29 avril 2020

An embroidered gauze surcoat, gunfu, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Lot 183. An embroidered gauze surcoat, gunfu, Jiaqing period (1796-1820); 57 3/4 in. (146 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 100,000. Price realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The surcoat is embroidered with four roundels of front facing five-clawed dragons striding amidst multi-coloured clouds. The shoulder roundels are further embroidered with the symbol for sun and moon. Provenance: Rev. Jonathan Lees of the London Missionary Society, served between 1862-1900. ... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2017

A Chinese Emperor's surcoat (gunfu), Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 199. A Chinese Emperor's surcoat (gunfu), Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate $ 6,000-9,000. Photo Leonard Joel. The navy satin with four woven kesi imperial dragon medallions, fastened at waist level with spherical metal buttons and silk loops, the lining a pale blue silk with a subtle monochrome key fret pattern, the arm span measuring 166cm   Note: The gunfu was a surcoat traditionally worn by the emperor over his court robe. It is usually midnight blue and knee length so that the court robe could... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2015

An Imperial dark blue-ground 'dragon roundel' kesi surcoat, gunfu, 19th century

An Imperial dark blue-ground 'dragon roundel' kesi surcoat, gunfu, 19th century. Estimate US$ 35,000 - 50,000 (€31,000 - 44,000). Photo: Bonhams. The robe opening down the front, the dark blue silk ground woven in kesi technique with four roundels, each containing a golden five-clawed front-facing dragon encircling a flaming pearl above rolling waves and surrounded by pink and blue bats and two elaborate shou medallions, each dragon beneath one of the Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority, the moon on the... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2011

Chinese robes and surcoats @ Bonhams, San Francisco

A Manchu noblewoman's embroidered midnight blue surcoat (longgua). Late 19th Century. Photo Bonhams Intricately embroidered in white, polychrome and gilt-wrapped threads with eight roundels of five-clawed dragons grasping a precious pearl surrounded by clouds, bats, ribboned auspicious emblems and a shou medallion, all above a wide lishui border that repeats on the edges of the sleeves below three tiny dragon roundels embroidered en suite. 57 1/4in (145.5cm) long - Estimate: US$20,000 - 30,000 A chestnut silk ground... [Lire la suite]