Asian Works of Art

The department distinguished itself for excellent sales and a very diverse offering of valuable artifacts, primarily Chinese, but also Japanese and Southeast Asian.


Regarding Chinese porcelains, noteworthy results include the pair of large Famille Verte lidded jars from the 18th/19th century (Lot 75 - Auction 558, sold for € 87,500), the polychrome enamel plaque decorated with Immortals, Qianlong period, 18th century (Lot 1105 - Auction 490, sold for € 32,500), the large Tianqiuping vase decorated with peaches and bats, apocryphal Qianlong mark, late Qing Dynasty (Lot 95 - Auction 558, sold for € 27,720), and the large and rare Dehua porcelain Guanyin, standing on a lotus base, elegantly dressed and bejeweled, late Qing Dynasty/Republic Period (1912-1949) (Lot 511 - Auction 596, sold for € 27,500).
Among the hardstones, special mention is given to the jades, including the results for the white/celadon jade plaque carved on both sides with figures among pagodas in a mountain landscape from the 18th century (Lot 141 - Auction 525, sold for € 23,750), the large gray jade carving depicting a crouching horse with its head turned on its back, Qing Dynasty, 17th/18th century (Lot 464 - Auction 596, sold for € 16,250), and the gray-green jade incense burner from the 17th century (Lot 1640 - Auction 504, sold for € 10,625).
Significant results were achieved for bronze artifacts, such as the large gilt bronze sculpture depicting Guanyin, seated on a lotus flower and on a hexagonal base, Ming Dynasty, 17th century (Lot 1643 - Auction 504, sold for € 106,250), the partially gilt incense burner, carved in relief with dragon motifs among clouds, apocryphal Xuande mark, early Qing Dynasty, 17th century (Lot 124 - Auction 525, sold for € 56,250), and the bronze group with traces of gilt lacquer depicting Krishna Yamari, with three heads and six arms, seated on a mythical animal, Ming Dynasty (Lot 499 - Auction 596, sold for € 20,160).
Interesting results were also achieved for corals, including the imposing Guanyin standing on a rock with a child at her feet and one lying on her arm, resting on an elegant malachite base (Lot 525 - Auction 596, sold for € 25,200) and the large finely carved sculpture depicting sages with children among flowering vines, fruits, and cranes (Lot 1116 - Auction 490, sold for € 17,500).

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