09 mai 2011

Chinese Textiles @ Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011, New Bond Street

A yellow silk Imperial Court nine-dragons robe. Early 19th century. Photo Bonhams Yellow silk yardage, comprising the front, back and over-flat, for an Imperial dragon robe, jifu, with Five Imperial Symbols, the thin, bright yellow, tabby-woven silk with double-sided embroidery and worked with nine couched gold thread five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls against a background of clouds, bats, scattered Buddhist Emblems and 'shou' characters, all above a deep water and wave border, together with the sacred mountain and Precious... [Lire la suite]