The Asian Art department are thrilled to show you a preview of just a few 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.
Some highlights among the more than 1,000 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 extraordinary lots, for our final and biggest Asian Art sale of 2021.
- Lazarus Halstead, Head of Asian Art
QING DYNASTY, SIX CHARACTER JIAJING MARK AND OF THE PERIOD.
Heavily potted with deeply rounded sides, decorated with a continuous scene of two coiled dragons in pursuit among flames and large lotus heads and buds, interlinked with scrolling tendrils, all above a band of stylised lappets stopping just short of the unglazed base, the lipped rim decorated with a band of ruyi shaped clouds, with an in-line six character mark just below the rim.
£ 50,000 - 80,000
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.