London, South Kensington
9 November 2007
FOUR IMPERIAL KESI ROUNDELS, 19TH CENTURY
formed into a circular cloth, each roundel with the Imperial Symbol for Earth, sky, Sun and Moon, from an Imperial Four Symbol Gunfu or surcoat
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
As these roundels carry four Imperial symbols, they were probably intended for use by the Emperor himself.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Specialist Louise Broadhurst advises on everything from the identification of natural dyes to finding the right setting on your vacuum cleaner
Christie’s specialist Leiko Coyle offers tips on collecting sculpture from the Himalayas
The Belgian collector, antiques dealer and designer outlines what the art and objects in his library mean to him
The founder of the 1-54 art fair on giving African artists international visibility, growing up with an artist father, and building her own collection