17 avril 2018

A very rare pair of embroidered gauze military official's rank badges of panthers, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 18th century 

Lot 2152. A very rare pair of embroidered gauze military official's rank badges of panthers, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 16 in. (41 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Made for a sixth rank military official, each is finely embroidered in counted stitch on a dark blue gauze ground with a panther, biao standing between two upright rock formations surrounded by clouds, above... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2018

A rare pair of gold and silver embroidered civil official's rank badges of egrets, buzi, Qing dynasty, 18th century 

Lot 2151. A rare pair of gold and silver embroidered civil official's rank badges of egrets, buzi, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 9 1/2 in. (24 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Made for a civil official of the sixth rank, each is similarly worked primarily in gold and silver wrapped thread on a blue gauze ground with the bird shown facing the sun as it alights on a rock. The birds are flanked by a pair... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A rare pair of brocade 'Crane' rank badges, buzi, early Qing dynasty, 17th century 

Lot 2150. A rare pair of brocade 'Crane' rank badges, buzi, early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 16 in. (41 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 237,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The badges were made for a first rank civil official. The bird is worked in white satin stitch alighting on a rock emerging from dark blue waves. The crane is surrounded byruyi-shaped clouds below the sun, all in shades of blue, green and brown, all reserved on a dense ground of... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2018

A very rare Ming embroidered 'xiezhi' rank badge, buzi, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 2149. A very rare Ming embroidered 'xiezhi' rank badge, buzi, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century; 20 in. (51 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 237,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The imperial censor's rank badge is finely woven to depict a mythicalXiezhi in cream colour highlighted with green and pale brown, its dragon head with a single horn and mouth agape, amidst ruyi-clouds on a brown ground. The beast is standing on a river bank surrounded with... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2018

A very rare civil official's rank badge of a golden pheasant, buzi, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2148. A very rare civil official's rank badge of a golden pheasant, buzi, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 19 3/8 in. (49 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 475,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Made for a second-rank civil official, the badge is finely worked in satin stitch, depicting a regal golden pheasant rendered in shades of blue, green, yellow, white and coral, shown facing the sun as it alights on a rock emerging from crashing waves. The main decoration is... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2017

Court Rank Badge (Buzi), China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 16th century

Court Rank Badge (Buzi), China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 16th century. Silk tapestry weave (kesi), 14 x 14 in. (35.56 x 35.56 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Bella Mabury (M.39.2.375). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

29 janvier 2017

Rank Badge (Buzi) of the Fourth Military Rank with Tiger, China, late Ming dynasty (1368-1644), late 16th to mid-17th century

Rank Badge (Buzi) of the Fourth Military Rank with Tiger, China, late Ming dynasty (1368-1644), late 16th to mid-17th century. Silk satin with silk and metallic thread embroidery. Overall: 12 1/4 x 12 5/8 in. (31.115 x 32.0675 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Bella Mabury (M.39.2.234). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
26 septembre 2016

A nice Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi), 19th Century

Lot 45. A nice Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi), 19th Century. Estimate 600.00€ - 800.00 €. Photo: Czerny's Depicting a leopard on the stones, it represented a third-rang soldier's wife; surrounded by swastikas. Slight scraping on the border. 29 x 29 cm. Czerny's. CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART
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26 septembre 2016

A nice and rare "Xiezhai" Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi), late 19th Century

Lot 44. A nice and rare "Xiezhai" Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi), late 19th Century. Estimate 800.00€ - 1 000.00 €. Photo: Czerny's Depicting the Xiezhai, a mythological animal, on a rock representing the Censor, with two bats flying among the clouds; the ground is finely decorated with gold, woven swastikas. Cut in half and re-sewn, featuring small pitting. 27.5 x 29 cm.  Czerny's. CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART
26 septembre 2016

A nice Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi), 19th Century

Lot 43. A nice Kesi silk military rank badge (Buzi), 19th Century. Estimate 600.00€ - 800.00 €. Photo: Czerny's Depicting a third rang soldier's wife; embroidered with a leopard on a rock; featuring Buddhist symbols of good omen among clouds and around a red sun. Small scraping on the border. 30.5 x 29 cm. Notes: Women were allowed to wear a rank badge. The distinction between male and female rank badges was made by positioning the red disk (symbolizing the sun) differently. Both military and civil rank... [Lire la suite]
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