Sep 20, 2023 10:00 EST

Asian Works of Art

 
Lot 120
 

120

A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures
Qianlong Period

The mirrored pair of caparisoned elephants cast with heads turned to one side showing ruyi-tipped trunks and heavy skin folds along each leg; each figure draped with cloisonne-decorated cloth and a copper saddle upon which rest archaistic vases on double lotus stands; each beast affixed to an octagonal waisted stand of stylized lotus form surmounted by an openwork copper fence.

Height 9 1/2 inches

Imperial Chinese gilt copper alloy elephants of this size and form were made to hold round plaques bearing auspicious or sacred emblems. A pair of similar imperial elephants with said emblems sold at a Canadian regional auction house -Lunds Auctioneers and Appraisers, LTD.- April 6, 2022. Individual examples sans emblems have sold at Bonhams Hong Kong -Lot 80, 27 May 2021; Sotheby's London -Lot 117, 6 November 2019; and Christie's Hong Kong -Lot 3174, 30 November 2011.


 

The mirrored pair of caparisoned elephants cast with heads turned to one side showing ruyi-tipped trunks and heavy skin folds along each leg; each figure draped with cloisonne-decorated cloth and a copper saddle upon which rest archaistic vases on double lotus stands; each beast affixed to an octagonal waisted stand of stylized lotus form surmounted by an openwork copper fence.

Height 9 1/2 inches

Notes:

Imperial Chinese gilt copper alloy elephants of this size and form were made to hold round plaques bearing auspicious or sacred emblems. A pair of similar imperial elephants with said emblems sold at a Canadian regional auction house -Lunds Auctioneers and Appraisers, LTD.- April 6, 2022. Individual examples sans emblems have sold at Bonhams Hong Kong -Lot 80, 27 May 2021; Sotheby's London -Lot 117, 6 November 2019; and Christie's Hong Kong -Lot 3174, 30 November 2011.

Components securely, but somewhat loosely, attached; base screws seemingly replaced; there is a fair amounts of soiling / age-appropriate wear throughout (see photos); some cloisonne elements of differing style / quality.

Lot 120 - A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures Lot 120 - A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures Lot 120 - A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures Lot 120 - A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures Lot 120 - A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures Lot 120 - A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures Lot 120 - A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures Lot 120 - A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures Lot 120 - A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures Lot 120 - A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures Lot 120 - A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures Lot 120 - A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures Lot 120 - A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures Lot 120 - A Pair of Imperial Chinese Gilt Bronze, Cloisonne and Champleve Enamel Elephant and Vase Figures

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Auction: Asian Works of Art, Sep 20, 2023

  • Auction of Asian Works of Art on Wednesday, September 20, 2023
  • Featured the Arts of China, Japan and throughout Asia
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Appraisal of Your Asian Works of Art


NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held an auction of Asian Works of Art on September 20, 2023. This highly-anticipated auction presented the arts of China, Japan and throughout Asia spanning the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Showcased were exceptional porcelains, bronzes, jades, snuff bottles, pottery, scholar’s objects, furniture and paintings from prominent collections and estates.

Doyle's September signature Asian Art auction was an exciting two-day sale preceded by a fun-filled exhibition in which familiar faces and new clients alike mingled in the gallery and explored the wide variety of art and artifacts on display. The sale days brought heated bidding and many strong prices across every category. Property from the Collection of Mary McFadden, Chinese porcelain and jade, Himalayan statuary and an iconic Japanese woodblock triptych were among the highlights.


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