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]






Lots Sold:  393

Lots Offered: 493

Sold by Lot: 80%

Sold by £: 91%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.603  /  €1.178





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price



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


£217,250 $348,252

Asian Trade


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


£79,250 $127,038

Asian Trade


Four white jade carvings, 20th century


£63,650 $102,031

Asian Trade


A yellow jade gu vase, 19th century


£61,250 $98,184

Asian Trade


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



European Trade


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



Asian Trade


A Chinese cloisonné enamel ewer and cover, 17th century


£51,650 $82,795

Asian Private


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



European Trade


Four jade carvings, 20th century


£44,450 $71,253

European Trade


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


£39,650 $63,559

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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