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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04 juillet 2014

A jacket constructed from Chinese embroidered panels, 20th century

A jacket constructed from Chinese embroidered panels, 20th century. Photo Bonhams. Centre-front opening, of red velvet, the front panel featuring five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls, surrounded by clouds, bats and auspicious symbols, above mountains and crashing waves, the sleeves also featuring dragon and phoenix motifs, embroidered in gilt and polychrome silk threads, edged with embroidered black satin bands, lined with green damask silk. Sold for £275 (€345) Bonhams. BRITISH & EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GLASS & ASIAN... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2014

A fur-lined embroidered Chinese robe, 20th century

A fur-lined embroidered Chinese robe, 20th century. Photo Bonhams. Of black silk satin embroidered with roundels depicting scenes of Chinese life and floral and butterfly motifs, edged with embroidered cream satin bands and lined with cream rabbit fur, 104 x 148cm. Sold for £212 (€267) Bonhams. BRITISH & EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GLASS & ASIAN ART, Oxford, 2 Jul 2014. http://www.bonhams.com/


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