25 juin 2010

Kesi-woven dragon robes & a lady's kesi-woven silk vest, 19th Century & Qing Dynasty

A fine and rare blue ground embroidered dragon robe for a civil official on the Board of State Music. Guangxu, Late 19th Century. photo Bonhams The brilliant blue satin gound embroidered with a single four-clawed dragon that envelopes the front, back and shoulders above four other four-clawed dragons surrounded by cloud scrolls and bats above a lishui border, the details including gilt-wrapped couched threads and brilliant purple threads combined with shades of blue, white and yellow; the inside right satin flap as... [Lire la suite]