09 août 2014

Pair of phoenix and dragon badges, Viet Nam, 20th century

Pair of phoenix and dragon badges, Viet Nam, 20th century; embroidered silk, 31.0 x 31.0 cm. Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2006, 301.2006.a-b. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney As far as is known, these two badges were usually worn by couples: female wore the phoenix and male wore the dragon. The phoenix is considered to be a symbol of virtue and peace in Vietnamese mythology and it is for this reason that queens used the phoenix as... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2014

Painting of Saigon with Rickshaws, 20th century

Painting of Saigon with Rickshaws, 20th century. Photo courtesy Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery. Oil on canvas painting, signed lower right "Tien To" depicting an overcast and rainy view of the beautiful French colonial architectural landmark of Ho Chi Minh City Hall or Hôtel de Ville de Saïgon (Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Head office) in Saigon, Vietnam. Painting with building centered in background flanked by leaved trees. Figures wearing hats ride on bicycles and rickshaws. Framed 19" x 27.5". Unframed... [Lire la suite]
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