I will keep this site up as a resource for learning but unfortunately not able to update it in the future as am just way too busy. Irv
Collections can be viewed now at www.gianguanacutions.com. In-gallery preview opens Friday, March 3rd at Gianguan Auctions’ mid-town gallery, 39 W. 56th Street. The sale is Saturday, March 11th, starting at 10 a.m., the first weekend of Asia Week.
Lot 128–a black glazed bottle-neck vase of the Qing Dynasty elaborately enameled with gilt wire outlines on a field of Famille rose. Six Buddhist lions, florals and acanthus leaves are set off by a gilt key-fret rim. The blue reign mark and the Qianlong six-character mark are on its base. The estimate is “by request”.
Well chicken cup really but who’s counting!
A rare Chinese porcelain cup sold for $180,000 at Brunk Auctions this Saturday.
The Imperial cup features the sealmark of Qianlong in underglaze blue and fine polychrome enameling. It also features an inscribed poem attributed to the Qianlong Emperor which bears the date of the bingshen year (1776).
According to Andrew Brunk, President of Brunk Auctions, “The exceptional sale of this piece of porcelain suggests that Brunk Auctions has extensive reach in the Chinese market. We are delighted that this fine cup sold for a price comparable to similar works at New York Auction houses.”
Auction House: Lawrences of Crewkerne
Lot Number: 1981
CHINESE TIBETAN STYLE TEMPLE VASE
Benbaping Jaiqing style mark Republic Period enamelled with scrolling flowers and the Eight Buddhist Treasures on a white ground beneath a banded neck and drum shaped top now glued to the base iron red six character seal style mark 26.5cm.
Provenance: acquired by an ancestor of the vendor while working as a solicitor in Shanghai in the early 20th century and thence by descent.
Sold For: 252000
Boldon auction gallery will be holding a sale on the 9th of November 2016 to coincide with Asia week, they will offer for auction near on 100 lots from an old collection of period pieces, we have picked out just a pieces we feel will do well.
View all the lotos in the sale HERE
A large Ming figure cast standing and gazing sternly downwards accentuated by elongated earlobes, the body elaborately draped in a heavy outer cloak and chased with a richly embroidered foliate meander, the two hands clasped one over the other and held in front of the chest.
An exceptional large pair of Bamboo vases Masterfully carved with a detailed continuous landscape depicting scholars in various pavilions, rocky mountain scenery amidst wutong and pine trees, a multitude of pagodas and pavilions & bridges over flowing streams all beneath a Greek key fret border and mythical beasts in swirling clouds standing on three Ruyi shaped feet.