Capping a year of good fortune with Chinese antiques Dec. 2-3
MARIETTA, Ga. – Eden Fine Antiques Galleries will celebrate a successful year with a Winter 2017 Estates, Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Dec. 1-3. Days 2-3 will feature highly desirable Chinese antiques designed and created by artisans and craftsmen centuries ago. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The jade in this auction is so finely hand carved and with such detail that one can only imagine the ingenuity and skill used by those who created such splendid pieces of art. A prime example is a white jade brush pot carved from a single piece nephrite boulder. The thick cylindrical sides of the brush pot are carved in varying relief with Taoist figures amid a mountain landscape. The jade brush pot is elegantly displayed on a carved hardwood stand. The jade is fine and exquisite, and the carving is smooth, brilliant with a moist appearance.
In another fine specimen, eight green jade plaques are mounted in a wooden frame to form a table screen, which measures 20 inches high by 13 ¾ inches wide. The spinach-green jade plaques are carved with Buddha figures and have Buddhist prayer inscriptions in gilt characters. The frame is inserted in a carved stand made of elaborately carved hardwood. It is likely that the lapis lazuli plaques were executed between the late 18th and the early 19th century and not originally intended to be used as a table screen but rather as a book.
Porcelains created, painted by hand and fired in primitive kilns that have endured for centuries holding their beauty and value. Featured in the sale is a Chinese Ming Dynasty stem cup, a pedestal bowl, its exterior decorated with sparse reversed designs of three white fish against cobalt-blue under glazed ground. The underside of the base is marked with six blue script – KaiShu – characters.
A pair of fine Chinese Qing Dynasty porcelain bowls come with original receipt records from T.G. Evans & Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., dated June 16, 1893. The yellow bowls are 2 ¾ inches high by 4 ½ inches in diameter.
Two Chinese Qing Dynasty gilt bronze enameled cloisonne table lamps are a feast for the eyes in sophisticated composition and color. The 24-inch-tall lamps are vividly decorated in enamel filled gilt bronze cloisonne works with auspicious archaic motif and floral pattern.
Anyone seeking fine hand-embroidered silks, or furniture made from huanghuali or zitan wood will find a terrific selection to choose from listed in this sale.