Asian Antiques Appraisals And Valuations

Chait prepares a connoisseur’s selection of Asian International fine art for its Sept. 23 auction

I.M. Chait Gallery & Auctioneers will present another outstanding selection of Asian and International fine art on Sept. 23 at the company’s Beverly Hills gallery. The auction selection includes 413 top-tier lots, ranging from important Chinese ceramics and carved ivories to European paintings and fine jewelry.

Lot 203 (pictured above) an exceptional Chinese antique rhinoceros-horn libation cup – one of the top lots in the sale – is inscribed on both its sides. Translated, the front inscription reads: “Yizui Kitiandi [Intoxicated (with wine) for prayer in heaven and earth].” A gilt poetic inscription on verso loosely translates, in part: “…Use this cup for tasting wine, [may your] longevity be without an end.” Measuring 4 5/8 inches in length, the cup comes in a signed wood box and has a presale estimate of $30,000-$40,000.

Fine Chinese ceramics to be auctioned include pieces from the Song, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Lot 202 a 16th-century Wanli blue-and-white porcelain dragon vase, 16th-century Ming Dynasty, exhibits “gu” form, with a long, slim neck, flared rim, bulbous body and slightly splayed base. Decorated with peonies, foliage and writhing dragons, it carries Wanli Period marks under its base. A ceramic of major importance, it is expected to make $50,000-$60,000.

Large and beautifully painted, Lot 201 a 15th-century blue-and-white Yuan Dynasty charger comes with provenance from a private Japanese collection. The 15 3/4-inch (dia.) charger features a center motif of fruit, squash and blossoms on vines flanking a palm-like plant. It is banded with a tasteful design of lotus blossoms and meandering foliage. Highly desirable, the piece is entered in the sale with a $40,000-$45,000 estimate.


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