30 août 2015

A mid-blue-ground 'dragon' robe, First half 19th century

A mid-blue-ground 'dragon' robe, First half 19th century. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€27,000 - 44,000). Photo: Bonhams. The ground of rich mid-blue colored silk, the chest, shoulders and back each with a five-clawed front-facing dragon encircling a flaming pearl, four further dragons each in pursuit of a pearl and a final dragon on the inside flap with bats and cloud scrolls, the ground decorated on each side with knotted Eight Buddhist Symbols, bajixiang, each accompanied by a luscious peony blossom, and pairs... [Lire la suite]