Chinese export porcelain specialist Cohen & Cohen is part of a contingent of UK dealers showing and present this newly discovered large Chinese armorial charger, made for the Scottish market during the early reign of the Emperor Qianlong in c.1740.
Priced at $85,000, it is the sixth example belonging to a well-known group of chargers painted en grisaille in different designs copying European prints and is the only one known left in private ownership.
Hand painted by a Chinese artist in Canton, it depicts the 1737 print La Fontaine de Bacchus engraved by Jean Moyreau after an oil painting by Dutch artist Philips Wouwerman (1619-68).
Also set to offer items at the event is Koopman Rare Art.
Lewis Smith, director of Koopman Rare Art said: “This pandemic has taught us the importance of maintaining a virtual presence. We have seen the industry quickly develop and adapt to online auctions and fairs.
“Undoubtedly these digital formats will continue to improve and becoming increasingly more effective as new technologies are developed.”
Among the items being offered by Koopman is a silver George II two-handled cup and cover (London 1744) with an asking price of £48,000.
Koopman will also offer an English c.1820 gold mounted banded and moss agate box with an asking price of £45,000.