19 juin 2011

A rare red silk ground brocade robe of state (chaopao) & a pair of blue silk ground embroidered dragon badges. Kangxi Period..

A rare red silk ground brocade robe of state (chaopao). Kangxi Period.. Photo Bonhams The upper section of the pieced robe woven with a quatrefoil reserve filled with two opposing four-clawed dragons at front and back striding toward a flaming pearl beneath a narrow lishui border, the motif woven in polychrome silk threads and repeated in the woven band to the pleated skirt and matching rectangle sewn with other pieces that comprise the two long sleeves; 48 1/2in (123cm) long. Estimate: US$20,000 - 30,000 Property from... [Lire la suite]