09 novembre 2019

An embroidered brown silk-ground padded 'dragon’ robe, mangpao, and a blue-ground kesi 'dragon’ robe, mangpao

Lot 223. An embroidered brown silk-ground padded 'dragon’ robe, mangpao, and a blue-ground kesi 'dragon’ robe, mangpao, the embroidered brown robe, second half of 19th century. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The brown silk ground is worked in couched gold thread and satin stitch on the front and back with nine five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amidst ruyi-form clouds, bats, and cranes, all around a... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2019

A brown-ground kesi 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 222. A brown-ground kesi 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century; 42 ¾ in. (108.5 cm.) long; 64 in. (162.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The robe is finely woven with nine gold five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst ruyi-form clouds and bats. The brown ground is interspersed with beribboned scrolls, chimes, and vases containing peaches and ruyi, above cresting waves tossed with auspicious objects and... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2019

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

Lot 226. An embroidered blue-ground 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century; 42 ¾ in. (108.5 cm.) long; 64 in. (162.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000. Price realised GBP 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The blue ground is worked in couched gold thread on the front and back with five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amongst clouds, fire scrolls, bats, cranes and other auspicious emblems. The lishui stripe at the hem is tossed with the bajixiang, the Eight... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2019

A rare embroidered blue silk gauze child's 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 227. A rare embroidered blue silk gauze child's 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The front and back of the robe are elaborately embroidered with gold couched dragons chasing flaming pearls, surrounded by bats in flight, peony sprays and scrolling multi-coloured clouds above crashing waves, all set against a dark blue ground. Provenance: With Teresa Coleman Fine... [Lire la suite]
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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)

Lot 3353. A blue ground kesi dragon robe, mangpao, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 54 in. (137 cm.) long x 80 in. (203 cm.) wide. Estimate HK$300,000 - HK$500,000 ($38,872 - $64,786). Price Realized HK$475,000 ($61,533). © 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... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2014

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

Lot 3345. A very rare Imperial chestnut embroidered gauze Dragon robe, mangpao, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 56 in. (142.2 cm.) long x 82 in. (208.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HK$1,500,000 - HK$2,000,000 ($194,359 - $259,145). Price Realized HK$1,600,000 ($207,268). © 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... [Lire la suite]