01 mai 2017

An apricot-ground formal court 'dragon' robe,jifu, mid-19th century

Lot 290. An apricot-ground formal court 'dragon' robe,jifu, mid-19th century.  Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,790 - USD 19,185). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The robe is decorated with nine five-clawed dragons in couched gilt thread chasing flaming pearls amidst dense ruyi clouds interspersed with bats and The Eight Buddhist Emblems,Bajixiang, all above a hem of cresting waves tossed with auspicious objects, and the lishui stripe. The matching dark blue-ground... [Lire la suite]

01 mai 2017

A dark blue-ground woven silk informal lady's 'butterfly' robe, mid-19th century

Lot 287. A dark blue-ground woven silk informal lady's 'butterfly' robe, mid-19th century. Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,000 (USD 1,279 - USD 2,558). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The robe is decorated in gilt with confronting butterfly roundels, surrounded by scattered prunus flowers and smaller butterflies in flight. The collar and cuffs are decorated with fruits and leafy foliage in couched gilt thread, with a band of flower vase cartouches to each cuff. Together with an additional length of woven satin... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2017

A blue silk court robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 286. A blue silk court robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500 (USD 1,918 - USD 3,198) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The robe is embroidered in silk and couched gilt thread with nine dragons chasing flaming pearls, surrounded by clouds, bats and Buddhist emblems, all above waves and lishui. Provenance:Property of a European Collector Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 12 May 2017, London, South Kensington
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30 avril 2017

A blue silk court robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 285. A blue silk court robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800 (USD 1,535 - USD 2,302) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The robe is couched in gilt with nine dragons among clouds and emblems and above a wave border and lishui stripes. Provenance:Property of a European Collector Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 12 May 2017, London, South Kensington
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30 avril 2017

A blue-ground summer gauze court robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 284. A blue-ground summer gauze court robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800 (USD 1,535 - USD 2,302) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The blue silk gauze is worked in couched gold thread and fine counted stitch with nine five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst five-colour clouds interspersed with cranes in flight, all above a wave border and lishui stripes. Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 12 May 2017, London, South... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2017

A blue-ground embroidered court 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 280. A blue-ground embroidered court 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,837 - USD 6,395) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The robe is embroidered in gilt couched threads with front-facing and striding dragons amongst cloud scrolls and auspicious emblems above foaming lishui waves.  Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 12 May 2017, London, South Kensington

30 avril 2017

A turquoise-ground concubine's formal court robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 278. A turquoise-ground concubine's formal court robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,116 - USD 7,674) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The robe is decorated with nine five-clawed dragons in couched gilt thread, surrounded by ruyi-clouds and bats, interspersed with auspicious symbols, all above a band of waves scattered with emblems and lishui stripes to the hem. Note: Turquoise robes were reserved for concubines and female members of the court. ... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2017

A blue-ground embroidered court 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 276. A blue-ground embroidered court 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP2,000 - 4,000 (USD 2,558 - USD 5,116) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The robe is decorated with nine couched gilt dragons chasing flaming pearls, surrounded by flossed silk clouds and bats, interspersed with auspicious emblems, all above waves to the hem scattered with peonies in Peking knot. The collar and cuffs are each decorated with a band of further dragons, bats and clouds. Provenance: With Teresa Coleman, Hong... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2017

A silk blue-ground 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 345. A silk blue-ground 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600). Photo: Bonhams. The robe worked in couched gold thread with nine five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amongst ruyi clouds interspersed with bats and 'Precious Emblems', above the terrestrial diagram and a lishui border, the horseshoe cuffs with similar designs of dragons, clouds and crashing waves, all worked in Peking stitch. 209cm (82 2/8in) wide Provenance: an English private... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2017

A kesi summer 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 334. A kesi summer 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600). Photo: Bonhams. The blue kesi worked with the prescribed nine five-clawed dragons, each side with a full-faced dragon coiling around the 'flaming pearl', all set amidst bright ruyi clouds, 'precious objects', shou characters, bats and cranes, above a terrestrial diagram and a lishui stripe separated by further clouds, the same decoration repeated on the border, collar and... [Lire la suite]
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