25 décembre 2010

Five decorated gold phoenix-form hairpins & Six gold and kingfisher feather ornaments. Late Qing/Republic Period

Five decorated gold phoenix-form hairpins, Late Qing/Republic Period. photo Bonhams Each of similar configuration with a gold filigree body, bright green jadeite forming the head, wings and tail accents, the small feather cloisons inlaid with iridescent kingfisher feathers, most with a single pearl at the base of the tail, and two suspending strands of seed pearls from the head; Average 1 3/4in (4.5cm) long. Sold for $5,490 Six gold and kingfisher feather ornaments. Late Qing/Republic Period. photo Bonhams The first a... [Lire la suite]
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23 décembre 2010

Daily Life in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

The first section of the exhibition presents objects that relate to daily life in Yuan China. They include examples of men’s and women’s dresses and ornaments; vessels for ritual purposes and everyday use; and articles associated with travel. In every category, there are objects made using in traditional forms and decoration and others that display influences from Northern and Central Asia that arrived with the Mongols. Nearly all objects in this section are recent archaeological finds from China. Scene of a Family Watching a... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2009

A jade ruyi hairpin. Qing dynasty, 18th century

A jade ruyi hairpin. Qing dynasty, 18th century the long gently curved shaft terminating in a ruyi head centred with a shou character, the stone of very pale celadon-white tone. 13.5cm., 5 1/4 in. Est. 2,000—3,000 GBP. Lot Sold 2,500 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
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