Up for sale is an antique chinese Qing dynasty Mandarin's rank badge from the front of the surcoat, first half of 1800, a Peacock represents the 3rd rank civil official, standing on a pride rock above the sea waves, surrounded by different kind of auspicious objects, all executed in seed or forbidden stitch; excellent condition, with original vibrant colors !
Up for sale is an antique Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th or early 20th century Manchu woman's silk magua, large size, light or pale green silk ground with embroidered peonies & butterflies front & back; collar and trims are also embroidered with peonies, mother & baby butterflies, and pamagranates symbolizing many children ! 6 extra ball-and-loop toggle buttons including 4 gilted brass; backed with light blue silk linings.
Measurements : Top collar to bottom hem 27", Sleeve ...click for details
Up for sale is a bolt of antique chinese silk brocade, yardage with roundel of auspicious symbols for Manchu man's robe, 19th or early 20th century. A lot of material, more than enough to make a big robe. 2 groups of 3 small roundels are for making the horse-shoe cuffs as pointed out in the picture. 22nd picture below show a piece of old paper sticks to the corner and a inked seal.
Overall is in excellent condition, shinny, no wear, no stain or fading, color is bright.
Measurements: 3 ...click for details
Up for sale is a very large antique chinese red silk tapestry brocaded with polychrome peonies & vines, and gold thread shadows, Qianlong period. The panel is made up of 2 pieces from a yardage, each about 27" wide, and that explains why there is a seam in the middle; the panel backed with light yellow silk. Overall is in excellent condition, no wear or fraying, no stains, colors are bright. Please ask if you have any question or need a close-up pictures. Measurements: 53" x 82&quo ...click for details
Up for sale is an antique Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th century Han Chinese woman's coat, extra large size, bright & shiny red silk ground with embroidered ribbons & trims - couched gold wrapped thread cloud patterns, crane roundels & bats; 4 gilt ball-and-loop toggle buttons each carved with 5 bats & a "Shou" charater in the middle; backed with light red silk lining. The robe is in EXCELLENT condition, clean, no wears or tears, no fading, vibrant red color ( More deta ...click for details
Up for sale is a very rare uncut antique Chinese silk brocade weaving with dark blue ground; the yardage was made for a Xia Pei or waist coat which supposed to be worn by the wife of the Mandarin during the Qing dynasty over the dragon robe, 2 blank areas in the middle are meant the mounting of the her rank badges; it was woven with four 5-claw dragon, clouds, seawaves, and buddhist auspicious objects, all woven with gold threads; excellent condition, no wear, some russet gold threads in the c ...click for details
Up for sale is an uncut antique Chinese silk brocade weaving with green ground; the yardage was made for a Han Chinese's wrapped skirt during the Qing dynasty, it was woven with different scenaries, mountains, pagodas, bridges, etc. with polychrome silk floss and gold thread; excellent condition, no wear, a label with name of the silk manufacturer is woven on the bottom. A piece good for study purposes.
Measurements: Width 30", length 70"
Up for sale is a red silk Chinese dragon robe embroidered with ten 5-claw dragons chasing flaming pearl, clouds, sea waves, cranes and bats, and other Buddhist auspicious objects executed in forbidden stitch, long & wide sleeves; backed with red silk lining; excellent condition, bright red silk ground - Some orange color from pictures is actually the effect of flash light.
Up for sale is a very rare antique Chinese silk brocade panel with a large phoenix roundel in the middle, 11.5" diameter, together with other smaller patterns related to buddhism; Qing dynasty, or could be earlier, very intricate piece of art work with fine gold threads; backed with light yellow-ish silk lining. Overall the panel is in excellent condition, folding line in the middle, one water mark in the roundel which I believe can can be cleaned up.
Measurements: Approx 44.5" x 2 ...click for details
Up for sale is an antique Tibetan monastic dance robe consists of several type of silk satin brocaded with multicolored silks and gold wrapped threads, made put of Chinese silks dating from early to late Qing dynasty. This kind of robe was worn by monks at specific monastic festivals togehter with elarate boots and large face mask; it is lined with light blue cotton lining.
overall the robe in good condition, stains and discoloration around the shoulders, shattering to collar, armpit areas an ...click for details