Among the ceramics in the auction is an important Chinese Tonzhi umbrella stand. The persimmon ground cylindrical stand with bold dragon and cloud decoration bears the Qianlong mark. A pair of large antique Chinese jardinieres offer yet another strong addition to the collector of Chinese porcelains. With finely painted decoration in polychrome enamels, the extraordinary planters retain their original under trays. A superb Kangxi porcelain bottle vase is also piquing the interests of many enthusiasts. With its graceful proportions and delicate decoration, it speaks of the great skill of the Qing Dynasty potters.
Perhaps the star of the Japanese ceramics is a monumental Satsuma vase with masterfully painted chrysanthemum and wisteria. With many more Ming and Qing Dynasty examples, including Famille Rose and Verte, Chinese Export, Rose Medallion, Sang de Boeuf, Celadon and other selections, this sale spans centuries and encompasses the continent of Asia.
An intriguing selection of scrolls ranges from Chien Lung masterpieces to modern masters including a study of a horse by Xu Beihing. Other subject matter includes nature studies, secular landscapes, devotional and architectural themes.
Also coming to auction is a large, possibly imperial court dragon-form jade bowl (lot 201). Carved in high and low relief with foo dogs clinging to the vessel, this quality carving is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity as well a GIA Gem Identification report.
From an estate at 910 Fifth Avenue comes an exemplar specimen of cinnabar lacquer. The intricately carved panel dates from the late 17th/early 18th century and measures 5 feet in length. It is truly an outstanding example of the lacquer artist’s work.
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