The Asian Art department and I have been hard at work consigning over the summer months and are thrilled to show you a preview of some of the most exciting lots coming up for sale.
A selection of Fine Chinese Paintings will be featured on 18 November, continuing our commitment to this field, and will include works by 20th Century giants Qi Baishi, Pu Ru as well as an album of Imperial flags by the Imperial Court artist Qingkuang.
Highlights among the lots for Asian Art include a massive blue and white Jiajing Imperial fishbowl with dragons coiled around the exterior, impressive Kangxi and Transitional vases including a rare soldier vase, and a range of Imperial and scholarly ceramics and works of art.
See below for more information on these exciting lots and as our final and biggest Asian Art sale of 2021, there is still time to sell with us so please get in touch with me for a free and confidential valuation.
- Lazarus Halstead, Head of Asian Art
The plain, gently tapered cylindrical body, with a fine polish emphasising the wood grain displaying 'ghost face' knots and the underside with a circular hole filled with a plug.
16cm diameter, 16.5cm H.
Each with a flared body painted in polychrome enamels with bunches of blossoms among arabesque scrolls beneath a band of ruyi heads to the rim, a single bouquet within floral borders to the centre, the underside with an underglaze blue six character Yongzheng reign mark encircled by a double band.
15cm diameter, 6cm H. (2)
DA QING GUO CHUSHI WANG FAYAN TUCE
An album of eleven Imperial flag designs each depicting a five clawed dragon below a rank badge, ink and colour heightened by gilt, on silk, eleven album leaves each depicting a flag relating to a particular rank, wooden boards mounted in silk brocade, a hand-written annotation providing the date 1901.
36 x 26.5cm.