30 août 2015

An Imperial dark blue-ground 'dragon roundel' kesi surcoat, gunfu, 19th century

An Imperial dark blue-ground 'dragon roundel' kesi surcoat, gunfu, 19th century. Estimate US$ 35,000 - 50,000 (€31,000 - 44,000). Photo: Bonhams. The robe opening down the front, the dark blue silk ground woven in kesi technique with four roundels, each containing a golden five-clawed front-facing dragon encircling a flaming pearl above rolling waves and surrounded by pink and blue bats and two elaborate shou medallions, each dragon beneath one of the Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority, the moon on the... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2015

A very fine embroidered blue-ground dragon robe, mangpao, 19th century

A very fine embroidered blue-ground dragon robe, mangpao, 19th century. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vibrant blue ground is worked in couched gold threads and satin stitch with highlights in lime-green in the front and back with five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls around a bowl of fruit, amidst eight cranes on both front and back and bats woven in shades of lime-green and forest-green, all amidst Daoist emblems. The terrestrial diagram and lishui stripe at the hem are... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

A rare yellow embroidered twelve-symbol semi-formal 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A rare yellow embroidered twelve-symbol semi-formal 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. couched in gold-wrapped threads with nine five-clawed dragons, one on the inner flap, surrounded by swirling clouds, interspersed with bats carrying auspicious objects, with stylized shou characters and the 'Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority', the sun, moon, mountains and constellation around the neck, the fu symbol, ax, small dragon and pheasant... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

A child's silk 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A child's silk 'dragon' robe, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. couched in gold-covered threads with dragons chasing 'flaming pearls', amid clouds and auspicious objects, above terrestrial diagram and lishui border, framed and glazed. Length 27 1/2  in., 69.8 cm; Width 46 1/4  in., 117.5 cm Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 9th and 10th October 1987, lot 81. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 15 sept. 2015
28 août 2015

Fresh-to-market estates highlight 1,000+ lots of fine & decorative arts at Heritage Auctions

A Ninety-Six Piece Sèvres-Style Porcelain Service, 19th century. Marks: (imitation Sèvres marks) Offert par le Duc de Richelieu a Mme. de Lamballe; signed F. AULDET to painted cartouches. Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000. Photo Heritage Auctions DALLAS, TX.- Treasured objects from fresh-to-market private collections, including a 96-Piece Sèvres-Style Porcelain Service (est. $30,000+) will cross the block in Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Arts Including Estates Auction... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2015

A Chinese lime green brocade silk robe decorated with landscape medallions throughout, 19th century

A Chinese lime green brocade silk robe decorated with landscape medallions throughout, 19th century. Estimate $1,500-2,000 © 2015 Freeman's. L: 57 in., 145 cm  Freeman's. ASIAN ARTS. 12 SEPTEMBER 2015
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25 août 2015

A Chinese brocade summer robe in blue, 19th century

A Chinese brocade summer robe in blue, 19th century. Estimate $4,000-6,000 © 2015 Freeman's. L: 52 in, 132 cm  Provenance: Property of an Ohio lady Acquired in Australia in 1914, thence by descent  Freeman's. ASIAN ARTS. 12 SEPTEMBER 2015
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19 août 2015

A Chinese blue-ground 'dragon' robe, 19th century

A Chinese blue-ground 'dragon' robe, 19th century. Estimate £600 – £1,000 ($934 - $1,556). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Embroidered with coloured silks and couched in gold threads with ten five-clawed dragons amongst clouds, bats, peony and auspicious objects, above cresting waves and lishui stripes. CHRISTIE'S INTERIORS - INCLUDING ASIAN WORKS OF ART, 9 September 2015, London, South Kensington
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18 août 2015

A pair of Chinese sapphire-blue glass bowls, 19th century

A pair of Chinese sapphire-blue glass bowls, 19th century. Estimate £1,000 – £1,500 ($1,566 - $2,349). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The glass is of an even and translucent bright sapphire-blue tone; 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm) diam, wood stands Property from The Geronimo Berenguer de Los Reyes, Jr. Collection Provenance: With Jade House, Hong Kong CHRISTIE'S INTERIORS - INCLUDING ASIAN WORKS OF ART, 9 September 2015 - London, South Kensington
18 août 2015

A Chinese red overlay glass bottle vase, 19th century

A Chinese red overlay glass bottle vase, 19th century. Estimate £800 – £1,000 ($1,253 - $1.566). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Boldly carved through the red glass with scrolling intertwined chilong to reveal the translucent snowflake glass body, the base of yellow glass. 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high Property from The Geronimo Berenguer de Los Reyes, Jr. Collection CHRISTIE'S INTERIORS - INCLUDING ASIAN WORKS OF ART, 9 September 2015 - London, South Kensington