25 mars 2020

A massive red-ground kesi silk hanging, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 3610. A massive red-ground kesi silk hanging, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 133 7/8 x 65 in. (340 x 165 cm.). Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 620,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Of rectangular form, intricately woven to depict a large lotus bloom at the centre dividing two further large blooms, one on the upper and the other on the lower panel, all borne on undulating stems growing smaller leaves and flowers and further detailed with... [Lire la suite]

18 décembre 2019

Three silk summer robes, late Qing Dynasty

Lot 172. Three silk summer robes, late Qing Dynasty; La plus grande 159,5 x 107 cm, the biggest 62⅜ by 42⅛ in.. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 EUR. Lot sold: 5,000 EUR. © Sotheby's. l'une à décor de médaillons de dragons en fil d'or sur fond bleu foncé, une autre à décor de médaillons de paysages rouge/vert et fil d'or sur fond bleu foncé et doublure turquoise, et, la troisième, robe d'été à décor ajouré en fil d'or de daims et phoenix dans des paysages. Ancienne Collection Française. ... [Lire la suite]
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18 décembre 2019

An imperial embroidered yellow silk twelve-symbol dragon robe, Jifu, Qing Dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 171. An imperial embroidered yellow silk twelve-symbol dragon robe, Jifu, Qing Dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 140 x 191 cm, 55⅛ by 74⅞ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 EUR. Lot sold: 25,000 EUR. © Sotheby's. finement brodée de soie et de fils d’or à décor de dragons à cinq griffes affrontés ou pourchassant la perle enflammée à l’avant et à l’arrière de la robe et sur le lé intérieur, sur fond de nuages ruyi formes alternés de chauve-souris en soie, au-dessus d’une large... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

A very rare imperial embroidered yellow silk semi-formal `dragon’ robe, longpao, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 39. A very rare imperial embroidered yellow silk semi-formal `dragon’ robe, longpao, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); Hauteur: 142 cm. (55 ¾ in.), largeur: 181 cm. (71 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 15,000 - EUR 20,000. Price realised EUR 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 La robe est délicatement brodée de trois médaillons sur chaque face et deux aux épaules abritant des dragons à cinq griffes parmi les nuages stylisés. Les dragons au centre et sur les épaules sont représentés de face... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2019

An embroidered brown silk-ground padded 'dragon’ robe, mangpao, and a blue-ground kesi 'dragon’ robe, mangpao

Lot 223. An embroidered brown silk-ground padded 'dragon’ robe, mangpao, and a blue-ground kesi 'dragon’ robe, mangpao, the embroidered brown robe, second half of 19th century. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The brown silk ground is worked in couched gold thread and satin stitch on the front and back with nine five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amidst ruyi-form clouds, bats, and cranes, all around a... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2019

A brown-ground kesi 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 222. A brown-ground kesi 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century; 42 ¾ in. (108.5 cm.) long; 64 in. (162.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The robe is finely woven with nine gold five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst ruyi-form clouds and bats. The brown ground is interspersed with beribboned scrolls, chimes, and vases containing peaches and ruyi, above cresting waves tossed with auspicious objects and... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2019

An embroidered blue-ground 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 226. An embroidered blue-ground 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century; 42 ¾ in. (108.5 cm.) long; 64 in. (162.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000. Price realised GBP 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The blue ground is worked in couched gold thread on the front and back with five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amongst clouds, fire scrolls, bats, cranes and other auspicious emblems. The lishui stripe at the hem is tossed with the bajixiang, the Eight... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2019

A rare embroidered blue silk gauze child's 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 227. A rare embroidered blue silk gauze child's 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The front and back of the robe are elaborately embroidered with gold couched dragons chasing flaming pearls, surrounded by bats in flight, peony sprays and scrolling multi-coloured clouds above crashing waves, all set against a dark blue ground. Provenance: With Teresa Coleman Fine... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2019

The Multiple Shades of Power. A Fine Selection of Imperial Chinese Textiles at Bonhams London, 7 november 2019

Lot 132. An exceedingly rare Imperial kesi orange-ground twelve-symbol robe, 19th century; 183cm (72in) wide x 145cm (57in) long. Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - Bonhams Fine Chinese Art auction will showcase a fine selection of Imperial textiles dating to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Leading the group is an exceedingly rare Kesi Orange-ground 'Twelve-Symbol' robe, 19th century (Lot 132), superbly woven with Nine resplendent five-clawed Dragons, the robe, which is estimated at... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2019

An Imperial silk and metallic thread carpet, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 3631. An Imperial silk and metallic thread carpet, Qing dynasty, 19th century; approx. 212 by 125.5 cm, 83 1/2  by 49 3/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD (31,833 - 38,199 USD). Lot sold 375,000 HKD (47,749 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's woven in the centre with a Bodhisattva seated atop a lotus pedestal before a flaming mandorla, below a pair of confronting dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst stylised cloud scrolls and floral sprays,... [Lire la suite]