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 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]
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]