27 mars 2017

A Mongol 'Cloth of Gold' silk and metal thread robe, Central Asia, late 13th or 14th century

Lot 106. A Mongol 'Cloth of Gold' silk and metal thread robe, Central Asia, late 13th or 14th century. Estimate GBP 120,000 - GBP 160,000 (USD 185,040 - USD 246,720). Price realised GBP 145,250 (USD 223,830) © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of silk woven with a bold design of burnished gold lotus vine on a ground of bold floral designs, with long pleated flaring skirt, long tapering sleeves, the remains of panels of similar contrasting silks forming the collar bands, with original mid blue cotton plainweave... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2017

A Mongol 'Cloth of Gold' silk and metal thread robe, Central Asia, late 13th or 14th century

Lot 105. A Mongol 'Cloth of Gold' silk and metal thread robe, Central Asia, late 13th or 14th century. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000 (USD 308,400 - USD 462,600). Price realised GBP 313,250 (USD 482,718) © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of silk woven with a very fine design of writhing dragons on a ground of dense floral designs, with long pleated flaring skirt, long tapering sleeves with applied bands of similar but contrasting silks forming the cuffs, similar panels of similar silks forming the collar bands, lilac silk ties,... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2017

Phoenix robe, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Phoenix robe, Liao dynasty (907-1125) © Rossi & Rossi This robe has a standing collar, narrow sleeves and opens to the wearers left, all marks of Liao tailoring. Its length is 151.5 centimetres, and the width after reconstruction, and including the sleeves, is 241 centimetres. The body of the robe is wider at the bottom, 103 centimetres, than at the chest, 73 centimetres. The side seams have slits that have been left open for about 72.5 centimetres from the hem. The collar is about 10 to 11 centimetres wide, and is... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2017

Dragon robe, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Dragon robe,  Liao dynasty (907-1125) © Rossi & Rossi This robe embroidered with dragon roundels has the typical style of a Liao period robe, with standing collar and back riding vent typical of Khitan costume. The present robe is also the earliest known extant example of a dragon robe. The original size of the robe was possibly 135 to 150 centimetres in length, and 220 to 230 centimetres in width, including the two sleeves. The riding vent at the back was between 60 and 70 centimetres in length). Slightly... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2017

A rare uncut silk and gold brocade dragon robe, 17th century

Lot 2045. A rare uncut silk and gold brocade dragon robe, 17th century. Estimate USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Sold for US$ 46,250 (€42,816). Photo: Bonhams. The uncut silk of deep blue, couched with brilliant, gold-wrapped thread depicting nine four-clawed, writhing dragons pursuing flaming pearls of wisdom, set against a ground of gold cloud scrolls and auspicious symbols, including crane, qilin, and shou-characters, the bottom edges with wide hems depicting roiling waves crashing upon stylized peaks... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2017

Court Rank Badge (Buzi), China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 16th century

Court Rank Badge (Buzi), China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 16th century. Silk tapestry weave (kesi), 14 x 14 in. (35.56 x 35.56 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Bella Mabury (M.39.2.375). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

29 janvier 2017

Rank Badge (Buzi) of the Fourth Military Rank with Tiger, China, late Ming dynasty (1368-1644), late 16th to mid-17th century

Rank Badge (Buzi) of the Fourth Military Rank with Tiger, China, late Ming dynasty (1368-1644), late 16th to mid-17th century. Silk satin with silk and metallic thread embroidery. Overall: 12 1/4 x 12 5/8 in. (31.115 x 32.0675 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Bella Mabury (M.39.2.234). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
29 janvier 2017

Badge (Lizi) of the Imperial Prince with Dragon, China, late Ming dynasty (1368-1644), mid-17th century

Badge (Lizi) of the Imperial Prince with Dragon, China, late Ming dynasty (1368-1644), mid-17th century. Silk satin with silk and metallic thread embroidery. Diameter: 11 3/4 in. (29.85 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Carlotta Mabury (M.49.6.8). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
27 janvier 2017

Roundel with Prunus and Bamboo, China, Late Qing dynasty, circa 1800-1911

Roundel with Prunus and Bamboo, China, Late Qing dynasty, circa 1800-1911. Silk tapestry (kesi) with ink and paint. Diameter: 11 1/2 in. (29.21 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Bella Mabury (M.39.2.201). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
27 janvier 2017

Roundel with Lotus, Peony, Prunus and Butterflies, China, Late Qing dynasty, circa 1800-1911

Roundel with Lotus, Peony, Prunus and Butterflies, China, Late Qing dynasty, circa 1800-1911. Silk tapestry (kesi) with ink and paint. Diameter: 12 in. (30.48 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Bella Mabury (M.39.2.190). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
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