29 juin 2021

A rare military official's rank badge of a lion, buzi, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3054 A rare military official's rank badge of a lion, buzi, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 15 1⁄4 in. (38.5 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Made for a second rank military official, embroidered with a lion with green mane and tail shown seated amidst multicoloured clouds and flames atop a rock amidst waves with head turned to the side and mouth open in a roar to show its fangs, all... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2021

Three civil official's rank badges, buzi, 19th-20th century

Lot 59. Three civil official's rank badges, buzi, 19th-20th century; Largest, 127⁄8 in. (32.7 cm.) square. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. The embroidered badge made for a fifth rank civil official, 20th century, is decorated with a silver pheasant alights on a rock emerging from turbulent waves amidst auspicious emblems. The embroidered badge made for a seventh degree civil official, Daoguang period (1821-1850), is decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2020

An imperial embroidered dragon roundel, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 19th century

Lot 3417. An imperial embroidered dragon roundel, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 19th century; 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The circular badge is finely embroidered depict a front facing five-clawed dragon worked in couched gold threads embracing a 'flaming pearl', all against a dense ground of multi-coloured clouds interspersed with red bats above jagged mountains emerging from crested waves. The... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2020

An embroidered civil official's rank badge of mandarin ducks, buzi, late Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3415. An embroidered civil official's rank badge of mandarin ducks, buzi, late Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. (34 x 35 cm.). Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. Made for a seventh rank official, the front badge is worked in blue, green, coral and white thread to depict two mandarin ducks flying with wings outstretched, below scrolling clouds and above crashing waves, all set against a vibrant... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2020

An embroidered civil official's rank badge of a goose, buzi, late Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3414. An embroidered civil official's rank badge of a goose, buzi, late Kangxi period (1662-1722); 11 5/8 x 11 5/8 in. (29.5 x 29.5 cm.). Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. Made for a fourth rank official, the front badge is finely embroidered with a goose standing on one leg, with the head facing the sun and the wings outstretched, surrounded by colourful scrolling clouds characteristic of the Kangxi period, all... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

A fine kesi civil official's rank badge of a mandarin duck, buzi, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 4034. A fine kesi civil official's rank badge of a mandarin duck, buzi, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 9 7/8 x 10 3/8 in. (25.2 x 26.5 cm.). Estimate 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Made for a civil official of the seventh rank. The bird shown facing the sun as it alights on a rock protruding from a grassy ground with narcissus, lingzhi, chrysanthemum and bamboo, beside a river and flanked by further rockwork with an... [Lire la suite]

11 avril 2020

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

Lot 4032. A very rare civil official's rank badge of a crane, buzi, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14 x 13 1/2 in. (36 x 34 cm). Estimate 250,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 475,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Made for a first rank civil official. The bird, worked in white satin stitch alighting on a rock emerging from waves in which jewels are tossed. The crane surrounded by ruyi-shaped clouds and the sun finely worked in satin stitch in shades of blue, green,... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2020

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

Lot 4031. A very rare civil official's rank badge of a silver pheasant, buzi, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 11 x 11 in. (28 x 28 cm). Estimate 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Made for a fifth rank civil official, the pheasant is a symbol of literary elegance. The fanciful bird is finely worked in white satin stitch alighting on a rock emerging from waves in which jewels are tossed. The pheasant is surrounded by ruyi-shaped... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2020

A very rare brocade douniu dragon badge, buzi, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 4030. A very rare brocade douniu dragon badge, buzi, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 14 1/4 x 15 in. (36.2 x 38.1 cm.) mounted. Estimate 280,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Finely worked with a couched gold-thread four-clawed dragon clutching precious jewels, its head framed by a pair of down curving horns before a striped full and flaming mane. The dragon flying in an orange sky filled with ruyi-shaped clouds is picked out in... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2020

A very rare gold brocade rank badge of a qilin, buzi, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 4029. A very rare gold brocade rank badge of a qilin, buzi, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm.) square. Estimate 280,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Made for an imperial noble. The square badge is woven with gold thread on a midnight blue satin ground with a crouching muscular qilin, with dragon head, scaly body and hoofed legs. The beast partially resting on a rocky outcrop above rolling and cresting waves.... [Lire la suite]