Past Auction

Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vases Achieves $1.2 Million at Doyle New York's Asian Works of Art Auction

Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 10am EDT |
New York
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September 15, 2014 Total More Than Doubles Pre-Sale Estimate

  • September 15, 2014 Total More Than Doubles Pre-Sale Estimate
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Doyle New York's Asian Works of Art auction on September 15, 2014 attracted strong competition from an international audience of bidders participating in the salesroom, on the telephones, and live on the Internet. The sale offered over 350 lots showcasing the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings included porcelain, jades, scholars' objects, furniture, bronzes, screens and paintings.

Highlighting the sale was a pair of 19th century Chinese Famille Rose glazed porcelain covered vases that achieved a stunning $1,205,000, shattering the pre-sale estimate of $10,000-15,000. Measuring 16 inches in height and bearing the Qianlong seal mark, the vases were decorated with blossoming branches on a turquoise ground.

Chinese jades in the sale featured a pair of 19th century white jade chrysanthemum-shape bowls from the Collection of Jerome M. and Rhoda S. Fischer. Measuring 6 7/8 inches in diameter, the bowls soared past their estimate of $30,000-50,000, fetching a surprising $100,000. From the same collection was a pair of 18th century light celadon jade cups, diameter 4 1/2 inches, that sold for $56,250, well over their estimate of $25,000-35,000.

The selection of Chinese scholars' objects was highlighted by a Qing Dynasty agarwood sceptre measuring 17 1/2 inches in length. Elaborately carved as a fruiting gourd vine, and in very good condition, the sceptre achieved a stunning $81,250, many times its estimate of $15,000-25,000.

Chinese furniture also performed very strongly at the auction. A large zitan table estimated at $30,000-50,000 fetched $93,750, a pair of 19th/20th century huanghuali horseshoe back armchairs estimated at $4,000-6,000 sold for a surprising $56,250, and an 18th/19th century hanghuali side table estimated at $3,000-5,000 achieved an equally impressive $40,625.

With competitive bidding, the sale totaled $3,311,438, more than doubling its estimate of $1,048,600-1,597,100, with 79% sold by lot and 94% by value.

All prices include the Buyer’s Premium.

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