08 septembre 2017

Qing Dynasty treasures expected to be among most coveted lots at Heritage Auctions' Asian Art Auction

DALLAS, TX.- A Large and Extremely Rare Chinese Imperial Cloisonné and Gilt Bronze Censer and Cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th century (est. $200,000-400,000) is expected to be the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction Sept. 12 in New York. Large cloisonné and bronze censers often are associated with the vast temples and chambers of Beijing’s Forbidden City, at times used for burning various forms of incense or as heat-generating braziers. This example comes from the collection of Henry C. Gibson (1830-91), a... [Lire la suite]

05 janvier 2016

An embroidered silk dragon robe, Late Qing elements

Lot 2365. An embroidered silk dragon robe, Late Qing elements. Sold for US$ 1,750 (€1,628). Photo Bonhams The original dark yellow-orange color of the garment visible around the collar where the collar band was removed, now faded to a pale buff hue; embroidered in gilt-wrapped threads with dragons set amid cloud scrolls, auspicious emblems, flowers and a festival lantern defined in satin and knotted stitches, the tall lishui border worked en suite; the black ground cuffs embroidered in gilt and polychrome threads and the... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2015

An embroidered silk lady's informal court robe, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

An embroidered silk lady's informal court robe, Qing dynasty, late 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. embroidered with eight medallions, each with a pair of cranes surrounded by and wide band of prunus sprigs and butterflies, the design repeated on the cuffs, collar and sleeve bands, edged in black and gold brocade, with terrestrial diagram and lishui border at the hem - Length  55 in., 140 cm;  Width 80 in., 203 cm Provenance: James Acheson,... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2014

The Peabody Essex Museum's Masterpieces of Chinese Textile

Textile Folding Screen, China, 18th-19th century, silk, embroidered silk, cotton © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Panel with Antique Motifs, Qing dynasty (1644-1911).Embroidered silk. Museum purchase, 2005, E302681 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. This panel imitates ink rubbings of ancient roof tiles, complemented by a descriptive calligraphic inscription. In addition to serving as a testament to the persistence of antiquarian themes in Chinese art, the panel demonstrates the aesthetic of the brush,... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2012

Chinese embroidered silk dragon robe fragment, 18th century

Chinese embroidered silk dragon robe fragment, 18th century. 2012 © Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers The framed rectangular blue-ground panel embroidered with silk and metallic thread to show a forward-facing gold dragon among clouds and a flaming pearl. H: 14 in. W: 12 1/2 in. Estimate $1,000-1,500 Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers. ASIAN ARTS. Sep 09 2012 10:00
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19 juin 2011

A rare red silk ground brocade robe of state (chaopao) & a pair of blue silk ground embroidered dragon badges. Kangxi Period..

A rare red silk ground brocade robe of state (chaopao). Kangxi Period.. Photo Bonhams The upper section of the pieced robe woven with a quatrefoil reserve filled with two opposing four-clawed dragons at front and back striding toward a flaming pearl beneath a narrow lishui border, the motif woven in polychrome silk threads and repeated in the woven band to the pleated skirt and matching rectangle sewn with other pieces that comprise the two long sleeves; 48 1/2in (123cm) long. Estimate: US$20,000 - 30,000 Property from... [Lire la suite]