Friday, May 11, 2012

Asian Art Week in London May 15 to 18, 2012

Starting on May 15th during Asia week in the UK Christies will conduct a series of  fine sales at King Street and South Kensington of both Fine Chinese and Japanese art.

May 15, 2012 Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art will be held a 8 King Street, St. James, London. Starting at 10:30 am and the afternoon session at 2:00 pm.

Of the Major lots in the sale, the three below are getting lots of attention and for obvious reasons.

NOTE: Keep an eye on Lot 403  though, its a tiny 3.5" Ge Type Song Bowl with a VERY modest estimate..of 20,000  to 30,000 pounds...it could be a shocker.

"Property from a Private English Collection; Property from a European Royal Family; The Property of the late 7th Earl of Harewood, Sold by Order of the Executors; The Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Jade Carvings and Works of Art; The Fryers Collection of Chinese Art and An Important Private European Collection of Chinese Works of Art. " Christies Announcement (source)


Jiaqing Famille Rose vase
Lot 388 a Fabulous large pair of Imperial Jiaqing mark and period Famille Rose vases, measuring over 26" tall. Presale Estimate 800,000 to 1.2 Million Pounds UK.  Click the link below for a great read by Asian Scholar Rosemary Scott.
SOLD FOR 1.2 Million Pounds
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5554511&CID=54470030902

Famille Rose Coral Ground Jardiniere
Lot 377 A large Famille Rose Coral Ground Jardiniere with a Qianlong Mark and of the Period. Measuring a whopping 15.25" Tall and AMAZING color for such a large example.
SOLD FOR 505,250 POUNDS
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5554570&CID=54470030902





Qianlong Spinach Green bi Disk
Of the numerous great jade lots being sold is Lot 88.  An enormous Spinach Green Disk, Bi of the Qianlong period with attractive inclusions, thickly cut and mounted on a superb cast bronze stand of Dragons. The Disk itself is 16" in diameter. Great Color and a great package....Estimated at £400,000 - £600,000 . It had been sold originally by Spinks & Son, Ltd during the 1950's after acquiring it from a English family. Until now it had belonged ot a "European Royal Family".
SOLD FOR 541,250 POUNDS


To view the slide show of this auction click the link below. Its worth the visit....

http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/slideshow.aspx?saleid=23659



Feel free to email or call with any questions about your own Bamboo Carvings, Chinese Silks, Porcelains or Jades or their values.

Thank you for visiting ~ Peter Combs
Gloucester, MA 978-283-3524