In China’s Qing dynasty, clothing served an important cultural purpose and often indicated military and civil rank. The upcoming Art of the World sale, offered by Revere Auctions, presents a Chinese Imperial blue chifu, also known as a dragon robe, from the Qing dynasty. The designs on this formal court robe include Lishui waves, dragons, clouds, and mountains. It was likely worn by a first, second, or third rank officer.
Since the dawn of the Bronze Age in China around 2,000 BCE, bronze vessels have undergone various changes. From simple and irregular shapes to intricate designs and patterns, these vessels have consistently played a role in Chinese culture. Several examples of these archaic bronze pieces are available in this auction, including a wine vessel with a flaring rim and an animal head handle. The sale also offers a variety of Chinese scroll paintings, Korean ceramic articles, jade figurines, and tribal African masks and headgear. An 1865 Russian silver tankard decorated with geometric and floral engravings is presented as well. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (4), Decorative Arts (49), Furniture (8), Asian Works of Art (139), American Indian & Ethnographic (23), Collectibles (6)
# of Lots:232
Price Range:$60- $5,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|19th c. Chinese Imperial blue chifu or formal court robe.|| Estimate: |
|Chinese 17th c. Ming dynasty gilt bronze figure of a scholar.|| Estimate: |
|Russian silver tankard, Moscow, 1865.|| Estimate: |
|Chinese archaic bronze wine vessel.|| Estimate: |
|Kornilov Bros. Russian porcelain tea set.|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Ming Porcelain Fahua vase mounted as a lamp.|| Estimate: |
|Bambara Bamana African mask with figure.|| Estimate: |