The Art of Asia

30/04/2015     Chiswick Curates

Next week, on Tuesday 5th May at 12 noon we are holding a sale of
Asian Art, followed by the General sale.



After the success of our first Asian Art sale in February, we are very excited about the second one next week, and looking forward to breaking some records. A large number of the lots are very beautiful and the two shown here are particularly stunning.

The Cloisonne enamel and gilt bronze duck censer is Lot number 71. Late Ming Dynasty, the duck is modelled with lifelike proportions with the head tilted  open for the release of smoke and the expressive face is enhanced by  translucent green glass eyes. It is 24cm tall. The estimate is £20,000 - £30,000

The emerald-green jadeite censer, with European gold mounting and topped with a boucheron pearl is late Qing Dynasty, c. 1900. Lot number 157, the exterior is carved in low relief with taotie heads, flanked by a pair of openwork S-shaped handles. The original pearl, missing in the Sotheby’s catalogue photograph in 1986, was loose and misplaced during viewing. It was replaced shortly after the sale by Boucheron, Paris. The piece is 10cm tall and the estimate is £10,000 - £15,000.

You can view the whole sale in more detail in the online catalogue.

SOLD: £4,800 incl Buyer's Premium

On Tuesday this week the 20th Century and Contemporary Art & Design sale was a great success, as is becoming the norm for this popular sale.

One of the stars  was this lovely lady - a Lenci earthenware figure by Helen Konig Scavini, circa 1930's, 'Me Ne Infischio - La Studentessa', the subject is a young woman sitting on a bookcase with an open book at her feet. It was hand painted and signed Lenci - Torino 6 XII, Made in Italy - TK. The hammer price was £4,800 incl Buyers Premium.

SOLD: £2,400 incl Buyer's Premium

We also sold three large Whitefriars 'Banjo' vases, circa 1970, designed by Geoffrey Baxter. The unusual amethyst colour of this one meant it achieved £2,400 incl Buyers Premium.

Coming up we have a Rug sale on Tuesday 12th May, Stamps, Coins and Banknotes on 19th May and Jewellery and Watches on 26th May.
We are also building sales of Wines and Spirits, Fine Art, Printed Books and Manuscripts and Antiquities - and consignments are always welcome so do get in touch.

We accept consignments up to 3 weeks before each Specialist sale,
and every week for our General sales.

Check the sale calendar for more details.