Auction 08.06.1994

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 08.06.1994

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A Chinese lady's coat of dark blue satin embroidered in coloured silks with...

A Chinese lady's coat of dark blue satin embroidered in coloured silks with various blossoms and in Peking knot stitch with peonies and cicada, the borders in shades of blue and white silks, the golden yellow sleeve bands with fruit and flowers, lined in pale blue silk, 2nd half of 19th century

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £250 - £450

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese lady's sleeveless robe of dark blue satin embroidered in coloured...

A Chinese lady's sleeveless robe of dark blue satin embroidered in coloured silks with blossom and cicada, trimmed with ivory satin finely worked in coloured metal threads with emblems, lined in blue silk damask, 2nd half of 19th century See Illustration

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese coat of dark blue silk, the cloud collar, trimmings and sleeve...

A Chinese coat of dark blue silk, the cloud collar, trimmings and sleeve bands of ivory satin finely embroidered in coloured silks with figures in gardens, the corners at the hem with similar appliqué embroidery, 19th century

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £150 - £300

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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Assorted Chinese costume and embroideries including a coat of maroon damask...

Assorted Chinese costume and embroideries including a coat of maroon damask woven with roundels, and sleeve bands and trimmings, late 19th century

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese ladies' vest of dark blue cut velvet trimmed with black satin...

A Chinese ladies' vest of dark blue cut velvet trimmed with black satin embroidered with butterflies and flower sprigs, and wide woven braid; a collar densely embroidered in gilt metal thread with a pair of birds among clouds and Buddhist emblems; and another collar of embroidered white satin

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £250 - £450

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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An apron skirt of brown silk damask, the front and back panels densely...

An apron skirt of brown silk damask, the front and back panels densely embroidered with gilt thread and white and shades of blue coloured silks with butterflies and peonies; and a dark blue robe of silk satin embroidered with blossom and cicada over a sea-wave border, 19th century (2

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £20 - £300

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese lady's coat of dark blue silk satin embroidered in white and...

A Chinese lady's coat of dark blue silk satin embroidered in white and shades of blue silks with various blossoms and cicada, the trimmings with similar embroidery embellished with gilt thread, the golden yellow satin sleeve bands worked in coloured silks with peonies and cicada, lined in blue silk

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese lady's robe of pink silk damask woven with roundels set within a...

A Chinese lady's robe of pink silk damask woven with roundels set within a geometric lattice, the sleeve bands and borders of blue satin embroidered in coloured silks with roundels with peacocks, and cicada and blossoms, lined in emerald green silk, late 19th century

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese dragon robe (ch'i-fu) of blue gauze embroidered in gilt thread...

A Chinese dragon robe (ch'i-fu) of blue gauze embroidered in gilt thread with nine dragons among clouds scrolls and Buddhist emblems and bears, over a sea-wave border, with horseshoe cuffs, partially made-up, 19th century

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese front-opening vest of dark blue silk woven in kossu and...

A Chinese front-opening vest of dark blue silk woven in kossu and highlighted in metal threads, the front with two dragons, the back with one, amongst cloud scrolls and birds, above a sea-wave border, the hem with long fringing, the front and back applied with the fifth rank Silver Pheasant, also

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A short vest of ivory silk damask with applied flower vases worked in...

A short vest of ivory silk damask with applied flower vases worked in peking knot stitch, bound in black satin and lined in blue damask; and a matching apron skirt embroidered in coloured silks with cicada, fruit and blossom, 19th century (2

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese lady's informal robe of red silk satin embroidered in coloured...

A Chinese lady's informal robe of red silk satin embroidered in coloured silks with fruit and flower-filled roundels, the ivory damask sleeve bands worked with silks and gilt threads, the borders of white and shades of blue silk against a black ground, lined in blue silk, 19th century

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £250 - £450

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese dragon robe of red silk satin densely embroidered with gilt...

A Chinese dragon robe of red silk satin densely embroidered with gilt threads and coloured silks, with embroidered green silk borders, lined in purple silk damask, probably theatrical, 19th century

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese winter formal robe (ch'ao-fu) of dark blue padded silk satin...

A Chinese winter formal robe (ch'ao-fu) of dark blue padded silk satin embroidered in coloured silks adn gilt threads with dragons among cloud scrolls and emblems over a sea-wave border, the hip and skirt decoration of the same, over another deep sea-wave border, lined in blue silk, 18th/19th

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese coat of dark blue silk satin applied with roundels embroidered...

A Chinese coat of dark blue silk satin applied with roundels embroidered with pairs of phoenix over a sea-wave border in metal threads and coloured silks, the lower section applied with a sea-wave border, the sleeve bands of bright blue embroidered silk and a band of Chinese characters, late

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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An informal Chinese robe of blue silk damask woven with the Endless Knot...

An informal Chinese robe of blue silk damask woven with the Endless Knot and Shou symbols, the borders of ivory satin embroidered with prunus blossom and birds; a winter hat; a pair of Manchu silk embroidered shoes; another of Han ladies'; two pairs of embroidered slippers; and a plait

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese ceremonial robe of eau de nil silk satin, embroidered in brightly...

A Chinese ceremonial robe of eau de nil silk satin, embroidered in brightly coloured silks, the front with a leopard in gilt threads and large sequins, also an exotic bird with mirror work, the sleeves with cicada, the animals trimmed with white fur, the field scattered with plain and mirrored

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese apron skirt of lime green silk damask woven with blossoms and...

A Chinese apron skirt of lime green silk damask woven with blossoms and cicada, finely pleated, the black satin borders embroidered with birds and flowers and trimmed with a mauve ribbon with floral brocade, lined in coral silk, 19th century

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese apron skirt (ch'ao-fu) of blue silk, the hip, roundel and...

A Chinese apron skirt (ch'ao-fu) of blue silk, the hip, roundel and sea-wave decoration woven in kossu with coloured silks and gilt thread, lined in royal blue silk, 19th century

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese apron skirt (ch'ao-fu) of black silk, the hip, roundel and...

A Chinese apron skirt (ch'ao-fu) of black silk, the hip, roundel and sea-wave decoration embroidered with brightly coloured silks and gilt thread, lined in blue silk, 19th century See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese apron skirt of red silk damask woven with stripes and...

A Chinese apron skirt of red silk damask woven with stripes and flower-filled roundels, finely pleated, the borders of blue satin embroidered with birds, blossom and pomegranates, and inner bands of pale blue satin worked with fish and waves, 19th century

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese apron skirt (ch'ao-fu) of black summer weave gauze, the hip...

A Chinese apron skirt (ch'ao-fu) of black summer weave gauze, the hip, roundel and sea-wave decoration embroidered in brightly coloured silks and gilt threads, late 19th century

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £180 - £280

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese apron skirt of brown summer weave gauze embroidered in coloured...

A Chinese apron skirt of brown summer weave gauze embroidered in coloured silks with birds, peonies, chrysanthemums and prunus blossom, 19th centur

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese dragon robe (ch'i-fu) , of brown summer weave gauze embroidered...

A Chinese dragon robe (ch'i-fu) , of brown summer weave gauze embroidered in coloured silks and gilt threads with nine dragons amongst cloud scrolls and emblems, the border of charcoal grey embroidered gauze, the pair of horseshoe cuffs loose, 19th century See Illustration

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £350 - £550

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese informal robe of blue silk damask woven with roundels, cicada and...

A Chinese informal robe of blue silk damask woven with roundels, cicada and blossom, the ivory satin sleeve bands embroidered in coloured silks and gil threads, with wide borders of black satin, lined with sky blue silk, late 19th/early 20th century

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £20 - £150

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese coat of dark blue summer weave gauze woven with roundels, with...

A Chinese coat of dark blue summer weave gauze woven with roundels, with floss silk floral trimming; and another of brighter blue gauze also woven with roundels, the sleeve bands of grey and blue damask, the centre front trimmed with striped satin binding, Chinese, late 19th/early 20th century (2

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £20 - £250

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese lady's informal robe of blue silk figured with a small diaper...

A Chinese lady's informal robe of blue silk figured with a small diaper pattern and roundels, the latter over embroidered with coloured silks with urns of flowers, the pale blue satin sleeve bands worked with ladies in garden landscapes, the ivory satin borders with similar decoration, lined with

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese semi-formal coat , of dark blue silk satin embroidered in...

A Chinese semi-formal coat , of dark blue silk satin embroidered in coloured silks with flower-filled roundels and floral sprigs above a sea-wave border, the pale blue satin sleeve bands worked with figures in a garden, lined in pale blue silk damask, 19th century See Illustration

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £350 - £550

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A Chinese semi-formal robe of dark blue silk satin embroidered in coloured...

A Chinese semi-formal robe of dark blue silk satin embroidered in coloured silks with flower sprigs and cicada and in Peking knot stitch a peony and cicada design, over a sea-wave border also with flowers, the sky blue satin sleeve bands worked in Peking knot stitch, lined with blue silk damask

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 8 Jun 1994

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A lady's short robe of pale yellow silk damask, the ivory satin sleeve...

A lady's short robe of pale yellow silk damask, the ivory satin sleeve bands embroidered in Peking knot stitch with figures in a garden, and triple blue braid trimming, 19th century (altered

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 8 Jun 1994