Wed, Nov 06, 2019 2:00 PM UTC
The van Daalen Collection of Chinese Art
Christie's London is honoured to present The van Daalen Collection of Chinese Art online auction, during Asian Art in London this November. The sale includes over 100 lots from the Estate of Albert and Leonie van Daalen, Switzerland, and showcases the breadth of their collecting tastes from Song Dynasty Chinese ceramics to Ming and Qing dynasty blue and white, coloured enamelled porcelain, cinnabar lacquer and Chinese bronzes. This auction provides an exciting opportunity to acquire Chinese art with distinguished provenance with many pieces purchased from leading international auction houses and dealers. It is fitting that there is a focus on export and armorial wares from the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong periods as Albert van Daalen's family descended from Jan Albert Sichterman (1692-1764), who worked for the famous Dutch East India (VOC) as governor in Bengal for 27 years. During this time, Sichterman ordered three Chinese armorial dinner services and pieces from these services are offered here. An Anglo-Indian document box, c. 1760, also bearing the Sichterman coat-of-arms, will be offered in The Collector: English and European Furniture on 13 November 2019. Further highlights from the collection will be offered in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 5 November. . .