Chinese Jardinière with six-character Qianlong mark leads our five auction highlights

Chinese blue and white dragon jardinière with a Qianlong mark, which hammered for $120,000 and sold for $150,000 with buyer’s premium at Amero Auctions.

Chinese Jardinière with Six-character Qianlong Mark, $150,000

SARASOTA, Fla. – A Chinese sleeper awoke at Amero Auctions on January 21. The small 8in (20cm) diameter jardinière with a six-character Qianlong (1735-1796) mark to the base was estimated at $300-$500 but hammered for $120,000 and sold for $150,000 with buyer’s premium.

Several mark and period examples of this form, size, and decoration have appeared on the market in recent memory, including those at Sotheby’s, Bonhams, Nagel, and Poly. They share the same vibrant and rich cobalt-blue decoration with a pair of five-clawed dragons striding among clouds above a band of foaming waves. Another similar jardinière is in the Nanjing Museum and is pictured in the 2003 book Treasures in the Royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty.

Royal Doulton Bunnykins Spook Prototype, $13,125

Royal Doulton Bunnykins Spook prototype figure, which hammered at $10,500 and sold for $13,125 with buyer’s premium at Lion and Unicorn.
Royal Doulton Bunnykins Spook prototype figure, which hammered at $10,500 and sold for $13,125 with buyer’s premium at Lion and Unicorn.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – The Royal Doulton Bunnykins range of figures issued by art director Walter Hayward and design manager Harry Sales show rabbits in a full range of zoomorphic roles, from sportsmen to historical and literary figures. There are hundreds in the range, but the ‘holy grail’ models are the prototypes that never entered general production.

This Spook Bunnykins figure is a riff on the famous Doulton HN series figure Spook by Harry Tittensor, issued in the 1920s. Hand-decorated in a multi-color cloak, the backstamp to the base underlines that it was the property of Royal Doulton Ltd and not intended for sale. Estimated at $2,000-$3,000 at Lion & Unicorn on January 20, it hammered at $10,500 and sold for $13,125 with buyer’s premium.

Some of the Bunnkykins trial figures have sold at remarkable sums. In July 2022, the prototype tableau group Celebration Time, made in 1998 in anticipation of the Millennium, took a mighty £35,500 ($45,050) at Potteries Auctions in Stoke-on-Trent, England. It had previously sold at Bonhams in 2004 for £7,000 ($8,880) as part of the auction of selected items from the Doulton Museum.

Circa-1941 ‘Poison This Rat’ Trade Stimulator, $7,800

Circa-1941 ‘Poison This Rat’ flip-ball arcade machine, which hammered for $6,000 and sold for $7,800 with buyer’s premium at Revere Auctions.
Circa-1941 ‘Poison This Rat’ flip-ball arcade machine, which hammered for $6,000 and sold for $7,800 with buyer’s premium at Revere Auctions.

ST. PAUL, Minn.– The Poison This Rat flip-ball trade stimulator was manufactured by Groetchen Tool Co. during the Second World War years. The object of the game is to insert balls into the mouth of the moving Hitler figure, who wears medals reading Invasion of Britain 1940Outstanding Double Cross 1941 and Liars Medal. The penny it cost to play the game went towards war bonds.

A number of these machines survive, and they are popular both with collectors of militaria and trade simulators. This example, offered for sale in original but malfunctioning condition at Revere Auctions on January 24, hammered within estimate at $6,000 and sold for $7,800 with buyer’s premium. The winning bidder was from LiveAuctioneers.

Japanese Cloisonné Miniature Teapot by Namikama Yasuyuki, $11,520

Japanese cloisonné miniature teapot by Namikama Yasuyuki, which hammered for $9,000 and sold for $11,520 with buyer’s premium at Echoes Antiques & Auction Gallery.
Japanese cloisonné miniature teapot by Namikama Yasuyuki, which hammered for $9,000 and sold for $11,520 with buyer’s premium at Echoes Antiques & Auction Gallery.Japanese cloisonné miniature teapot by Namikama Yasuyuki, which hammered for $9,000 and sold for $11,520 with buyer’s premium at Echoes Antiques & Auction Gallery.

SEAFORD, N.Y. – The most eagerly contested lot at the Echoes Antiques & Auction Gallery sale on January 23 was a Japanese cloisonné miniature teapot bearing the mark of the great Namikama Yasuyuki. Estimated at $300-$500, it hammered for $9,000 and sold for $11,520 with buyer’s premium.

Namikawa began his career as a cloisonné artist in or around 1868 and worked with the Kyoto Shippo Kaisha between 1871 and 1874 before opening his own studio. He exhibited his work to great acclaim at national and international expositions, and in 1896, he was appointed an imperial craftsman to the Meiji emperor.

Working across half a century, his work assumes a number of different styles. The 4.5in (11cm) teapot offered in Seaford, New York was finely worked with a design of scattered polychrome flowers and butterflies probably dated to circa 1890. It is signed on a silver plaque to the base ‘Kyoto Namikawa.’ With only a tiny speck of enamel loss to count against it, it was in the perfect condition cloisonné buyers desire.

Another example of this model with a yellow-brown ground sold for £7,500 ($9,520) in November 2023 at Bonhams in London.

Edward Hopper, ‘Night Shadows’, $20,480

‘Night Shadows,’ an Edward Hopper etching that hammered for $16,000 and sold for $20,480 with buyer’s premium at Bonhams Los Angeles.
‘Night Shadows,’ an Edward Hopper etching that hammered for $16,000 and sold for $20,480 with buyer’s premium at Bonhams Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES – Edward Hopper (1882-1967) focused on printmaking only during a specific period of his career. In 1915, with the help of fellow artist Martin Lewis (1881-1962), he began to concentrate on this medium, producing around 70 etchings and drypoints before dedicating himself solely to painting from 1928 onwards. Among the trademark examples is Night Shadows, an image from 1921 showing a solitary figure from a high vantage point by a street corner (the same location as his 1913 painting Corner Saloon, now in The Museum of Modern Art, New York).

Copies appear relatively often at auction but sell for a range of prices, depending on the date of the impression and how strong the contrasts of light and shadow appear on the paper. The highest price at auction for Night Shadows came at Swann Galleries in New York in May 2023 when an artist’s proof copy realized $75,000. That copy, an etching on white wove paper, was an early impression that would have been printed by the artist himself with his own inking.

The etching was later published in an edition of approximately 500 as part of a limited edition portfolio titled Six American Etchings, printed for The New Republic, New York. These copies were made on a different paper. Today at auction, prices for this 1924 edition are markedly lower than the rarer earlier prints.

A copy of Night Shadows that emerged at the online prints sale that ran from January 9-19 at Bonhams Los Angeles was estimated at $8,000-$10,000, hammered for $16,000, and sold for $20,480 with buyer’s premium.

Cloisonné lions with riders romped at Heritage during Fall Asia Week in New York

Qianlong cloisonné standing lion dogs with riders, which sold for $140,000 ($175,000 including premium) at Heritage Auctions.

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DALLAS — This pair of Qianlong (1735-96) cloisonné standing lion dogs with riders were offered at Heritage Auctions on September 20 with a provenance to George Ann Brown Carter, wife of Fort Worth, Texas media scion Amon Giles Carter Jr (1919-82). He had often worked with famed Asian art dealer C.T. Loo and his successor Frank Caro to build the family collection, and had bought this 19in (48cm) pair in hardwood stands from Caro in 1960.

Each has professional restoration to the face, along with enamel loss to the face and body, but were modestly estimated at $6,000-$8,000. Together, they hammered for $140,000 ($175,000 including buyer’s premium). Heritage Auctions’ September 20 Fine & Decorative Asian Art sale was previewed in New York but was conducted at the firm’s Dallas headquarters.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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NEW YORK — Estimated at $30,000-$50,000, an ink and color on paper hanging scroll by Shi Lu (1919-82) hammered for the mighty sum of $430,000 ($550,400 including buyer’s premium) at Bonhams’ auction of Fine Chinese Paintings on September 19.

Picking Cotton was painted in New Delhi in 1955, the year the artist – author of the Red Classic paintings charting the course of the Chinese revolution – visited India to oversee the design of the Chinese Pavilion at the Indian Industries Fair. On his return to China, Shi Lu used his sketch book to produce a series of finished paintings of the local scenery and the members of the rural population he had encountered.

The 2ft 2in by 21in (66 by 54cm) image of two Indian farmhands in traditional costume seen through the Chinese gaze came for sale from the celebrated collector Reverend Richard Fabian.

Founder and rector of an ecumenical church in San Francisco, he began buying Chinese art and objects when he was chaplain at his alma mater, Yale, and took collecting advice on Chinese paintings from Tsao Jung-ying, founder of the Far East Fine Arts gallery, after moving to San Francisco in the late 1970s. At the time, works by many of today’s biggest names could be bought for less than $1,000.

The collection, elements of which have been sold by both Sotheby’s and Bonhams in recent years, has been the subject of exhibitions in both San Francisco and Honolulu and two substantial catalogs: Between the Thunder and the Rain: Chinese Paintings from the Opium War Through the Cultural Revolution, 1840-1979 (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2001) and New Songs on Ancient Tunes: 19th-20th Century Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Richard Fabian Collection (Honolulu Academy of Art, 2007)This Shi Lu work was pictured in both volumes.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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NEW YORK — Among the most admired lots in Doyle’s September 20-21 Asia Week sale was this Chinese monochrome and anhua-decorated dragon dish. It hammered for $22,500 ($29,475 including buyer’s premium) against an estimate of $10,000-$15,000.

The 8in (20cm) dish dates from the Kangxi period (1661-1722), but has the apocryphal reign mark of the Ming Xuande emperor (1426-35). At the time, the Manchu Qing dynasty was in its relative infancy, and the emperor was keen to connect the return of court-sponsored porcelain-making at Jingdezhen with the last great era of Han Chinese imperial production. However, the design was not simply an honorific copy. The anhua (faintly incised) technique was one pioneered on Transitional and Kangxi wares with dragons often concealed in the interior of bowls.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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NEW YORK — During the Three Kingdoms period in Korea (57 B.C.-668 A.D.) constant warfare inspired belief in a savior deity. A cult sprung up around Maitreya or Miruk Bosal (the Buddha of the Future), who it was believed would return to earth to save humankind.

This 9in gilt-bronze figure of Miruk Bosal in meditation is thought to date from the first half of the 7th century and the beginning of the Unified Silla period (668-935). Considered to be the first unified kingdom of the Korean people, it was something of a golden age for art and culture when Buddhism flourished, and a national Confucian college was established in 682.

This figure, examined by Chong Young-Ho (1934-2017), Buddhist scholar and professor of archaeology at the Korea National University of Education, is a rare form in surprisingly good condition. It is complete save the additional flowing scarves that were once attached to the right and left forearms.  The top lot in BonhamsFine Japanese and Korean Art sale in New York on September 20, it sold at the lower end of its $200,000-$300,000 estimate ($254,500 including buyer’s premium).
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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NEW YORK — Born in 1942 in Niigata Prefecture into a family of copperware masters, the metalworker Tamagawa Norio achieved the status of Living National Treasure in Japan in 2010. He is best known as a champion of the mokumegane (forged and marbleized) technique which, through a multi-alloy laminate, creates distinctive layered patterns resembling the grain of wood or the look of marble.

Signed and sealed Tamagawa Norio and dated Heisei nijūsannen (2011) this 9in vase sold for $14,000 ($17,900 including buyer’s premium) at BonhamsFine Japanese and Korean Art sale in New York on September 20.
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Chinese cloisonne, snuff bottles and more from American collections comes to Heritage Sept. 20

Pair of Chinese cloisonné lions with riders, estimated at $6,000-$8,000 at Heritage Auctions.

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DALLAS — Mid-September is Asia Week New York, the fall version of the Big Apple’s semi-annual commercial and scholarly focus on works of art from the Far East.

Among the participating firms is Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, which on Wednesday, September 20 offers Fine & Decorative Asian Art from a handful of American private collections, including those of Amon Giles Carter Jr., Morton and Myriame Leviloff, Angela Gross Folk and the Tappan family. Highlight lots will be on view at the auction house’s Park Avenue, New York location prior to the sale, which will be conducted in Dallas.

George Ann Brown Carter, wife of Fort Worth media scion Amon Giles Carter Jr., often worked with famed Asian art dealer C.T. Loo and his successor Frank Caro to build the family collection. In 1960 Carter bought a pair of 18th-century Chinese cloisonne lions with riders from Caro. Sixty-three years later, they have an estimate of $6,000-$8,000.

Many of the snuff bottles in the sale come from the Tappan family of California. Snuff, a luxury import from the West, took the Qing dynasty elite by storm in the 18th century. They found that airtight bottles carried in pockets and sleeves were suited to China’s humid climate and, when customized to reflect the owner’s tastes, made perfect courtly gifts. Yellow tended to indicate imperial work, with a late 19th-century glass bottle carved as an elephant estimated at $1,000-$2,000.

Jade and jadeite was a favorite of New York dealer Gerald Malina (his high-relief, in-the-round boulder carving of the Daoist immortal Liu Hai in a rocky cavern is estimated at $30,000-$50,000) while from the private collection of Morton and Myriame Leviloff come a series of Qing monochromes, including a clair-de-lune garlic-mouth vase with a Qianlong (1735-96) character mark and possibly of the period, estimated at $5,000-$8,000.

During the course of four decades, medical stenographer Angela Gross Folk and her husband amassed a similarly impressive collection of Chinese porcelain. The Heritage auction offers more than 30 pieces from the Folk estate, including a pair of early 19th-century export rose medallion tureens, covers and liners painted with beauties and boys in blooming courtyard settings, estimated at $1,200-$1,600. The two crests are for the family of Clerke, and the motto suggests these were made to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Spurs in 1513, in which Sir John Clerke had played a key role.
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Chinese clair-de-lune glazed garlic-mouth vase, estimated at $5,000-$8,000 at Heritage Auctions.
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Chinese yellow glass elephant snuff bottle, estimated at $1,000-$2,000 at Heritage Auctions.
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Pair of Chinese cloisonné lions with riders, estimated at $6,000-$8,000 at Heritage Auctions.
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Chinese carved celadon and russet jade Liu Hai boulder, estimated at $30,000-$50,000 at Heritage Auctions.
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Pair of Chinese export Canton rose medallion covered tureens, estimated at $1,200-$1,600 at Heritage Auctions.
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Aug. 10-11 sales at Clars span Asian art, jewelry and furniture

Chinese Ming dynasty cloisonne enameled gilt bronze meiping vase, estimated at $6,000-$9,000. Image courtesy of Clars Auction Gallery
Chinese Ming dynasty cloisonne enameled gilt bronze meiping vase, estimated at $6,000-$9,000. Image courtesy of Clars Auction Gallery

Chinese Ming dynasty cloisonne enameled gilt bronze meiping vase, estimated at $6,000-$9,000. Image courtesy of Clars Auction Gallery

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery will hold back-to-back sales in August: a Summer Fine Jewelry & Timepieces auction on Thursday, August 10, and a Design + Art + Fine Asian Art sale on Friday, August 11. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Superlative artistry on display at Doyle Faberge & Vertu sale, May 23

Gilt-mounted malachite revolving dial clock, estimated at $20,000-$30,000
Gilt-mounted malachite revolving dial clock, estimated at $20,000-$30,000
Gilt-mounted malachite revolving dial clock, estimated at $20,000-$30,000

NEW YORK – Doyle will hold an auction of Faberge & Vertu on Tuesday, May 23, beginning at 10 am Eastern time. The sale will present a range of objects dating from the 17th century to the 20th century, including Faberge, vertu, silver and icons. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Ming dynasty cloisonne vessel among highlights at May 19 Asian art auction

Ming dynasty cloisonne ritual water vessel, or kundika, estimated at roughly $37,800-$50,400. Image courtesy of Chiswick Auctions
Ming dynasty cloisonne ritual water vessel, or kundika, estimated at roughly $37,800-$50,400. Image courtesy of Chiswick Auctions
Ming dynasty cloisonne ritual water vessel, or kundika, estimated at roughly $37,800-$50,400. Image courtesy of Chiswick Auctions

LONDON – The sale of Asian Art at Chiswick Auctions on May 19 is led by a rare example of Ming dynasty cloisonne. The 15th- or 16th-century bronze and enamel ritual water vessel, or kundika, comes from a private collection in France with provenance to Robert Rousset (1901-1982), an employee of the Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes. It carries an estimate of £30,000-£40,000, or $37,800-$50,400.

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Stunning array of Chinese treasures offered at Gianguan Auctions, Dec. 17

Pair of gilt-bronze cloisonne enamel double gourd vases, estimated at $50,000-$60,000
Pair of gilt-bronze cloisonne enamel double gourd vases, estimated at $50,000-$60,000
Pair of gilt-bronze cloisonne enamel double gourd vases, estimated at $50,000-$60,000

NEW YORK – On Saturday, December 17, beginning at 10 am Eastern time, Gianguan Auctions presents a sale of Important Chinese Paintings and Works of Art. It will feature Buddhist sculptures, jade and crystal carvings, bronze and cloisonne enamel, paintings and porcelain. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Chinese cloisonne vase and huanghuali armchairs grace Freeman’s April 13 sale

Chinese gilt-repousse-embellished cloisonne vase, est. $40,000-$60,000
Chinese gilt-repousse-embellished cloisonne vase, est. $40,000-$60,000
Chinese gilt-repousse-embellished cloisonne vase, est. $40,000-$60,000

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s April 13 Asian Arts auction presents collectors of Chinese craftsmanship opportunities to add remarkable 17th- and 18th-century furniture and design objects to their collections. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Ando Jubei cloisonne & Japanese screens grace Hindman’s March 25 sale

Japanese cloisonne-enamel and partial plique-a-jour square bowl by Ando Jubei, Meiji period, est. $60,000-$80,000
Left, Anonymous, 19th century, ‘Hunting Scenes’ est. $5,000-$6,000; Right, Japanese cloisonne-enamel and partial plique-a-jour square bowl by Ando Jubei, Meiji period, est. $60,000-$80,000
Left, Anonymous, 19th century, ‘Hunting Scenes,’ est. $5,000-$6,000; Right, Japanese cloisonne-enamel and partial plique-a-jour square bowl by Ando Jubei, Meiji period, est. $60,000-$80,000

CHICAGO – Items ranging from a cloisonne-enamel and plique-a-jour bowl by legendary cloisonne artist Ando Jubei to a private Chicago collection of Japanese silver bonbonnieres will be offered in Hindman’s March 25 Japanese and Korean Works of Art auction. Japanese ink and color paintings from the collection of L. Harrison Bernbaum of Chicago and a vast offering of samurai swords from the collection of a prominent private collector will be presented alongside a selection of ceramic wares, woodblock prints and baskets from various private collections and estates. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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