to the centre woven with a pair of phoenixes, framed and glazed. Chiswick Auctions. Asian Art, 19 Feb 2019
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28 décembre 2018

Panel with boys at play, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), late 16th–early 17th century

 Panel with boys at play, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), late 16th–early 17th century. Silk and metal thread tapestry (kesi). Overall: 18 1/4 x 15 in. (46.4 x 38.1 cm). Fletcher Fund, 1936; 36.65.30. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This textile is probably a portion of a much larger piece, perhaps a hanging, that would have illustrated many groups of small boys at play in a garden. Items bearing this popular theme were particularly favored as wedding gifts, for the boys symbolize increase,... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2018

Vertical pendant with boys holding a lotus scroll, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 13th–14th century

Vertical pendant with boys holding a lotus scroll, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 13th–14th century. Complex gauze with silk and metal thread weft patterning, 11 x 46 1/2 in. (27.9 x 118.1 cm); Mount: 51 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (130.8 x 34.3 cm). Purchase, Joseph E. Hotung Gift, 1987; 1987.291. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Remarkable for its large size and fresh colors, this textile was woven with the typical Chinese motif of boys and lotuses. However, details on certain costumes reveal a... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2018

Textile fragment with boys in floral scrolls, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century

Textile fragment with boys in floral scrolls, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century. Silk twill damask (ling). W. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); L. 13 in. (33 cm), Rogers Fund, 1952; 52.8. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This textile was meticulously woven with boys tucked among floral scrolls and lotus pods—a rebus for, or visual allusion to, progeny. In addition to the Buddhist belief in rebirth from the lotus, multiseeded lotus pods were also thought to be a symbol for plentiful... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2018

Purse with boys playing, Liao dynasty (907–1125), 10th–11th century

Purse with boys playing, Liao dynasty (907–1125), 10th–11th century. Silk weft-faced compound twill, 5 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 1 in. (14.3 x 13.7 x 2.5 cm). Purchase, Eileen W. Bamberger Bequest, in memory of her husband, Max Bamberger, 1996;1996.39. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art On the back of this purse, boys run and tumble, surrounded by flowers, plants, birds, and deer. Woven freely into the silk, this design is an early example of children at play, a form that can be traced to Central Asia in the eighth century. The... [Lire la suite]

25 décembre 2018

A blue embroidered 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1443. A blue embroidered 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 55 3/4  in., 141.6 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $8,750. © Sotheby's the deep blue silk ground couched in gold-wrapped threads with eight four-clawed dragons surrounded by colorful ruyi clouds, bats, cranes, shou characters, and immortality emblems, the fifth claw of each paw effaced, all above lishui stripes, bordered with a navy blue-ground silk repeating the... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2018

A brown embroidered 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1442. A brown embroidered 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 56 1/2  in., 143.5 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $12,500. © Sotheby's the brown silk ground couched in gold-wrapped threads with eight five-clawed dragons surrounded by colorful ruyi clouds, bats, babao, and flames, all above lishui stripes, bordered with a navy blue-ground silk repeating the motif, navy blue ribbed silk sleeves, lined with robin's egg-blue silk. ... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2018

A coral-ground embroidered 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 1213. A coral-ground embroidered 'dragon' robe (jifu), Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 44 1/4  in., 112.4 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $6,250. © Sotheby's the silk couched in gold-wrapped threads with eight five-clawed dragons surrounded by colorful ruyi clouds, bats, babao, and shou characters, all above lishui stripes and waves, bordered at the collar and chest with the same embroidered fabric, the sleeves trimmed with pale... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2018

A blue-ground embroidered court robe, chaofu, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 602. A blue-ground embroidered court robe, chaofu, Qing dynasty, 19th century. H.: 137 cm. (54 in.) ; L.: 213.5 cm. (84 in.). Estimate : EUR 9,000 - EUR 12,000. Lot sold: EUR 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Brodée au fils polychromes, or et argent, à décor d'un grand dragon volant au-dessus des flots tumultueux, entouré de chauves-souris, fleurs, pêches, nuages, la ceinture rehaussée de dragons affrontés, la jupe plissée portant des médaillons disposés au-dessus de dragons ;... [Lire la suite]
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