05 juin 2016

A Manchu woman's headdress (dianzi), late 19th century

Lot 184. A Manchu woman's headdress (dianzi), late 19th century. Estimate: 1,000 EUR - 1,500 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz  A Manchu woman's headdress (dianzi), the framework of iron wrapped with silk threads with a silken net and velvet. To the front four large kingfisher ornaments displaying bats and fruiting branches, to the back two smaller ornaments, and one large ornament on the flat top. Minor losses. Late 19th century. Wooden stand. H ca. 16 cmProvenance: Private collection, Rhineland ... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2016

A Manchu military officer's silk and metal ceremonial armour, late 19th century

Lot 182. A Manchu military officer's silk and metal ceremonial armour, late 19th century. Estimate: 20,000 EUR - 30,000 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz A Manchu military officer's silk and metal partial suit of ceremonial armour (dingjia) including a jacket and a skirt of blue satin with gilt-metal studs and embroidered with dragon roundels and borders of silk velvet, the jacket with two shoulder guards attached with gilt-metal plates chased with dragons and three subsidiary flaps with black velvet edging. The skirt in two... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2013

Chinese Manchu official's winter hat, late Qing Dynasty.

Chinese Manchu official's winter hat, late Qing Dynasty.
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17 septembre 2013

A Manchu lady's informal kesi vest, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A Manchu lady's informal kesi vest, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Photo: Sotheby's. the full-length garment woven with a symmetrical pattern of scattered orchids and butterflies, the edges bordered with a wide band of similar but denser design edged with woven ribbon, the details of the design enhanced with pigments; together with a lady's informal summer robe, the edges with a black border embroidered with butterflies, flowers and fruit with details in couched gold-wrapped threads, the sleeves... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2012

"Small Skills, Special Effects: Unusual Chinese Works of Art" @ The Royal Ontario Museum

Manchu woman's headdress. Brass, silk, kingfisher feathers, glass, semi-precious stones, China, Qing dynasty, late 19th century©ROM TORONTO.- The Royal Ontario Museum presents Small Skills, Special Effects: Unusual Chinese Works of Art from July 28, 2012 to February 3, 2013, featuring items from the ROM’s own Far Eastern, Textiles and Costume collections; loans from three private collections; and an item from the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library of the University of Toronto. The exhibition will be featured in the Herman Herzog Levy... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2011

A Manchu woman's gilt silver court torque (lingyue) with coral, nephrite, and tourmaline inlay. Late 19th century

A Manchu woman's gilt silver court torque (lingyue) with coral, nephrite, and tourmaline inlay. Late 19th century. Photo Bonhams Of circular form shaped as joined dragons with coral-bead eyes chasing globular spheres that hide a hinge, each attached to a smaller movable section terminating in a filigree lion cub at the clasp, the sections inset with pieces of coral in gilt silver filigree mountings with kingfisher overlay and separated by two pink tourmaline and one jadeite cabochon..7 5/8in (19.5cm) diameter. Sold for... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2011

Chinese robes and surcoats @ Bonhams, San Francisco

A Manchu noblewoman's embroidered midnight blue surcoat (longgua). Late 19th Century. Photo Bonhams Intricately embroidered in white, polychrome and gilt-wrapped threads with eight roundels of five-clawed dragons grasping a precious pearl surrounded by clouds, bats, ribboned auspicious emblems and a shou medallion, all above a wide lishui border that repeats on the edges of the sleeves below three tiny dragon roundels embroidered en suite. 57 1/4in (145.5cm) long - Estimate: US$20,000 - 30,000 A chestnut silk ground... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2010

Dragon robe, informal robe & silk velvet vest, Qianlong Period, Qing Dynasty & 19th century

A yellow ground silk brocade dragon robe. Qianlong Period. photo Bonhams The nine dragons on the robe woven with gilt-wrapped threads while the remaining auspicious emblems, clouds and lishui border are defined in bright colors against the dark mustard yellow ground, the neck bands and cuffs woven en suite on a black ground. 53 1/4in (135.5cm) long - Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000. Unsold A blue silk ground embroidered dragon robe. Late Qing Dynasty. photo Bonhams The nine dragons and shou medallions on the robe worked... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2010

A Manchu cloth and metal partial suit of ceremonial armor, Late 19th Century

A Manchu cloth and metal partial suit of ceremonial armor, Late 19th Century. photo Bonhams Including a coat of dark blue silk lined with cotton, paper and pale blue silk, mounted with gilt metal studs and embroidered in the couching technique with gilt-wrapped threads forming a dragon roundel that repeats on the back of the coat, on the skirt and the pair of shoulder guards; the shoulder guards attached with gilt metal plates chased with dragons, fish and waves on a delicately pounced ground; the larger pieces of the costume... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2010

Manchu civil rank badges & Manchu military rank badges. Late Qing Dynasty

A group of six Manchu civil rank badges. Late Qing Dynasty © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The first a second rank golden pheasant worked in polychrome thread counted stitch and gilt couched threads; the second badge applied with a fourth rank wild goose, the surfaces worked in polychrome threads couching gold and silver-wrapped threads; then a pair of badges applied with third rank pheasants, also worked in polychrome threads couching gold and silver-wrapped threads; the last a pair of fifth rank lophura applied onto badges of... [Lire la suite]