25 juin 2010

Chinese e mbroidered rank badges, 19th Century

Two fifth civil rank kesi-woven silk rank badges, 19th Century. photo Bonhams Each featuring the silver pheasant facing to the left surrounded by clouds, rocks and various plants above a lishui border, some of the details added in ink or polychrome wash and one badge displaying additional leaf scrolls in the background of woven metallic wrapped threads. 11 x 12 and 11 x 11 3/4in (28 x 30.5 and 28 x 29.5cm) Sold for $1,464 An embroidered fifth civil rank badge. Late 19th Century. photo Bonhams The right-facing... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2010

An imperial nine dragon embroidered panel. Qianlong period

An imperial nine dragon embroidered panel. Qianlong period. photo Sotheby's embroidered with nine gold dragons, the central frontally-faced dragon chasing a flaming pearl, on a pale yellow ground with swirling ruyi-form clouds, scrolling flames and bats above an island and ruyi-form breaking waves and mountains, later hard wood frame, 74cm. by 102cm., 29 1/8 in. by 40 1/8 in. Est. 15,000—20,000 GBP Lot Sold 73,250 GBP NOTE: This panel is impressive for its immaculately embroidered design of nine dragons, which have been... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2009

A Dutch embroidered, raised work and applique metal thread floral coffer, together with other accessories, first half 17th centu

A Dutch embroidered, raised work and applique metal thread floral coffer, together with other accessories, first half 17th century comprising of a coffer, two pairs of gloves and further keepsakes: Coffer: with each of the four panels and the curved coffer top finely worked with couched gilt-metal trailing stems with various raised flower-heads (including tulips) and leaves, the cream silk satin ground applied with scattered gilt-metal spangles and purl-work, supported by blue ribbon when opened, the right hand side... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2009

Silk Embroidered Green Velvet Panel. China, Wanli (1573-1619)

Silk Embroidered Green Velvet Panel. China, Wanli (1573-1619) A Fine Silk Embroidered Green Velvet Panel, the central register of a lithe scaly five clawed dragon in clouds over breaking waves, holding a dharmachakra or wheel of the law before him, representing the teaching of Buddha, whilst chasing a flaming pearl, all bordered by precious emblems. Dimensions: 22 1/2" x 15 1/2" (57.1 x 39.5 cm). Price On RequestReference: Heaven's Embroidered Cloth No. 9 page 86 Mark Powley. Email: mail@markpowley.net (all text... [Lire la suite]
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