30 avril 2017

A blue-ground summer gauze court robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 284. A blue-ground summer gauze court robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800 (USD 1,535 - USD 2,302) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The blue silk gauze is worked in couched gold thread and fine counted stitch with nine five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst five-colour clouds interspersed with cranes in flight, all above a wave border and lishui stripes. Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 12 May 2017, London, South... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2017

A blue-ground embroidered court 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 280. A blue-ground embroidered court 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,837 - USD 6,395) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The robe is embroidered in gilt couched threads with front-facing and striding dragons amongst cloud scrolls and auspicious emblems above foaming lishui waves.  Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 12 May 2017, London, South Kensington
30 avril 2017

A turquoise-ground concubine's formal court robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 278. A turquoise-ground concubine's formal court robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,116 - USD 7,674) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The robe is decorated with nine five-clawed dragons in couched gilt thread, surrounded by ruyi-clouds and bats, interspersed with auspicious symbols, all above a band of waves scattered with emblems and lishui stripes to the hem. Note: Turquoise robes were reserved for concubines and female members of the court. ... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2017

A blue-ground embroidered court 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 276. A blue-ground embroidered court 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate GBP2,000 - 4,000 (USD 2,558 - USD 5,116) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The robe is decorated with nine couched gilt dragons chasing flaming pearls, surrounded by flossed silk clouds and bats, interspersed with auspicious emblems, all above waves to the hem scattered with peonies in Peking knot. The collar and cuffs are each decorated with a band of further dragons, bats and clouds. Provenance: With Teresa Coleman, Hong... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2017

A silk blue-ground 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 345. A silk blue-ground 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600). Photo: Bonhams. The robe worked in couched gold thread with nine five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amongst ruyi clouds interspersed with bats and 'Precious Emblems', above the terrestrial diagram and a lishui border, the horseshoe cuffs with similar designs of dragons, clouds and crashing waves, all worked in Peking stitch. 209cm (82 2/8in) wide Provenance: an English private... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2017

A kesi summer 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 334. A kesi summer 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600). Photo: Bonhams. The blue kesi worked with the prescribed nine five-clawed dragons, each side with a full-faced dragon coiling around the 'flaming pearl', all set amidst bright ruyi clouds, 'precious objects', shou characters, bats and cranes, above a terrestrial diagram and a lishui stripe separated by further clouds, the same decoration repeated on the border, collar and... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2017

The Taj of Azerbaijan

Taj (headdress). Sheki-Zagatala region, Azerbaijan, 19th century. Silver. Stamping, granulation. Azerbaijan Carpet Museum. Crown of the Bride, the Taj was an uncommon and precious headdress in the Western Caucasus regions. In ancient times, along with other jewelry that formed the basis of a wedding dress, the Taj took precedence among bridal gifts and was made by special order. The centerpiece of the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum‘s exhibition of jewelry masterpieces is this 19th Century Taj.  The center-top of the cap... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2017

A pair of marble-inset hongmu stools, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 293. A pair of marble-inset hongmu stools, Qing dynasty, 19th century, 53 cm, 20 7/8  in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each of barrel shape with the marble panel inset into a circular frame, all above a shaped apron repeated at the base, the four bowed legs divided by reticulated conjoined quatrefoil panels, all supported on four short ruyi feet. Quantity: 2 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 10 May 2017, 02:00 PM
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24 avril 2017

An incised white porcelain paper-roll holder, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 109. An incised white porcelain paper-roll holder, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century; 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Modeled in octagonal faceted form with flared rim, finely incised with deer, crane and rocks, applied with a transparent glaze, recessed base glazed, foot rim unglazed. With a wood box affixed with exhibition label (impage, left)) titled richo hakuji inkoku fukabachi (Joseon Dynasty incised white porcelain deep bowl), and an... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2017

A reticulated white porcelain hexagonal brush holder, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 107. A reticulated white porcelain hexagonal brush holder, Joseon Dynasty, 19th century, 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The hexagonal form set on four bracket feet, each panel pierced and incised with diamond latticework, applied with a glossy transparent glaze, with Incised number sixteen on interior. Note: This type of diamond latticework can be often seen on the doors of Buddhist temples in Korea, where it took the form of the leaves inviting visitors to... [Lire la suite]