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]

25 juillet 2014

Debut installation of Peabody Essex Museum's new curator of Chinese and East Asian art

Wedding Headdress, China, kingfisher feathers, silk, enamel, brass, beads, pearls, semi-precious stone. © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum SALEM, MASS.- The Peabody Essex Museum presents Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art, an installation featuring a selection of more than 30 works spanning 3,000 years which have been drawn from the museum's renowned Chinese collection. Organized by Daisy Yiyou Wang, PEM's recently appointed curator of Chinese and East Asian art, this installation examines how festivals, ceremonies... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2014

Canopy with Dragon Among Flowers, late 1100s, China; Center: Southern Song dynasty; Border: Ming dynasty

Canopy with Dragon Among Flowers, late 1100s, China; Center: Southern Song dynasty (1127-1270); Border: Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Center: silk, gold; tapestry weave (kesi) Border: silk, gold; lampas, Overall - h:87.00 w:84.50 cm (h:34 1/4 w:33 1/4 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1995.1, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
12 octobre 2013

Coat, 1800–1943, Chinese, silk, metal

Coat, 1800–1943, Chinese, silk, metal. Length: 45 1/2 in. (115.6 cm). Gift of Mrs. John Jay Whitehead, 1943. C.I.43.13.4 © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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12 octobre 2013

Coat, 1800–1943, Chinese, silk, metal

Coat, 1800–1943, Chinese, silk, metal. Length: 46 in. (116.8 cm). Gift of Mrs. John Jay Whitehead, 1943. C.I.43.13.1. © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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