Chinese sale in Berkshire doubles estimate

Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions recent Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art sale at Donnington Priory in Berkshire proved a success with results doubling pre-sale estimates.

The sale of 280 of the overall 336 Lots was £484,511.

Mark Newstead, Head of Chinese Ceramics commented after the sale: “We’re delighted with today’s result. Competitive bidding online and in the room sent prices soaring past their estimates adding to an impressive sale total of £484,511, double the pre-sale estimate.

“Viewing during Asian Art in London at our Ely House showroom on Dover Street offered increased exposure to the wider market and today’s results proved exceptional prices can be achieved outside of the city.”

The highlights of the auction were:

Lot 332 (2)An early 17th century Japanese Namban lacquered cabinet from a Scottish Country House collection, acquired in the 19th century (left). Sold for £28,520 (est. £4,000-6,000)

A fine Qing Dynasty large Chinese soapstone group presumably depicting a scene from the Han Dynasty, stands at an impressive 42.5cm high. Flags inscribed ‘The Han dynasty’ and ‘Nanyang bridge’. Sold for £16,120 (est. £10,000-15,000)

Lot 171_a (2)A rare Imperial yellow-glazed moulded archaistic ritual food vessel and cover, Gui, Qing Dynasty (right). Sold for £16,120 (est. £5,000-7,000)

A Chinese gilt-bronze of Vishnu riding on Garuda, probably Qing Dynasty, lotus base cast with the Qianlong six-character mark. Sold for £11,780 (est. £5,000-7,000)

A Chinese jade oval Ming-style confronting dragon table screen, Qing Dynasty. 
Sold for £8,680
(est. £700-1,0000)


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