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Blue and white ‘bird and tree’ bowls

Top-selling Chinese bowls star in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week

04 December 2020

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare pair of Chinese porcelain blue and white bowls that doubled estimate in Bath.

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Monochrome surprise as Chinese bowl brings hefty bidding at Dreweatts

30 November 2020

The unexpected highlight of Dreweatts’ (25% buyer’s premium) sale on November 12 was provided by this copper red glazed globular form bowl.

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Windfall sums for the three abundances at Olympia Auctions

30 November 2020

The sale held by Matthew Barton at Olympia Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) on November 18 included a series of pairs of 6in (15cm) diameter porcelain bowls from a private European collection assembled in Hong Kong in the 1980s-90s.

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ʻThe epitome of old European taste’: British diplomat's collection of Chinese ceramics sells at Semley Auctions

30 November 2020

Semley Auctions (22% buyer’s premium) in Dorset secured one of the choice consignments this season: the Martin Robert Morland (1933-2020) collection of Chinese ceramics.

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Qing blue and white porcelain bowl carries an auspicious message

21 September 2020

This 9in (23cm) Qing blue and white porcelain bowl decorated in underglaze blue with squirrels in fruiting bears a Qianlong (1736-95) six-character seal mark and is probably of the period.

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Get your claws into a dragon bowl

22 June 2020

Hindman will holding Asian art sales in Chicago over two days on June 25-26.

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Immortal bowl’s lasting effect

30 March 2020

This Yongzheng (1722-35) mark and period Eight Immortals bowl sold for £26,000 at the Hansons (20% buyer’s premium) auction in Teddington last month.

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Kashmir woollen design is surprise top seller as a family estate comes to Yorkshire auction

23 March 2020

Long unseen material from the country home of an ancient English family brought some estimate-demolishing five-figure bids at Morphets (17.5% buyer’s premium) including a genuine sleeper.

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Falangcai enamel bowl heads Paris Asian series at €3.25m

06 January 2020

A Yongzheng (1723-35) mark and period falangcai enamel bowl sold for €3.25m (£2.8m) to lead the recent round of Asian art sales in Paris.

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Gilt bronze buddha from charity shop makes five-figure sum at Gloucestershire auction

06 November 2019

A gilt bronze model of a buddha donated to a charity shop by a donor took a hammer price of £15,000 at an auction in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art sells off Irving gift at New York Asia Week auction

16 September 2019

Sotheby’s opened its September Asia Week auctions in New York on September 10 with the $8.3m sale of Chinese art consigned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Yongzheng perfection sets house record in Bath

05 August 2019

Aldridges of Bath smashed its house record last week with the sale of a Yongzheng mark and period bowl for £220,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium). It had come for sale following a routine house call.

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Tianminlou collection sells out in Hong Kong auction

08 April 2019

Sotheby’s spring Hong Kong auction series generated a grand total of HK$3.78bn (£367m) – the second highest in the company’s 46-year history in the territory – and a combined sell-through rate of 90%.

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Rolf Heiniger collection consigned to Lausanne saleroom

19 November 2018

Dogny Auction in Switzerland will be offering around 75 lots of ceramics and other Asian works art from the collection of Rolf Heiniger in its winter sale on December 4-5 in Lausanne.

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The Chinese market seen in monochrome

28 May 2018

Well-provenanced Chinese monochromes dominated bidding at recent Asian art sales across the UK regions.

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Sotheby's spring Hong Kong auctions feature top-selling trio of Chinese imperial objects

09 April 2018

Sotheby’s spring Hong Kong series included a trio of eight-figure Chinese imperial works of art.

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Record breaker? Rare Chinese gold-pink Kangxi bowl comes to auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

06 March 2018

A rare Kangxi bowl coming onto the market for the first time in 30 years could test the auction record for Chinese ceramics.

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Rare Northern Song dynasty Ru Guanyao brush washer to star at Sotheby’s sale

24 August 2017

A Ru Guanyao brush washer is up at auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.

Ming bowl

Exceptional Ming ‘fish pond’ bowl sells for more than £22m at auction in Hong Kong

05 April 2017

An exceptional Xuande mark and period ‘fish pond’ bowl, trumpeted by Sotheby’s as among the greatest examples of early Ming blue and white porcelain in private hands, sold in Hong Kong for HK$229m (£22.9m) on April 4.

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Auctioneers brought in to value Chinese art collection after family spat

06 October 2016

A family row over a large collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain escalated this week after Art Fund trustee Caroline Butler hired Christie’s to value the collection.

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