28 mars 2018

An extremely rare embroidered blue silk dragon robe, jifu, Early Guangxu period, circa 1885

Lot 2153. An extremely rare embroidered blue silk dragon robe for a seventh to ninth rank civil official in the imperial board of state music, jifu, Early Guangxu period, circa 1885; 53 1/4 in. (135.3 cm.) long x 90 1/2 in. (229.9 cm.) across. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vibrant marine-blue ground is finely embroidered in satin stitch with five four-clawed dragons, unusually designed with a single large dragon coiling... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2018

An imperial apricot-ground twelve-symbol dragon robe, jifu, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 2271. An imperial apricot-ground twelve-symbol dragon robe, jifu, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 87 5/8 in. (225 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The robe is finely worked in satin stitches in shades of blue, green, red, aubergine and ochre and couched vibrant gold threads with nine five-clawed dragons clutching or confronting 'flaming pearls' amidst dense ruyiclouds interspersed with bats. The twelve Imperial... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2017

A rare chestnut embroidered gauze dragon robe for an imperial prince, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3028. A rare chestnut embroidered gauze dragon robe for an imperial prince, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 650,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017   The reddish-brown gauze ground is finely worked in couched gold threads and counted stitch with nine five-clawed dragons on the front and back panels, and one on the underflap, the dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst a ground of multi-coloured clouds interspersed with bats and precious... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2017

A turquoise-ground embroidered dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 48. A turquoise-ground embroidered dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. embroidered with nine golden five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls against a turquoise ground accentuated with ruyi-shaped clouds, bats, bajixiang emblems, lotus and peony blooms, all above crashing waves and a lishui border; 140 cm, 55 1/8  in.    Provenance: Purchased by the owner's... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2017

A blue-ground embroidered dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 47. A blue-ground embroidered dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. embroidered with nine gold five-clawed dragons on a blue ground amid ruyi-shaped clouds, bats and the bajixiang, all above foaming waves crashing against a mountain, hemmed with a lishui border; 142 cm, 55 7/8  in, mounted within a red and gilt frame.    Provenance: Teresa Coleman Fine Arts, Hong Kong, 1990.  ... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2017

An impressive Chinese imperial yellow dragon robe, (longpao jifu), Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Daoguang period (c. 1820)

  Lot 202. An impressive Chinese imperial yellow dragon robe, (longpao jifu), Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Daoguang period (c. 1820). Estimate $ 40,000-60,000. Photo Leonard Joel. This excellent and rare Manchu nine-dragon robe, has been embroidered with the finest silk and couched gold-wrapped thread on a rich satin ground of imperial yellow. The very auspicious design, symbolising the wearer's wish for a long life. There are eight dragons on the outer garment, with an unseen ninth dragon concealed in the... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2017

An embroidered blue-ground dragon robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 1383. An embroidered blue-ground dragon robe, mangpao, 19th century. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016  The blue ground is worked in couched gold thread and satin stitch on the front and back with five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amidst shou characters and bats suspending wan emblems and double-peaches woven in shades of red, all amidst Daoist emblems. The terrestrial diagram... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2017

A  beige-ground gold-thread and silk embroidered dragon robe for a religious statue, China, 19th century

  Lot 289. A  beige-ground gold-thread and silk embroidered dragon robe for a religious statue, China, 19th century. Height 130 cm. Estimate CHF 2 500/3 500 (€ 2 310/3 240). Unsold © Koller Auctions Polychrome silk embroidery in flat stitches, supplemented by embroidery in gold threads and a flower bouquet in Beijing's nodding embroidery. Eight golden dragons decorate the robe, the main dragon on the chest is prominently placed in the eye. The decor is complemented... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2017

Dragon robe, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Dragon robe,  Liao dynasty (907-1125) © Rossi & Rossi This robe embroidered with dragon roundels has the typical style of a Liao period robe, with standing collar and back riding vent typical of Khitan costume. The present robe is also the earliest known extant example of a dragon robe. The original size of the robe was possibly 135 to 150 centimetres in length, and 220 to 230 centimetres in width, including the two sleeves. The riding vent at the back was between 60 and 70 centimetres in length). Slightly... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2017

A rare uncut silk and gold brocade dragon robe, 17th century

Lot 2045. A rare uncut silk and gold brocade dragon robe, 17th century. Estimate USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Sold for US$ 46,250 (€42,816). Photo: Bonhams. The uncut silk of deep blue, couched with brilliant, gold-wrapped thread depicting nine four-clawed, writhing dragons pursuing flaming pearls of wisdom, set against a ground of gold cloud scrolls and auspicious symbols, including crane, qilin, and shou-characters, the bottom edges with wide hems depicting roiling waves crashing upon stylized peaks... [Lire la suite]
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