NEW YORK – Archive Auctions has scheduled a major 100-lot online auction of authentic and highly important Asian antiques for August 4th, 2013, beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific Time/2 p.m. Eastern Time. Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The auction includes a remarkable selection of fine art, bowls, cups, scrolls, figures, panels, porcelain, enamel and cloisonné vases; and more.
Featured highlights include:
Lot #24 – Large Chinese Paper Scroll Painting: Tadpoles – 1978
The ink and wash design depicting tadpoles swimming in a stream upwards is signed and with seals by Kwo Da-Wei [David Kwo] (1919-2003); 53″ x 27 1/4″; Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet #665.
Lot # 29 – Pair of Chinese Cloisonné Vases – Qing Dynasty
Ming Dynasty-style vase, made in Qing Dynasty. 17.5 inches in height, pre 1900.
Lot # 31 – A Large Doucai Jardiniere
(Mark of Qianlong) The deep, thickly potted sides tapering towards the base and decorated with five composite foliate roundels are framed and separated by interlocking leafy foliate scrolls, between borders of petal lappets below and ruyi heads above, with a band of linked quatrefoil panels enclosing flower sprays reserved on a blue ground below the slightly lipped rim. 9 1/4” high, 13 1/4” dia., pre 1800.
Lot #38 – Chinese Cloisonné Box and Jadeite Bangle
The box is of rounded shape, worked with double dragons on the lid; the interior lined with silk and fitted for the celadon bangle, stone with apple green inclusions, base of box with Qianlong four-character mark; 4” dia., pre 1900.
Lot# 40- Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Inlaid Wood Six-Panel Screen
Each vertical panel is inset with five blue and white plaques delicately painted with figures in various landscapes. The surrounding frame is pierced with double gourds hanging from leafy vines. Measurements: 6 feet 8 inches high, 8 feet 6 inches wide, 19th century.
Lot# 67- Blue and White Antique Underglaze Red Dragon Dish
Antique Chinese porcelain dragon dish; centering a copper-red five-clawed dragon amid underglazed blue clouds, framed by a honeycomb-patterned blue band to the everted rim; and cobalt blue glaze to verso; Xuande seal mark; 11 3/8″ dia. Provenance: Christie’s, July 2003, Lot 244.
Lot # 85 – Fine Stoneware Figure of Bodhidharma
Chinese, Ming Dynasty. Fanciful and bold depiction of the immortal with pronounced facial features, in flowing robes and carrying a satchel. Size: 18″ high. Provenance: From the private collection of the grand-niece of the last Emperor Puyi of the Qing Dynasty and granddaughter of crown Prince Pujun. Pre 1900.
Lot# 101 – Asian Enamel/Jewel/Jade Bangle Covered Box
Enamel/jewel/jade bangle covered with tourmaline, jade, amethyst, garnet, enamel and jade bangle. 4 1/2″ high, 19th century.
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