04 mai 2016

An olive-brown overlay white glass snuff bottle, 19th century

Lot 197. An olive-brown overlay white glass snuff bottle, 19th century. Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,900 - 2,500). Photo Bonhams. Of flattened rounded form with sloping shoulders, waisted neck and flat lip, carved through the olive-brown glass with a river landscape depicting a figure and attendant in an open boat, beneath flying bats and cranes, the other side with a pavilion bordered on the right by a gnarly pine tree, an oval seal to one side reads ji xiang 'auspiciousness', glass stopper. 5.2cm... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2016

A lady's blue silk damask 'three abundances' jacket, 19th century

Lot 499. A lady's blue silk damask 'Three abundances' jacket, 19th century. Estimate £600 - 800 (€760 - 1,000). Photo Bonhams. The blue silk damask embroidered in gold-wrapped thread and Peking knot with golden phoenix, finger citron, pomegranate as well as a profusion of peony and lotus flowerheads, the generous sleeves with cream hems embroidered in white, blue and gold thread with Buddhist symbols amidst a scrolling motif. 94cm (37in) long Property from Mr. and Mrs. C. Lefebvre Collection of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2016

A coral red ground 'dragon' jacket, ao, 19th century

Lot 498. A coral red ground 'dragon' jacket, ao, 19th century. Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,900 - 2,500). Photo Bonhams. The bright vermilion satin richly embroidered in silver and gold thread as well as various bright hues, with four gold and silver dragons chasing flaming pearls above a pavilion surging from tumultuous waves and flanked by two red and silver phoenix, all interspersed with Buddhist symbols, the embroidery in both straight stitches and Peking knot, with yellow silk brocaded and embroidered sleeve... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2016

A brown silk civil servant's official surcoat, pufu, 19th century

Lot 494. A brown silk civil servant's official surcoat, pufu, 19th century. Estimate £600 - 800 (€760 - 1,000). Photo Bonhams. The brown silk damasked with a design of meandering lotus, centrally split, with applied square badges to front and back, probably representing a Paradise Flycatcher for the ninth rank; together with a light blue satin collar, richly embroidered in gold thread and Peking knot with Buddhist Lions and Happy Omens; and three further square rank badges, two military badges for the second rank,... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2016

A lady's embroidered blue silk damask jacket, 19th century

Lot 493. A lady's embroidered blue silk damask jacket, 19th century. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,300 - 1,900). Photo Bonhams. The cornflower blue silk woven with trailing peonies and embroidered in brightly coloured threads with butterflies amongst lotuses, peonies, magnolias and melons, all above a polychrome lishui band at the hem. 107cm (42in) high Property from Mr. and Mrs. C. Lefebvre Collection of Chinese Robes  Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
04 mai 2016

A red silk damask woman's semi-formal robe, changyi, 19th century

Lot 491. A red silk damask woman's semi-formal robe, changyi, 19th century. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,300 - 1,900). Photo Bonhams. The red silk damask embroidered in three-blue with peonies and butterflies, the robe typically modelled with deep side slashes and wide sleeves, the hems applied with multiple borders. 123cm (48 5/8in) long Property from Mr. and Mrs. C. Lefebvre Collection of Chinese Robes Notes: Interestingly, the colour palette of the embroidery on the present jacket, called san... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2016

A Han-Chinese bridal-style coat for a child, mang'ao, 19th century

Lot 490. A Han-Chinese bridal-style coat for a child, mang'ao, 19th century. Estimate £600 - 800 (€760 - 1,000). Photo Bonhams. he peach coloured satin richly embroidered in gold and brightly coloured threads with five-clawed dragons and phoenix amongst Buddhist symbols, gourds and flowers, all above a gold thread lishui band; together with a child's jacket of green silk woven with a pattern of lotus roundels amongst bats and ruyi clouds, with black ground embroidered hems. Each: 62cm (24 3/8in) long (2). ... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2016

A beige silk 'chrysanthemum' lady's festive robe, 19th century

Lot 489. A beige silk 'chrysanthemum' lady's festive robe, 19th century. Estimate £2,500 - 3,500 (€3,200 - 4,400). Photo Bonhams. The beige silk finely and delicately embroidered in three-blue, beige and pink silk threads with roundels of meandering chrysanthemum interlocking with constellation-clouds, all above a band of tumultuous and foaming waves interspersed with wan symbols, cash, flaming pearls and other auspicious motifs, the hems with an embroidered chrysanthemum border and a woven 'wan' band. 135cm (53... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2016

A pair of small blue-glazed garlic neck bottle vases, Kangxi four-character marks, 19th century

Lot 39. A pair of small blue-glazed garlic neck bottle vases, Kangxi four-character marks, 19th century. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€1,000 - 1,500). Photo Bonhams. Each well potted, covered in a rich blue glaze, the interiors and bases glazed white. 12.5cm (4 7/8in) high (2). Provenance: A European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent. Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
24 avril 2016

A corn-yellow ground five color overlay Beijing glass bottle vase, China, 19th century

Lot 509. A corn-yellow ground five color overlay Beijing glass bottle vase, China, 19th century. Estimate 1500/2000 €. Photo Nagel H. 19,7 cm. Very slightly chipped, partly slightly polished  Provenance: From the collection of a member of the Family Baron von Goldschmidt-Rothschild, formerly Palais Grüneburg, Frankfurt on the Main Nagel Auctions. "Asiatische Kunst", Sale 736, 06.05.2016