888 Auctions to sell Zhang Daqian watercolor Jan. 12
Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.
With the skyrocketing value of Chinese paintings, buyers will be excited to hear the inclusion of two outstanding watercolor paintings. Lot 37, a Li Kuchan (1899-1893) Chinese watercolor features two birds, signed and inscribed with two seals. It carries an estimate high of $20,000. However, the next lot figures to garner the most interest in the auction. It should not be a surprise if Lot 38, a Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) Chinese watercolor painting titled Wuxia Mountain Clear Autumn surpasses its $100,000-$200,000 estimate. This artwork boasts exceptional provenance.
Lot 208 will be the highlighted lot from the collection of jade carvings—a fine Chinese carved white jade mountain, which is estimated at $12,000-$15,000. The white translucent stone features a landscape scene with an Immortal and attendant resting atop a rockery in deep relief.
Dynastic porcelains continue to remain a staple at 888 Auctions. Lot 447 is a rare Chinese square hu-shaped vase covered with clear evidence of a rare type of enameling called gutoncai. The vase also features a band of auspicious bats atop peaches. The six-character Qianlong mark on the base shows evidence of flaked gilt gold. Standing 17.2 inches tall, this majestic vase is expected to surpass its high estimate of $60,000.
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