Our biannual Asian sales in the antique department aim to shine a light on the arts of Asia and to offer decorators pieces for creating an Asian interior.
The sale opens with an interesting large bronze twin handled ritual food vessel or burner, of archaic form with twin handled Taotie masks and cloisonné enamel.
Lot 119 the attractively green glazed meiping vase is estimated at £800-£1200. The ceramics industry in China was typically centred around Jingdezhen yet the Chinese actually had many other regional kilns. Cizhou wares were predominantly Northern and in production from the late Tang to the early Ming. Although these were populist and not Imperial wares, such pieces reveal a nation far advanced in it’s ceramic technology.
Ox blood glaze or ‘langyaohong’ was developed during the late Kangxi period. The addition of copper oxide was used in an attempt to revive the Xuande copper red wares. Lot 182 is a later example of this which had been converted to a lamp. It is offered at £300 - £500.
Although of European origin, there is a lovely set of Samson of Paris porcelain plates in the Yongzheng export style – lot 146. The factory were masters at emulating the porcelain works of other producers.
We are now inviting entries for our November Asian sale and our quarterly fine art sale in July.
Other highlights in the general order of sale are lot 240 a post war glass bowl designed by Edward Hald of Orrefors, known as a graal, or 'grail' fish bowl. The inscription potentially dates the piece to 1948. Offered for sale at £150-250.
Lot 269 provides a rather nice connection between the glass making industry and the ceramics, being a group of individually hand painted Wedgwood plates manufactured for James Powell and Sons of Conduit Street. The Whitefriars glass company. Estimated at £100-£200.
Order of sale
Lot 1 - 201 Asian art and Asian interiors
Lot 202 - 294 Object d’art
Lot 295 – 383 Prints, Works on paper & Oil Paintings
Lot 384 – 488 Furniture
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