Fine Asian & Islamic Works of Art | Highlights November 2022

Fine Asian & Islamic Works of Art | Highlights November 2022

Works of Art from our Auction

In November 2022, our auction of Fine Asian & Islamic Works of Art featured masterfully crafted works of art from collections around the globe. Here, we are taking a look at a few highlights that featured in the sale.

Highlights from our November 2022 auction were led by impressive jade examples, beautifully crafted metalware and fabrics, as well as ceramics, works of art and paintings from across Asia. Included within the sale are also three impressive private Scottish collections featuring ceramics, bronze vessels and other metalwares. Here, we have selected a few pieces to highlight the fine craftsmanship of the works that were offered in our November 2022 auction...

 


 

Lot 21 | Rare Liao Dynasty Silk Woven Bag

RARE SILK WOVEN BAG LIAO DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURYLOT 21 | RARE SILK WOVEN BAG | LIAO DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY
遼 絲織束口袋 含白玉環 | Sold for £4,536*

 

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This silk bag, originally purchased in 1998 as a Qarakhanid silk bag, Inner Asia, 12th-13th century, later exhibited in the Arts from the Land of Timur exhibition in 2012 and catalogued as a Semirechye piece, has been suggested by several Asian art specialists to be a Liao dynasty textile after the exhibition.

Roughly a thousand years old, this fine silk bag is a rare survivor and a testimony to the extensive trade network passing through Central Asia during the eleventh/twelfth century. The quality of the silk and craftsmanship itself, largely lost today, further bears witness to the importance of the silk-route from China.

 


 

Lot 22 | Qing Dynasty 'Dragon' Throne Cushion Cover

 

‘DRAGON’ THRONE CUSHION COVER

LOT 22 | IMPERIAL YELLOW-GROUND SILK BROCADE 'DRAGON' THRONE CUSHION COVER | QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
清乾隆 御製明黃地織金錦海水龍紋龍椅寶座墊面 | Sold for £7,560*

 

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Lot 35 | Rare Ming Dynasty Bronze 'Dancing Foreigner' Arrow Vase, Touhu

 

Lot 35 | Rare Ming Dynasty Bronze 'Dancing Foreigner' Arrow Vase, Touhu
LOT 35 | RARE BRONZE 'DANCING FOREIGNER' ARROW VASE, TOUHU | MING DYNASTY, 1368-1644
明 銅胡人獻舞帶鋪首四出戟投壺 | Sold for £7,560*

 

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Lot 48 | Rare Group of Four Woodblock Prints by Ding Liang (Active 1735 - 1750)

 

Lot 48 | Rare Group of Four Woodblock Prints by Ding Liang (Active 1735 - 1750)

 
LOT 48 | RARE GROUP OF FOUR WOODBLOCK PRINTS BY DING LIANGXIAN (ACTIVE 1735-1750) | QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
清 丁亮先 罕見饾版拱花套印 博古花鳥、古玩 及 十二月採茶歌圖 版畫(共四幅) | Sold for £106,450*

 

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The name Ding Liangxian appears on a number of prints from Suzhou, Jinchang district. It refers either to a print workshop or the ingenious artist himself. They specialised in subject matters such as flowers, fruits and birds.

Although rare in the market, the prints presented in this lot can be compared to highly similar examples in the collection of the British Museum. For the 'arbutus and praying mantis', dated to the Qing dynasty, c.1735-c.1750, see museum no. 1906,1128,0.14. A related example, depicting pomegranates and praying mantis, offered at Sungari Beijing, 6-7 June 2019, lot 8664; For the 'pomegranate, magnolia and bird', similarly dated, see British Museum no. 1906,1128,0.6; For a similar example of the 'Antiquities', compare to museum no. 1906,1128,0.22. Other related examples, similarly depicting an arrangement of antiquities in different fashions, see museum nos. 1906,1128,0.24; 1906,1128,0.23 and 1906,1128,0.25.

The last print in this lot depicts the first three months of the ballad Song of the Twelve Months in the Tune of the Tea Picker’s Song. It consists of three scenes from top to bottom, featuring ballads for January, February, and March according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Compare to a related example depicting ballads for October, November and December, see British Museum no. 1991,1015,0.1. According to the curator's comments, which potentially could apply to the print in this lot, 'this print incorporates scenes from three popular dramas, turning each of them into a ballad. By illustrating and combining popular folk songs with scenes of dramas of the time, Ding Liangxian created a new type of woodblock print for urban audiences.'

 

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Lot 55 | Large Ink Painting of the God of Longevity, Shoulao and Boy Attributed to Gu Jianlong

 

Large Ink Painting of the God of Longevity, Shoulao and Boy Attributed to Gu Jianlong

 
LOT 55 | ATTRIBUTED TO GU JIANLONG (1606-AFTER 1687)
LARGE INK PAINTING OF THE GOD OF LONGEVITY, SHOULAO AND BOY, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
清 顧見龍款 《長壽仙芝》紙本設色 鏡框 | 款識:時己未之秋/仿唐子畏筆/意寫於深柳讀書草堂/雲臣顧見龍製 | 鈐印:顧見龍印、雲臣 | Sold for £2,142*

 

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Lot 64 | Rare Group of A Scholar's Ancestor Portraits

 

RARE GROUP OF A SCHOLAR'S PORTRAIT AND HIS ANCESTOR PORTRAITS
LOT 64 | RARE GROUP OF A SCHOLAR'S PORTRAIT AND HIS ANCESTOR PORTRAITS | QING DYNASTY, DAOGUANG PERIOD, 1831AD
清道光 周召棠肖像及其三代周李氏祖先像 紙本設色 鏡框(共九副)| Sold for £1,260*

 

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Lot 72 | Cinnabar 'Eight Daoist Emblems' Snuff Bottle

 

LOT 72 | CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'EIGHT DAOIST EMBLEMS' SNUFF BOTTLE | QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG MARK, 19TH CENTURY | 清 乾隆款 剔紅暗八仙紋鼻烟壺 | £300 - £500 + fees

LOT 72 | CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'EIGHT DAOIST EMBLEMS' SNUFF BOTTLE | QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG MARK, 19TH CENTURY
清 乾隆款 剔紅暗八仙紋鼻烟壺 | Sold for £630*

 

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Lot 99 | Rare Pair of Qing Dynasty Jade Table Screens

 

LOT 99 | FINELY CARVED AND RARE PAIR OF PALE CELADON JADE TABLE SCREENS WITH ZITAN STANDS | QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD, 1736-1795 清乾隆 青白玉雕山水人物圓屏一對 配紫檀雕蝙蝠祥雲紋木座 | £10,000 - £15,000 + fees
LOT 99 | FINELY CARVED AND RARE PAIR OF PALE CELADON JADE TABLE SCREENS WITH ZITAN STANDS | QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD, 1736-1795
清乾隆 青白玉雕山水人物圓屏一對 配紫檀雕蝙蝠祥雲紋木座 | Sold for £77,700*

 

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Lot 155 | Ming Dynasty 'Drunken Scholar' Incense Burner, Tonglu

 

LOT 155 | BLUE AND WHITE TRIPOD 'DRUNKEN SCHOLAR' INCENSE BURNER, TONGLU | MING DYNASTY, CHONGZHEN PERIOD 明崇禎 青花高士醉酒三足筒爐 | £1,500 - £2,000 + fees
LOT 155 | BLUE AND WHITE TRIPOD 'DRUNKEN SCHOLAR' INCENSE BURNER, TONGLU | MING DYNASTY, CHONGZHEN PERIOD
明崇禎 青花高士醉酒三足筒爐 | Sold for £31,450*

 

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Lot 158 | Qing Dynasty 'Flower' Bowls

 

LOT 158 PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'FLOWER' BOWLS QING DYNASTY, KANGXI MARK AND OF THE PERIOD 清康熙款及年代 青花四瓣花卉紋碗(共兩件) £3,000 - £5,000 + fees

LOT 158 | PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'FLOWER' BOWLS | QING DYNASTY, KANGXI MARK AND OF THE PERIOD
清康熙款及年代 青花四瓣花卉紋碗(共兩件)| Sold for £40,200*

 

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Lot 162 | Qing Dynasty Powder-Blue-Glazed Baluster Vase with Cove

LOT 162 | GILT-DECORATED POWDER-BLUE-GLAZED BALUSTER VASE WITH COVER | QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY 清 灑藍地描金花鳥紋將軍罐 | £400 - £600 + fees

LOT 162 | GILT-DECORATED POWDER-BLUE-GLAZED BALUSTER VASE WITH COVER | QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
清 灑藍地描金花鳥紋將軍罐 | Sold for £2,772*

 

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Lot 243 | 'Maple and Peacock' Vase by Zhai Xiaoxiang (1944- )

 

LOT 243 | FAMILLE ROSE 'MAPLE AND PEACOCK' VASE BY ZHAI XIAOXIANG (1944- ) 1995 一九九五 翟筱翔款 景德鎮製底款 粉彩紅霜素羽白孔雀紋燈籠形賞瓶 | £300 - £500 + fees

LOT 243 | FAMILLE ROSE 'MAPLE AND PEACOCK' VASE BY ZHAI XIAOXIANG (1944- )
1995 | 一九九五 翟筱翔款 景德鎮製底款 粉彩紅霜素羽白孔雀紋燈籠形賞瓶 | Sold for £1,071*

 

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Mr Zhai Xiaoxiang is one of eight Senior Masters currently working in Jingdezhen and the only one still painting in the traditional Imperial style. He was born in 1944 in Poyang county, Jiangxi Province. In 1955, he won a scholarship to the Art and Ceramics Training School, attached to the Art Porcelain Factory of Jingdezhen. During his time at the School he quickly earned a reputation for his excellent bird and flower painting. In 1975, he was invited by the Palace Museum, Beijing, to reproduce a copy, a porcelain, of a famous Kangxi Imperial cloisonne vase. The perfect work earned him not only the admiration of the museum and the industry in Jingdezhen but also a gold medal award from the President of the Chinese Republic. He is now a Consultant at the Jingdezhen Art College and the Deputy Director of the Jingdezhen Ceramic Research Institute, and his works are passionately collected in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan with a waiting list for his latest masterpieces.

A comparable vase with overglaze decoration of birds on a rock was painted by Zhia Xiaoxiang himself and given to V&A during the Olympia Fine Art and Antique Fair in February 1997, accession number FE.66-1997

 


 

Auction Information

 

Fine Asian & Islamic Works of Art

Friday 04 November 2022 | Live Online

 

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