Auction of Asian Works of Art on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10am
Chinese Famille Verte Glazed Porcelain Rouleau Vase Achieves $68,750
Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for the September 21 Asian Works of Art Auction
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle’s July 23, 2020 auction of Fine Asian Works of Art demonstrated that period Chinese porcelain, always the backbone of the Chinese art market, continue to attract international collectors. Prices for fine Chinese bronze, porcelain, jade, snuff bottles and more have remained strong throughout 2020, and we are tremendously encouraged heading into the upcoming 2020/2021 auction season.
The recent sale provides ample evidence of the continued buoyancy of the international market, as competitive bidding drove the total to a successful $441,469, at the high end of the $298,500-450,000 estimate.
Highlighting the sale was an exceptional Chinese famille verte rouleau vase that soared past its estimate of $1,200-1,800 to achieve a stunning $68,750. The vase was the cause of much reexamination and deliberation among the Chinese porcelain connoisseurs who visited Doyle’s showroom by appointment. As so many porcelains in the Kangxi style were recreated in the “Kangxi revival” era of the 19th century, potential bidders were at first skeptical but then appeared to warm to the notion of this heavily-potted, meticulously-decorated vase actually dating to that first great imperial period of the Qing Dynasty. The vase's exceptional hammer price demonstrates the faith bidders recognized in the vase’s extraordinary age, quality and condition.
Two exceptional examples of Chinese monochrome porcelain also achieved strong results, led by a green glazed porcelain bowl that fetched $34,375, far surpassing its $1,500-2,500 estimate. Bearing a six-character reign mark of the Kangxi Emperor to the underside and beautifully-incised Buddhist emblems to the exterior, the bowl is a rare and fine porcelain artifact of the early Qing Dynasty. The bowl bearing the “bajixiang”, or 8 Buddhist Emblems, rendered in delicate detail is made even rarer by its even and deep green glaze.
A worthy companion to the bowl was another example marked and dating to the period of the Kangxi Emperor (1661-1722) that realized $22,500, ten times its estimate of $1,500-2,500. The Emperor Kangxi was the second Qing Emperor and enjoyed the longest reign of any ruler of that dynasty -- a period in which the empire prospered and the production of fine arts flourished. Like the green glazed bowl, this finely-potted bowl demonstrates perfect symmetry and is covered in a fine monochrome glaze. Its imperial yellow tone is a color closely associated with the Emperor and his family.
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Next Asian Works of Art Auction: September 21
Consignments are currently being accepted for the September 21 Asian Works of Art auction. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection. Please call Richard Cervantes at 215-539-3109 or email [email protected]
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