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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06 janvier 2017

Sliding box pocket, Qing dynasty, 1875-1899

Sliding box pocket, Qing dynasty, 1875-1899. Silk and metal thread embroidery on silk; length: 5 5/8 in, 14.29 cm; overall length: 17 in; width: 2 7/8 in, 7.30 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.419 © Denver Art Museum The two sides of this box have different exquisitely embroidered, highly detailed images. On a lavender-colored background, cranes, a pair of peacocks, and other birds appear amid flowers, a pine tree and a rock. The three rams and red... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2017

Gourd-shaped pocket, Qing dynasty, late 1800s

Gourd-shaped pocket, Qing dynasty, late 1800s. Silk embroidery on silk;overall length: 21 in, 53.34 cm; length: 4 7/8 in, 12.38 cm; width: 3 1/4 in, 8.25 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.409 © Denver Art Museum The four yellow ruyi motifs mean "may your wishes come true in the four directions."
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06 janvier 2017

Pocket in the form of a fish, Qing dynasty, late 1800s

Pocket in the form of a fish, Qing dynasty, late 1800s. Appliqué and silk embroidery on silk, painted shading, length: 23 in, 58.42 cm; width: 3.5 in, 8.89 cm; depth: 1/4 in, 0.63 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.417 © Denver Art Museum
04 janvier 2017

Fan case with peony, pine and mallow, 1875-1925

Fan case with peony, pine and mallow, 1875-1925. Silk and metal thread embroidery on silk, glass beads; length: 18 1/4 in, 46.35 cm; width: 2 3/4 in, 6.98 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant & Betty Grant Austin, 1977.356 © Denver Art Museum Embroidered in Chinese characters on the case is an evocative saying: "The hermit lies in the mountain filled with clouds/drinking in the bright moon and pure breeze." The verse begins on the yellow side above a crane and pine tree symbolizing... [Lire la suite]
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