10 août 2014

Chinese rank badges at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Imperial Duke's insignia, China, Qianlong (1736 - 1795), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), 'kesi' [woven silk],  26.0 x 27.3 cm.Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2000, 189.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney In the Ming and Qing dynasties the aristocracy as well as civil and military officials wore rank-defining badges on the front and back of their robes. The front-facing dragon would have been worn by a Prince of the Blood, who had been granted... [Lire la suite]

10 août 2014

Dragon robe (Tibetan 'chuba'), China, 18th century

Dragon robe (Tibetan 'chuba'), China, 18th century, yellow silk brocade, 135.8 x 187.4 cm. Edward and Goldie Sternberg Chinese Art Purchase Fund 2000, 137.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney This magnificent Tibetan 'chuba', or 'ji fu' (auspicious cloth), was tailored from 18th century Chinese 'kesi' (or woven tapestry) silk brocade probably woven in the Cloud Brocade Institute in Nanjing. During the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties,... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2014

The Peabody Essex Museum's Chinese dresses

  Imperial Woman's Court Robe, China, first half of 1700s, silk, gold-wrapped thread © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Second Degree Daoist Priest’s Robe, late 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Silk, satin, gold wrapped thread, 49 ¼ x 71 ¾ inches. Museum purchase, 2003, E302178 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The back of this robe is embellished with a panoramic portrayal of the entire universe. On the right and left shoulder are the sun and the moon, the gold discs represent stars, and the hem is... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2014

The Peabody Essex Museum's Masterpieces of Chinese Textile

Textile Folding Screen, China, 18th-19th century, silk, embroidered silk, cotton © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Panel with Antique Motifs, Qing dynasty (1644-1911).Embroidered silk. Museum purchase, 2005, E302681 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. This panel imitates ink rubbings of ancient roof tiles, complemented by a descriptive calligraphic inscription. In addition to serving as a testament to the persistence of antiquarian themes in Chinese art, the panel demonstrates the aesthetic of the brush,... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2014

Canopy with Dragon Among Flowers, late 1100s, China; Center: Southern Song dynasty; Border: Ming dynasty

Canopy with Dragon Among Flowers, late 1100s, China; Center: Southern Song dynasty (1127-1270); Border: Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Center: silk, gold; tapestry weave (kesi) Border: silk, gold; lampas, Overall - h:87.00 w:84.50 cm (h:34 1/4 w:33 1/4 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1995.1, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
04 juillet 2014

Blue Silk Robe Embroidered with Dragon Design, 14th Century - 17th Century, Ming Dynasty

Blue Silk Robe Embroidered with Dragon Design, 14th Century - 17th Century, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Silk. Waist Width 62 cm, Sleeve Length 80 cm, Sleeve Width 88 cm. The Collections of Cultural Relics in the Confucius Family Mansion. Shandong Museum © Virtual Collection of Asian Masterpieces, 2013 The outside layer is in blue and the inner in pink. Both front and back sides were embroidered with boa designs. This costume was conferred by the first Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang. During the Ming dynasty, the ceremonial robes for the... [Lire la suite]


04 juillet 2014

A Chinese first-rank civil official's 'pufu' and an embroidered skirt, early 19th century

A Chinese first-rank civil official's 'pufu' and an embroidered skirt, early 19th century. Photo Bonhams. The robe of navy silk, an embroidered rank badge to back and front, featuring a crane in polychrome silk and couched gilt thread, 126 x 147cm; the late 19th century honeycomb pleated black damask silk skirt decorated with couched gilt thread peony and mythical bird designs. (2). Sold for £2,375 (€2,984) Bonhams. BRITISH & EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GLASS & ASIAN ART, Oxford, 2 Jul 2014. http://www.bonhams.com/
04 juillet 2014

A Chinese embroidered dragon robe or chifu, 19th century

A Chinese embroidered dragon robe or chifu, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Of blue silk, featuring nine couched gilt thread five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls, amongst clouds, bats, endless knots and further auspicious symbols, above mountains, crashing waves and a lishui hem, with horseshoe cuffs and edging bands in embroidered black silk and gilt buttons, 145 x 214cm. Sold for £9,375 (€11,780)  Bonhams. BRITISH & EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GLASS & ASIAN ART, Oxford, 2 Jul 2014. http://www.bonhams.com/
04 juillet 2014

A Chinese embroidered robe, 19th century

A Chinese embroidered robe, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Of blue ribbed silk, embroidered with roundels depicting floral and butterfly designs, amongst auspicious symbols including endless knots and swastikas worked in peking knots, edged with embroidered black satin bands, 109 x 166cm. Sold for £875 (€1,099) Bonhams. BRITISH & EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GLASS & ASIAN ART, Oxford, 2 Jul 2014. http://www.bonhams.com/
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04 juillet 2014

A Chinese woven silk dragon robe or chifu, 19th century

A Chinese woven silk dragon robe or chi-fu, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Of blue silk, the woven cream design featuring nine five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls, amongst clouds, bats, endless knots and further auspicious symbols, above mountains, crashing waves and a lishui hem, with horseshoe cuffs and edging bands in woven black silk and gilt buttons, lined with pale blue damask silk, 130x 220cm. Sold for £1,187 (€1,492) Bonhams. BRITISH & EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GLASS & ASIAN ART, Oxford, 2 Jul... [Lire la suite]
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