The Oriental Arts sale held on 12th May 2022,
adds to its impressive results the new and important record of € 660,000, with 72% of lots sold and 247% of revaluation on reserve prices. The presence of the public in the room invigorates the rapid succession of bids which, together with those online and on the telephone, show the great interest in the refined selection of Chinese items especially the vases, top lots of the auction: two large Famille Verte potiches (lot 75, sold for € 87,500), a pair of Doucai glazed vases (lot 32, sold for € 56,250), the large Tianqiuping vase (lot 95, sold for € 27,500) and the blue and white porcelain vase decorated with mythical creatures (lot 71, sold for€ 20,000).
Lot 75_Two large Famille Verte vases with covers, glazed and gilt with deer, cranes,
pine trees and lingzhi fungus. China, 18th/19th century (h. 86.5 cm.)
Sold € 87,500
Lot 32_A pair of Doucai glazed vases,
Daoguang mark China, 19th century (h. 45.2 cm.)
Sold € 56,250
Lot 95_A Large bottle vase decorated with peaches,
Qianlong apocryphal mark. China, late Qing Dynasty (h. 54 cm.)
Sold € 27,500
Lot 71_A blue and white vase, base missing.
China, early 17th century (h. 18 cm.)
Sold € 20,000
Other particular sections of the catalogue were also very popular. The Huanghuali wooden coffee table (lot 47, sold € 30,000), the table screen centered by a Duan stone plaque (lot 55, knocked down at € 30,000), the pair of red lacquer panels (lot 126, sold for € 15,000) and the large celadon green serpentine seal (lot 110, knocked down at € 10,000).
Lot 47_A Huanghuali low table China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912) (97.5x32.5x60.8 cm.)
Sold € 30,000
Lot 55_A redwood table screen with a finely carved Duan stone plaque China,
late Qing Dynasty, 19th century (h. 69.2 cm.)
Sold € 30,000
Lot 126_A pair of cinnabar lacquer panels, framed.
China, late Qing Dynasty (49x36 cm.)
Sold € 15,000
Lot 110_A green celadon serpentine seal, the handle modelled as an elephant,
the inscription: “敕赐峨眉山正殿万佛顶普贤愿王法宝”,
China, late Qing Dynasty/begin of 20th century (11x11 cm.)
Sold € 10,000
The heterogeneous afternoon session focused on Asian art in its various geographical expressions, obtained excellent results with a large collection of Snuff Bottles. The trend for Thai silver is also undeniable, as shown by the sale of the beautiful niello silver kettle (lot 225, € 11,875). Lastly, the screens did not fail the expectation by recording an all sold for the models proposed, including the six-panel Japanese screen attributed to Ito Jakuen (lot 203, sold € 5,000).
Lot 59_A "Three Friends" snuff bottle,
signed Su Yun Dao Ren
Sold € 4,375
Lot 225_A Thai gilded silver niello globular water-pot
A similar example is published on the front cover and on page 52 of
"Thai Silver & Nielloware" by Paul Bromberg, River Books 2019 (715 gr ca.).
Siam, Thailandia, 19th century
Sold € 11,875
Lot 203_A six panel folding screen depicting a Tiger, ink on paper, attribuited to Ito Jakuen.
Japan, Edo Period, end of 18th century-early 19th century (169x370 cm.)
Sold € 5,000