13 juin 2016

Robe, China, 19th century

Robe (China), 19th century; silk, metallic; H x W: 142.2 x 204.5 cm (56 in. x 6 ft. 8 1/2 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Erskine Hewitt; 1949-41-1, Cooper Hewitt Museum.
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05 juin 2016

A rare and fine pair of ceremonial swords (Kiêm), Vietnam, 19th Century

Lot 500. A rare and fine pair of ceremonial swords (Kiêm), Vietnam, 19th Century. Estimate: 4,500 EUR - 6,000 EUR. Photo Czerny International Auction House Ltd. Straight, silver blades with no edge, outlined and engraved with spirals at the center and with floral motifs at the base. Silver mounts with bas-relieved decorations on dotted ground. Quillons depicting cranes, pommel with bird surrounded by bamboo branches. Ivory grips. Tortoise-shell scabbards with silver mounts, decorated en suite. Caps... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2016

Two soapstone screens with inlays depicting censers and flowerpots, China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

        Lot 57. Two soapstone screens with inlays depicting censers and flowerpots, China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 20 000 € - 30 000 €. Photo Cambi Casa d'Aste. 136,5 x 42,5 cm. CAMBI CASA D'ASTE, 20121 MILANO. Fine Chinese Works of Art (Milano), le 24 Mai 2016 à 9h30
20 mai 2016

A teal-green silk woman's robe with butterflies, changyi, 19th century

Lot 269. A teal-green silk woman's robe with butterflies, changyi, 19th century. Sold for £3,750 (€4,869). Photo: Bonhams. Finely worked in satin stitch with multi-coloured butterflies and cranes flitting amidst the Eight Daoist Emblems and a profusion of blossoming peonies, chrysanthemums, orchids, narcissus, prunus, magnolias, lotus and ruyi, all within further butterflies on a cream border and flowers embroidered in three-blue silk threads on a black ground, the same patterns picked out in vibrant shades of... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2016

A midnight-blue-ground silk lady's informal three-quarter-length robe, 19th century

Lot 268. A midnight-blue-ground silk lady's informal three-quarter-length robe, 19th century. Sold for £3,750 (€4,869). Photo: Bonhams. Vibrantly embroidered in satin and 'Peking knot' stitch with multi-coloured butterflies hovering amidst shrubs of blossoming peonies, camellias, prunus and chrysanthemum in three-blue silk threads above foaming lishui waves interspersed with further peonies, also depicted on the matching turquoise-ground sleeve bands. 110cm (43 2/8in) long Property from the Mr. and Mrs. C.... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2016

An orange-ground silk woman's 'butterfly' robe, changyi, 19th century

Lot 266. An orange-ground silk woman's 'butterfly' robe, changyi, 19th century. Sold for £3,750 (€4,869). Sold for £3,750 (€4,869). Photo: Bonhams. Delicately embroidered in satin stitch and 'Peking knot' with a profusion of butterflies flitting around bunches of melons growing out of leafy vines and tendrils, all meticulously executed in three-blue silk threads on a rich orange brick ground within cream and black borders decorated with further butterflies picked out in mauve, turquoise and green. 128cm (50... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2016

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

Lot 265. A blue-ground silk embroidered 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century.  Sold for £3,750 (€4,869). Photo: Bonhams. Finely worked in satin stitch and dense couched gold threads with nine writhing four-clawed dragons amidst Auspicious Emblems and clusters of vaporous clouds, all above the terrestrial diagram interspersed with 'Peking knot' peonies and lishui stripe at the hem, all picked out in shades of blue, grey, yellow and bright purple, with a black-ground border at the collar and cuffs. 139cm (54... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2016

An embroidered blue-ground silk 'dragon' robe and collar, 19th century

Lot 263. An embroidered blue-ground silk 'dragon' robe and collar, 19th century. Sold for £5,000 (€6,492). Photo: Bonhams. Worked in satin stitch and 'Peking knot' in shades of blue, green, red and violet and couched gold threads with eight five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst clusters of clouds interspersed with bats, the Eight Buddhist Emblems and peonies, all reserved on a rich blue ground above the terrestrial diagram with lishui stripe at the hem, with dark ground cuffs, collar and sleeve bands... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2016

A copper-red-glazed seal paste box and cover, Kangxi six-character mark, 19th century

Lot 100. A copper-red-glazed seal paste box and cover, Kangxi six-character mark, 19th century. Sold for £3,500 (€4,544). Photo Bonhams. Of compressed cushion form with recessed concave base, the exterior covered in a rich raspberry-red glaze pooling slightly at the foot, the interior and underside of the base covered with a bluish white glaze. 7.4cm (3in) diam. (2). Provenance: a European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent ... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2016

A large famille rose 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' fish bowl, 19th century

Lot 81. A large famille rose 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' fish bowl, 19th century. Sold for £3,750 (€4,839). Photo: Bonhams. Of globular form, finely enamelled with a continuous garden scene drawn from the 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' depicting a group of dignitaries sitting beside a table laid with antiquities and landscape screens watching a performance of martial arts, below bands of cracked ice, diaper, whorls and butterflies to the shoulder, waisted neck and mouth rim. 35.5cm (14in) high Provenance: a... [Lire la suite]