14 juin 2018

A rare and important framed and glazed kesi 'daji' panel, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 68. A rare and important framed and glazed kesi 'daji' panel, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Dimensions avec le cadre: 108 x 69 cm. (42 ½ x 27 1/8 in.), encadré sous verre. Estimate EUR 25,000 - EUR 35,000. Price realised EUR 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Tissé de fils polychromes et or, il représente un grand vase double-gourde tenu par quatre garçons rieurs marchant au-dessus des flots tumultueux. Un ruban souple délicatement noué en son centre, l'extérieur du vase... [Lire la suite]

13 février 2018

A rare imperial kesi twelve-symbol dragon robe probably made for the Dowager Empress, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 941. A rare imperial kesi twelve-symbol dragon robe probably made for the Dowager Empress, mangpao, 19th century; 89 ½ x 55 ½ in. (227.3 x 140.9 cm.). Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The robe is finely woven in shades of blue, red, ochre, pale violet and gold on the front and back, with nine five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clusters of clouds interspersed with bats holding beribonedwan emblems and... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2017

A kesi summer 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century

Lot 334. A kesi summer 'dragon' robe, jifu, 19th century. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600). Photo: Bonhams. The blue kesi worked with the prescribed nine five-clawed dragons, each side with a full-faced dragon coiling around the 'flaming pearl', all set amidst bright ruyi clouds, 'precious objects', shou characters, bats and cranes, above a terrestrial diagram and a lishui stripe separated by further clouds, the same decoration repeated on the border, collar and... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2016

Chinese Textiles: Ten Centuries of Masterpieces from the Met Collection

Detail: Velvet Textile for a Dragon Robe, China, Velvet textile, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 17th century, Silk velvet with weft patterning in silk, metallic thread, and feather, thread, courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 1987 NEW YORK - This installation, which explores the cultural importance of silk in China, showcases the most important and unusual textiles from the Museum's collection. In addition to three rare pieces dating from the Tang dynasty (618–906), when China served... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2015

Robe en soie tissée, kesi, Dynastie Qing, XIXe siècle

Robe en soie tissée, kesi, Dynastie Qing, XIXe siècle. Estimation  4,000 — 6,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's  décor de neuf dragons à cinq griffes à la poursuite de la perle enflammée parmi des nuages stylisés, des chauves-souris et des symboles auspicieux noués de rubans, le tout sur fond rouge bordeaux, au-dessus d'une bordure lishui 148 x 206 cm; 58 1/4  by 81 1/8  in. Ancienne collection particulière allemande. Provenance: Acquired in China between 1894 and... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2014

Chinese rank badges at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Imperial Duke's insignia, China, Qianlong (1736 - 1795), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), 'kesi' [woven silk],  26.0 x 27.3 cm.Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2000, 189.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney In the Ming and Qing dynasties the aristocracy as well as civil and military officials wore rank-defining badges on the front and back of their robes. The front-facing dragon would have been worn by a Prince of the Blood, who had been granted... [Lire la suite]

18 juillet 2014

Canopy with Dragon Among Flowers, late 1100s, China; Center: Southern Song dynasty; Border: Ming dynasty

Canopy with Dragon Among Flowers, late 1100s, China; Center: Southern Song dynasty (1127-1270); Border: Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Center: silk, gold; tapestry weave (kesi) Border: silk, gold; lampas, Overall - h:87.00 w:84.50 cm (h:34 1/4 w:33 1/4 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1995.1, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
22 avril 2014

Eight Chinese robes at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 8.5.2014

A finely embroidered blue-ground silk dragon robe, China, 19th century. Photo Nagel. Front discoloured, seams and edges slightly worn. L. 135 cm. Estimate 3000/4000 € A fine red 'kesi' robe with roundels depicting shou characters framed by butterflies,  China, Guangxu period. Photo Nagel. Minor stains, the fur of the cuffs and selvages slightly worn. L. 130 cm. Estimate 3000/4000 € Property from an old German private collection, bought in China prior 1930 An... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2014

Robe impériale en kesi, Chine, XVIIIe siècle

Robe impériale en kesi, Chine, XVIIIe siècle. Photo Piasa à décor de neuf dragons à cinq griffes sur fond jaune, figurés de face ou de profil, parmi des nuages stylisés, les douze emblèmes impériaux et les symboles auspicieux. La partie inférieure de la robe est décorée d'une large bande de "Lishui", surmontée de vagues tourbillonnantes et des pics sacrés. La bordure des manches et du col, brodée de fils dorés et polychromes de dragons marchant, alternant avec des dragons de face sur fond bleu nuit. Doublée de soie bleue claire... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2014

A kesi silk blue-ground 'nine-dragon' robe, Late Qing Dynasty

A kesi silk blue-ground 'nine-dragon' robe, Late Qing Dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The light silk robe woven on the front and back with a front-facing five-clawed dragon encircling a flaming pearl above two further striding five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a pearl, each sleeve also with a five-clawed dragon around a flaming pearl, all amidst cloud scrolls and scattered bats, crane medallions and Daoist symbols including the double gourd and the castanets tied with trailing lotus blossom stems, the interior flap with the... [Lire la suite]