14 septembre 2010

Chinese Emperor's Seal Expected to Make Millions at Bonhams

The history and provenance of this artefact speaks both of a simple and elegant personal aesthetic as well as the stamp of Imperial power. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A stunning piece of China’s Imperial history – a seal personally commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799) - will be the highlight of Bonhams Sale of Fine Chinese Art on November 11th in London. The perfect four centimeter square jade seal bearing the inscription `Zi Qiang Bu Xi’, (‘Self-Strengthening Never Ceases’) is closely linked to the Emperor’s 80th... [Lire la suite]
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