05 août 2017

A very rare imperial midnight-blue dragon vest, chaogua, 19th century

Lot 1381. A very rare imperial midnight-blue dragon vest, chaogua, 19th century. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016  The vest is finely embroidered with five-clawed dragons clutching flaming pearls amidst ruyi-form clouds and auspicious symbols, all above the lishui stripe and terrestrial diagram, and all in couched gold thread, satin stitch, and Peking knot in shades of blue, peach, and yellow on a midnight-blue ground.... [Lire la suite]