KOREA. Openwork Double Happiness Chatelaine with Attached Ribbons & Charms, ca. 19th Century.
174.4 x 140.65 mm. Mandel-108.7; KCBC-Y-39; KCY-1-42-2. Openwork design with large compound character within dual frame and surmounted by charms and rope motif. At top is a metal hanger and attached to the motif is a luxurious embroidered red ribbon which appears to have been used as a hanger as well. Also attached to the front of the piece are two embroidered bats, which are attached to the piece with red cord, which is tied in an infinity knot. The detail of the embroidery on the bat pieces is exquisite, and despite the age of the piece, they remain original and well preserved. A total of nine exquisitely embroidered ribbons are attached to the bottom of the frame, in a veritable rainbow of colors. Each of the nine ribbons splits into at least three different colored ribbons, so when they are fully spread out, the color and detail is truly wonderful to behold. The ribbon colors include teal, yellow, red, purple with red embroidery, white, pink and navy blue. All of the ribbons have an embroidered pattern as well. Attached to these ribbons are (68) charms, (12) seed coins and (34) coins. Nearly all of the coins and charms have pigmentation, which if present is entirely original. Some of the coins have two, three, even four colors present, including blue, red, green and yellow. This example was very carefully preserved and deservedly so, it is a true testament to the craftsmanship of these pieces. An intricate, beautiful and exceptional piece deserving of a treasured place in its future collection.
Estimate: $20,000.00 - $30,000.00
Pedigree: From the Craig Collection.
174.4 x 140.65 mm。曼德爾書108.7。大型鏤空設計，雙層架。頂部有一個吊架，四周附圖案。刺繡紅絲帶，前面兩隻蝙蝠。共有九條絲帶在框架的底部，顏色如同彩虹。每條絲帶再分成至少三個不同顏色的彩帶，當它們完全散開，顏色和細節非常精彩。彩帶顏色包括藍綠、黃、紅、紫色，佩上刺繡的紅、白、粉紅和深藍等色。共有花錢 68、子錢 12及小錢 34枚。幾乎所有錢都上色，看得到的都是原來的塗料。有些錢是兩個、三個、甚至四種顏色，有藍、紅、綠和黃色。保存非常之好。真正精湛工藝的展現。無可比擬值得收藏的珍貴文物。