11 août 2019

A rare silk brocade thangka, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1243. A rare silk brocade thangka, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 27 in. (68.6 cm.) x 20¼ in. (51.4 cm.). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 170,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Woven in blue, green, peach, ochre and gold threads depicting Buddha seated indhyanasana on a lotus throne and holding an alms bowl in his lap, surrounded by Vaisravana, the Yellow and Black Jambhalas, Avalokitesvara, Padmapani, Visvabhu, Kasyapa and the white and green Taras, mounted. Compare an almost identical, though... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2019

An important and extremely rare early Ming kesi thangka, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3065. An important and extremely rare early Ming kesi thangka, Yongle period (1403-1425); 12 x 12 3/4 in. (30.5 x 32.4). Estimate HKD 950,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 4,820,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 The composition is exquisitely worked with brocade, satin, and embroidered silk appliqués, some detailed with satin stitches and outlined with couched cords to accentuate outlines, the central image depicting Sakyamuni, one hand held across the lower chest and the other... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2019

An exceptionally rare embroidered-applique silk brocade thangka, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century 

Lot 3063. An exceptionally rare embroidered-applique silk brocade thangka, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 28 x 49 1/2 in. (71.1 x 125.7 cm.) overall. Estimate HKD 950,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 7,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 The composition is exquisitely worked with brocade, satin, and embroidered silk appliqués, some detailed with satin stitches and outlined with couched cords to accentuate outlines, the central image depicting Sakyamuni, one hand held across the lower... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2019

An Imperial silk kesi of a dakini, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng- Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 3625. An Imperial silk kesi of a dakini, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng- Qianlong period (1723-1795); 74.1 by 58.5 cm, 29 1/8  by 23 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000  HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD. © Sotheby's intricately woven in multi-coloured silk and gold against a white satin ground, depicting a dakini dancing on a lotus base, set against a flaming mandorla, wreathed by scrolling foliage.  Note: For another closely related woven silk image of a dakini,... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2019

An exceptionally well-preserved blue-ground gold-couched 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Lot 496. An exceptionally well-preserved blue-ground gold-couched 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, late 19th century; 135.5 by 212 cm, 53 3/8  by 83 1/2  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. brilliantly decorated against a blue ground in couched gold thread with dragons amidst clouds and bats, interspersed with auspicious emblems. Note: According to Linda Wrigglesworth and Gary Dickinson in Imperial Wardrobe, officials of... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2019

A red-ground silk 'butterflies' lady's informal robe, Late Qing Dynasty

Lot 195. A red-ground silk 'butterflies' lady's informal robe, Late Qing Dynasty; 127cm (50in) long. Estimate £ 2,000 - 3,000. Sold for £ 18,812 (€ 21,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019. The robe finely worked in satin stitch on the front and back panels with butterflies fluttering amidst gilt shou medallions, all picked out in vibrant shades of pink, blue, turquoise and mauve against a bright red ground, the design repeated on the dark border, the sleeve bands decorated with blossoming peonies,... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2019

A very large brocade 'dragon' hanging, late 18th-19th century

Lot 185. A very large brocade 'dragon' hanging, late 18th-19th century; 105 7/8 in. x 86 ¼ in. (269 cm. x 219 cm.). Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The hanging is finely woven with two pairs of dragons chasing flaming pearls amongstruyi-head clouds and large flower blossoms, within a wide border of Buddhist lions amongst lotus and tendrils. The scales of the dragon and the flaming pearls are delicately highlighted with gold... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2019

A very rare Imperial chestnut-ground gauze silk summer 'dragon' robe, jifu, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 197. A very rare Imperial chestnut-ground gauze silk summer 'dragon' robe, jifu, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 239cm (81 1/2in) wide x 139.1cm (54 6/8in) long. Estimate £ 50,000 - 80,000 (€ 58,000 - 93,000). Sold for £ 112,562 (€ 128,503). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The vibrant chestnut ground worked in counted stitch and couched gold threads with nine five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls on the front and back panels, the shoulders and the underflap, all on a ground of multi-coloured trialing... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2019

Rare tapis Impérial, Chine, Dynastie Qing, fin 19° siècle

Lot 25. Rare tapis Impérial, Chine, Dynastie Qing, fin 19° siècle; 263 x 165 cm. Estimation 6 000 € / 10 000 €. Sold: 22 000 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr. Tapis rectangulaire orné d’un décor de paysage incluant huit chevaux. Il s’agit très probablement d’une référence aux fameux huit chevaux du roi Mu de la dynastie Zhou. Au registre supérieur, un cartouche contient trois idéogrammes :« Baohe Dian » « Pavillon de l’Harmonie Préservée ».  Ce pavillon fut érigé en 1420, puis... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2019

Rare tapis Impérial, Chine, Dynastie Qing, fin 19° siècle

Lot 24. Rare tapis Impérial, Chine, Dynastie Qing, fin 19° siècle; 372 x 280 cm. Estimation 8 000 € / 12 000 €. Sold: 17 000 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr. Grand tapis de forme rectangulaire orné en son centre de deux grues en vol au-dessus de deux pavillons affrontés. Le fond est richement orné de motifs végétaux et encadré de bordures à géométriques et végétales. Dans les registres supérieurs et inférieurs, des dragons sortent la tête des flots. Un cartouche contient une inscription de 5... [Lire la suite]
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