LONDON – Chiswick Auctions, an established auction house which champions works of art from all eras and mediums, will present one of its specialist sales dedicated to Asian art on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The auction is composed of 449 lots of various porcelains, pottery, paintings, woodblock prints, embroidered silk, carved jade and jadeite objects, bronzes and hardwood furniture. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
One of the many highlights in the sale is a Chinese blue silk robe, Yuan to early Ming Dynasty (above). The wide-sleeved gown bears a rank badge at the center woven with a pair of phoenixes. The robe is presented in a glazed frame (est. £10,000-£12,000/$12,975-$15,572).
An unusual decorative piece in the sale is a Chinese Qing Dynasty jardinière holding a hardstone plant (below). The gently flared cylindrical pot is decorated with two rows of rectangular glass panels with calligraphy. Rising from it is a plant composed of nephrite with berries in carnelian agate. It stands nearly 17 inches overall (est. £6,000-£8,000/$7,780-$10,375).
Sparrows in flight amid bamboo branches adorn an enameled Japanese Meiji period silver vase and cover by Ozeki (below). Its cylindrical shape is delicately worked in gold wire cloisonné and basse-taille enamel. The seal mark on the base reads “Ozeki sei.” The 3.6-inch-high vase comes with a lacquered storage box (est. £5,000-£6,000/$6,487-$7,780).
A formidable pair of Chinese sancai lion dogs, each standing 22 inches long on a raised base, dates to the Qing Dynasty. The glazed pottery figures are saddled and have a fierce expression and an open mouth lined with teeth (est. £3,000-£5,000/$3,894-$6,487).
Five lots of Chinese blanc-de-chine are offered in the sale, including a 21-inch tall Guanyin. The standing figure wears long flowing robes. Her face has a gentle smile, downcast eyes and elongated earlobes (est. £2,000-£3,000/$2,594-$3,894).
Six framed Korean album leaf paintings attributed Cheo Seok-Wan will be sold as a single lot. Each of the ink on paper works depicts vines and measures 17.2 by 10.8 inches (est. £4,000-£6,000/$5,188-$7,780).
Three Chinese yixing zisha teapots are offered in the sale. Having the highest expectations at £2,000-£3,000 is a Qing Dynasty example signed “Han Zhen” and having a calligraphic inscription.
The auction will be conducted Tuesday, Feb. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. London time, 6 a.m. Eastern.