28 mars 2018

An imperial blue kesi summer dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2154. An imperial blue kesi summer dragon robe, jifu, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 77 in. (195 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 525,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The blue kesi is worked with the prescribed nine five-clawed dragons, two shown full-face leaping around a 'flaming pearl' on the front and the back while six others on the front, back and shoulders are shown reaching for the pearl, as is the ninth on the underflap. All dragons are set amidst... [Lire la suite]