Past Auction

Pacific Trade

Tue, May 04, 2021 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Mid-19th Century China Trade Painting Achieves $63,000 as Sale Total Surpasses Estimate


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  • Successful Pacific Trade Auction on May 4, 2021
  • Showcasing Chinese Export Porcelains, Paintings, Furniture and Silver and the Arts of Japan and Southeast Asia
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle was pleased to hold the successful Pacific Trade auction on May 4, 2021. This exciting sale offered a wide range of property, including Chinese export porcelain, paintings, furniture and decorative art, Japanese and Southeast Asian art and much more.

With strong international competition, the sale totaled a strong $343,917, surpassing its pre-sale estimate of $211,750-321,050, with 76% sold by lot and 82% by value.

Highlighting the sale was a rare and large China Trade painting that achieved $63,000, well over its $20,000-40,000. The mid-19th century painting depicted the Qing army subjugating the citizens of a southern region with a boat-filled harbor and rocky hills in the background.

Also performing strongly was an exceptional partial suite of China Trade hardwood furniture that realized $20,160, surpassing its $10,000-15,000 estimate. The circa 1840 suite was attributed to a commissioned suite of furniture made for Captain Robert Bennet Forbes (1804-1889) of Massachusetts. The Forbes House Museum in Milton, MA is the home Forbes and his brother, Captain John Murray Forbes, built for their mother in 1833. An identical armchair and sofa of very similar style remain on view in the Forbes House Museum.

The section of the sale devoted to export silver surpassed expectations. Highlighting this section was a Japanese silver figure of the goddess Kannon, height 17 inches, from the Meiji-Taisho Period that soared past its estimate of $2,000-3,000 to realize $20,160.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.


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