25 mai 2020

Three uncut silk 'dragons' robes, Mid to late 19th century

Lot 293. Three uncut silk 'dragons' robes, Mid to late 19th century. Estimate £ 4,000-6000. Sold for £ 12,500 (€ 13,964). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising: two similar small apricot yellow-ground nine-dragon robes, one embroidered with golden, the other with blue dragons, each 197cm x 147.5cm (77 1/2in x 58in) and 199cm x 146.5cm (78 3/8in x 57 5/8in); and a larger brown silk robe, with nine golden dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst constellation-clouds, bats and golden wan roundels, all... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2020

An uncut silk double-sided apricot yellow-ground 'nine dragons' robe, Mid 19th century

Lot 292. An uncut silk double-sided apricot yellow-ground 'nine dragons' robe, Mid 19th century; 303.5cm x 143cm (119 1/2in x 56 1/4in). Estimate £ 5,000-8,000. Sold for £ 20,000 (€ 22,342). Photo: Bonhams. Finely embroidered with nine variously-coiled five-clawed blue dragons amongst constellation-clouds interspersed with pairs of catfish, wan symbols, red bats, and the Imperial symbols and another constellation, all above waves breaking against rocks issuing from a lishui band, the edges... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

Three silk summer robes, late Qing Dynasty

Lot 172. Three silk summer robes, late Qing Dynasty; La plus grande 159,5 x 107 cm, the biggest 62⅜ by 42⅛ in.. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 EUR. Lot sold: 5,000 EUR. © Sotheby's. l'une à décor de médaillons de dragons en fil d'or sur fond bleu foncé, une autre à décor de médaillons de paysages rouge/vert et fil d'or sur fond bleu foncé et doublure turquoise, et, la troisième, robe d'été à décor ajouré en fil d'or de daims et phoenix dans des paysages. Ancienne Collection Française. ... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2019

An exceptional silk Samite shirt with ducks, Central Asia, Sogdiana, 7th-9th century

Lot 208. An exceptional silk Samite shirt with ducks, Central Asia, Sogdiana, 7th-9th century. Unfolded: Length at shoulders: 67.4cm. Height (from the top of the collar to the bottom edge of fabric): 71cm. Total height (from the top of the collar to the bottom of green veil): 86.5cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 GBP. Lot sold 243,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. sleeveless with open front, short collar, woven with dark and light shades of blue on a honey-gold silk samite in weft-faced... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2019

A fine silk samite fragment with confronted deer and lions, Central Asia, Sogdiana, 8th-9th century

Lot 161. A fine silk samite fragment with confronted deer and lions, Central Asia, Sogdiana, 8th-9th century; 47.5 by 64cm; 53 by 69cm mounted. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017.  a large fragment, woven in weft-faced polychrome compound twill with red, green, honey and blue threads, the design comprising pearl roundels containing facing stags and lions between a stylised tree, with foliate medallions between. Note: Designed with the... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2018

Samitum-woven textile with confronted birds in medallions, silk, Iran or Iraq, c. 650-750

Samitum-woven textile with confronted birds in medallions, silk, Iran or Iraq, c. 650-750, H: 48.5; W: 11 cm, Inv. no. 9/1996. © The David Collection. With its motif consisting of confronted pheasants or peacocks and eagles standing on winged palmettes in medallions, this textile clearly belongs to a tradition that was found in both the Sasanian and the Byzantine empires. The manufacture of complex textiles, like this samitum, required great technological insight and was exceedingly costly. While the early Muslims were suspicious... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2018

Fragment of a warp-faced tabby with ovals, silk, Northern China, 5th-6th century

Fragment of a warp-faced tabby with ovals, silk, Northern China, 5th-6th century. H: 11.7; L: 50 cm. Inv. no. 16/2005. © The David Collection. The decoration on this fragment consists of a latticework that forms ovals. The ovals contain various motifs that are mirror images on the longitudinal axis: two camels with camel drivers, two pairs of lions (?), two elephants, and two pagodas with a person or an idol. The camel driver is especially interesting in our context. Between him and the camel is the Chinese character huu,... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2015

A silk yellow ground dragon chuba, Tibet-China, 18th century

A silk yellow ground dragon chuba, Tibet-China, 18th century. Estimate CHF  5 000.- / 8 000.- € 4 630.- / 7 410. Photo Koller. Length 131 cm. Imperial silk. Light stains, traces of wear.  Koller. Art Asiatique (Himalaya et Chine): Vente A175AS, 17 November 2015 10:00
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25 juillet 2014

The Peabody Essex Museum's Chinese dresses

  Imperial Woman's Court Robe, China, first half of 1700s, silk, gold-wrapped thread © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Second Degree Daoist Priest’s Robe, late 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Silk, satin, gold wrapped thread, 49 ¼ x 71 ¾ inches. Museum purchase, 2003, E302178 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The back of this robe is embellished with a panoramic portrayal of the entire universe. On the right and left shoulder are the sun and the moon, the gold discs represent stars, and the hem is... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2014

The Peabody Essex Museum's Masterpieces of Chinese Textile

Textile Folding Screen, China, 18th-19th century, silk, embroidered silk, cotton © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Panel with Antique Motifs, Qing dynasty (1644-1911).Embroidered silk. Museum purchase, 2005, E302681 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. This panel imitates ink rubbings of ancient roof tiles, complemented by a descriptive calligraphic inscription. In addition to serving as a testament to the persistence of antiquarian themes in Chinese art, the panel demonstrates the aesthetic of the brush,... [Lire la suite]