16 mai 2010

Chinese robes & embroidered rank badges @ Nagel - Auction Fine Asian Art. May 7th 2010

A fine embroidered and fur-lined surcoat with flowers and shou characters against chestnut ground. China, Qianlong-Jiaqing period. © 2010 Nagel - Auction L. 136 cm. Estimate €4500. Sold €8500 A dark red winter robe with fur lining. China, 19th ct. © 2010 Nagel - Auction woven brocade with graphic roundels against a ruyi square ground, wide cut sleeves. Minor stains, the reverse partly discoloured. L. 129 cm. Estimate €2000. Sold €2000 Property from an old German Noble collection A blue silk dragon robe with... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2010

Chinese export animals from the Private Collection of Elinor Gordon @ Sotheby's New York

A very rare Chinese export figure of a reclining stag. Second half 18th century. photo Sotheby's its coat thickly enamelled in yellow, the white enamelled spots with an incised whorl pattern, its head fitted with detachable antlers. length 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 15,000—25,000 USD. Lot Sold 62,500 USD NOTE: This exact model of reclining deer is apparently unrecorded. A figure of a reclining deer with white spotted brown coat in the Copeland Collection at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts is illustrated and... [Lire la suite]