RESULTS: Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

South Kensington – Friday, 12 November 2010

Sale no: 5528 – Top Three

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

Sold:

£3,483,750

$5,584,451

€4,103,858

Lots Sold:  393

Lots Offered: 493

Sold by Lot: 80%

Sold by £: 91%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.603  /  €1.178

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 Buyer

1038

A copper red glazed vase, Kangxi underglaze blue six character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

5,000-8,000

£217,250 $348,252
€255,921

Asian Trade

1450

A Celadon glazed double-gourd vase, Qianlong underglaze blue seal mark and possibly of the period (1736-1795)

25,000-35,000

£79,250 $127,038
€93,357

Asian Trade

1174

Four white jade carvings, 20th century

2,500-4,000

£63,650 $102,031
€74,979

Asian Trade

1089

A yellow jade gu vase, 19th century

2,000-3,000

£61,250 $98,184
€72,153

Asian Trade

1269

A Famille Rose bowl , Yongzheng six character mark within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

2,000-4,000

£56,450
$90,489
€66,498

European Trade

1449

A flambé lobed gu vase, Qianlong incised seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

15,000-25,000

£55,250
$88,566
€65,085

Asian Trade

1146

A Chinese cloisonné enamel ewer and cover, 17th century

6,000-8,000

£51,650 $82,795
€60,844

Asian Private

1268

A Famille Rose bowl, Yongzheng six character mark within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

2,000-4,000

£45,650
$73,177
€53,776

European Trade

1175

Four jade carvings, 20th century

2,500-4,000

£44,450 $71,253
€52,362

European Trade

1080

A blue and white Buddhist emblems bowl, Qianlong underglaze blue seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

15,000-25,000

£39,650 $63,559
€46,708

Asian Trade

  

 

Comment: Jeremy Morgan, Associate Director, Head of Chinese Art, Christie's South Kensington:

“The diverse sale of Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles today achieved the largest and strongest results to date for this category at South Kensington. A large number of bidders attended the auction in person, and eleven Christie’s Mandarin speakers also received telephone bids throughout the 8 ½ hour sale.

The sale demonstrated a change in clients’ buying focus, with further concentration on Imperial and Imperial type porcelain and works of art, where very strong prices were achieved including a rare Kangxi Period (1662-1722) copper red glazed vase from a Private Asian Collection selling for £217,250, and an exquisite small yellow jade vase dating to the 19th century which sold for £61,250. A continued strength and growth was seen in Chinese 20th century paintings, and early 20th century finely enamelled porcelains sections, as well as a new and rising interest in the woven heritage of the Chinese Emperors and their courts, with two lots in particular comprising brocade sutra covers, lots 1210 and 1211, selling for £27,500 and £39,650 respectively.” 

 

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