24 mars 2010

Chinese textiles @ Sotheby's, Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 23 Mar 2010, New York

A fine and rare gold 'kesi' 'one hundred birds' jacket. Qing dynasty, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's finely woven depicting 'one hundred birds' in a landscape with trees flowers including pomegranates, finger citrons, nandina berries, crab apples, and peaches - width 63 in., 160 cm. Est. 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot Sold  50,000 USD NOTE: Compare a 'one hundred boys' informal robe in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, illustrated by Robert Jacobsen, Imperial Silks: Ch'ing Dynasty Textiles in The... [Lire la suite]