07 décembre 2010

"Imperial Chinese Robes from the Forbidden City" @ the V&A

Emperor's yellow dragon robe, 1736-1795. On loan from the Palace Museum, Beijing © The Palace Museum, Beijing LONDON.- The magnificent robes worn by the emperors and empresses of the Qing Dynasty, the last ruling dynasty of China, shown for the first time in Europe, at the V&A. The exhibition will tell the story of a vanished court life within the confines of the Forbidden City, through exquisite and intricate clothes for grand state functions as well as simple, beautiful garments that were worn daily. This will be a rare... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2009

A fine pair of yellow-glazed cups. Marks and period of Kangxi

A fine pair of yellow-glazed cups. Marks and period of Kangxi. photo Sotheby's each delicately potted, the egg-shell thin sides of the deep U-shaped cups moulded in low-relief on the exterior with a narrow register of two pairs of confronting archaistic phoenix, flanked on the sides by a pair of thin phoenix-shaped handles, supported on a short straight foot, all beneath a pale lemon-yellow glaze, the interior and underside glazed white, the base marked in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within double... [Lire la suite]