17 avril 2020

An imperial noblewoman's kesi surcoat, longgua, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Lot 4027. An imperial noblewoman's kesi surcoat, longgua, Qing dynasty, late 19th century; 54 3/4 in. (139.1 cm.) long. Estimate 400,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Made entirely of double-sided kesi finished with original banding. The front-opening coat, decorated with eight symmetrically arranged dragon roundels placed above a striped hem laden with rolling waves and a terrestrial diagram from which issue various... [Lire la suite]