29 juillet 2011

Three Chinese robes, 19th & 20th century

A Chinese late 19th century embroidered gauze dragon robe. photo Bonhams Of blue gauze, embroidered in silk with eight dragons amongst clouds and symbols of the Eight Immortals above crashing waves, centre front opening, with a loose belt and a fragment of fabric. (3). Sold for £480     A Chinese 20th century fur-lined embroidered robe. photo Bonhams   Of cream silk satin, embroidered with roundels depicting figures and interspersed with flowers, edged with blue embroidered black silk bands, the... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2011

Chinese Textiles @ Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 13 May 2011

A Chao Fu or festive robe. Qing dynasty, Mid 19th century. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd the summer weave silk embroidered in counted stitch with silk and gilt thread dragons, bound in bright blue kinran; mounted in plexi glass box  Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Price Realized £20,000 A formal court robe or chifu. Qing dynasty, circa 1840-1850. Photo 2911 Christie's Ltd kesi woven with a fretwork ground with apple green swastikas, with cuffs and bindings en suite, with nine gilt dragons. Estimate £8,000 - £15,000. Price Realized... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2010

An embroidered blue ground dragon robe & An embroidered blue gauze summer dragon robe, 19th Century

An embroidered blue ground dragon robe, 19th Century © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The dragons worked in gilt wrapped threads while the other auspicious symbols, clouds and lishui ground are embroidered in counted stitch that also finishes the black ground neck bands and cuffs (loose gilt threads, upper section of robe shortened with horizontal fold); 56in (142.5cm) long - Estimate: $1,500 - 2,000 An embroidered blue gauze summer dragon robe, 19th Century © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The decoration achieved in white... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2010

Chinese textiles @ Sotheby's, Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 23 Mar 2010, New York

A fine and rare gold 'kesi' 'one hundred birds' jacket. Qing dynasty, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's finely woven depicting 'one hundred birds' in a landscape with trees flowers including pomegranates, finger citrons, nandina berries, crab apples, and peaches - width 63 in., 160 cm. Est. 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot Sold  50,000 USD NOTE: Compare a 'one hundred boys' informal robe in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, illustrated by Robert Jacobsen, Imperial Silks: Ch'ing Dynasty Textiles in The... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2009

Passion for Fashion: Six Mariano Fortuny @ Kerry Taylor Auctions

A Mariano Fortuny stencilled white gauze tabard, early 20th century printed with Near Eastern motifs of black scrolls and edging lines, side slits, chest approx 101cm, 40in. Estimate £600 - £800 Note : cf. Mariano Fortuny His Life & Work, Guillermo de Osma, p.214 for a photograph of an identical tunic in the Museo Fortuny, photograph archive Venice A Mariano Fortuny raspberry-pink silk Delphos gown, circa 1935, the stencilled tie belt marked to the reverse `Fortuny', the shoulders threaded... [Lire la suite]