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]

05 août 2017

An embroidered blue-ground dragon robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 1383. An embroidered blue-ground dragon robe, mangpao, 19th century. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016  The blue ground is worked in couched gold thread and satin stitch on the front and back with five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amidst shou characters and bats suspending wan emblems and double-peaches woven in shades of red, all amidst Daoist emblems. The terrestrial diagram... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2016

A blue-ground kesi `dragon' robe, mangpao, late Qing dynasty

Lot 135. A blue-ground kesi `dragon' robe, mangpao, late Qing dynasty. Estimation: USD 2,500 - 3,500. Price realised: 5,000 USD. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The blue ground is worked in couched gold thread and satin stitch on the front and back with five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amidst shou characters, bats, cranes and Daoist emblems. The terrestrial diagram and lishui stripe at the hem are tossed with the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems). 52 ½ in. (133.4 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2015

A very fine embroidered blue-ground dragon robe, mangpao, 19th century

A very fine embroidered blue-ground dragon robe, mangpao, 19th century. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vibrant blue ground is worked in couched gold threads and satin stitch with highlights in lime-green in the front and back with five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls around a bowl of fruit, amidst eight cranes on both front and back and bats woven in shades of lime-green and forest-green, all amidst Daoist emblems. The terrestrial diagram and lishui stripe at the hem are... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2014

A blue ground kesi dragon robe, mangpao, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A blue ground kesi dragon robe, mangpao, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The blue kesi ground is woven with nine five-clawed mang dragons picked out in gold threads in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst multi-coloured clusters of clouds, and bats detailed in shades of red and pink, and the Eight Buddhist Emblems supported on lotus flowerheads, above sprigs of peaches and narcissus issuing from behind rockwork above rolling waves and a lishui border, with dark blue ground borders at the collar and... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2014

A very rare Imperial chestnut embroidered gauze Dragon robe, mangpao, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A very rare Imperial chestnut embroidered gauze Dragon robe, mangpao, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The reddish-brown gauze ground is finely worked in couched gold threads and counted stitch with nine five-clawed dragons on the front and back panels, and one on the underflap, the dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst a ground of multi-coloured clouds interspersed with bats and the Eight Buddhist Emblems, above a hem of cresting waves tossed with auspicious objects, and the lishui stripe, with... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2014

Imperial Resplendence - an introduction to Qing Imperial textiles from the collection of an American gentleman. By Zong Fengying

Imperial Resplendence - an introduction to Qing Imperial textiles from the collection of an American gentleman By Zong Fengying The Qing textiles from the collection of an American gentleman offered at Christie's Hong Kong this season involve two types of attire from the Qing dynasty: formal court robes (chaopao and bugua), and jifu (pao and gua). This introduction will examine the different regulations concerning these types of robes. I.Regulations of chaopao and bugua Chaopao, or court robes, were robes worn... [Lire la suite]