Results: Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art

Doubles Estimate during Asian Art in London

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Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art
Monday 16th November 2015
Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire

Sale Total £484,511
280 Lots sold
336 Lots offered
83% Sold by lot

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."

Auction Highlights

An early 17th century Japanese Namban lacquered cabinet from a Scottish Country House collection, acquired in the 19th century.
Sold for £28,520 [Lot 332, 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 [Lot 75, est. £10,000-15,000]

A rare Imperial yellow-glazed moulded archaistic ritual food vessel and cover, Gui, Qing Dynasty.
Sold for £16,120 [Lot 171, 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 [Lot 29, est. £5,000-7,000]

A Chinese jade oval Ming-style confronting dragon table screen, Qing Dynasty.
Sold for £8,680 [Lot 104, est. £700-1,000]

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Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions is the trading name of The Fine Art Auction Group, and is a UK 'top' auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. It covers all aspects of fine art and antiques, with market leading specialists in Traditional Furniture, Clocks and Paintings, Contemporary Art and Design, Modern Prints, Books and Works on Paper, Fine Jewellery and Objects of Vertu, Asian Art and Fine Wine.

Mallett Antiques, a subsidiary of The Fine Art Auction Group, is one of the oldest established antique dealers in the world, celebrating its 150 year anniversary in 2015. It specialises in the finest pieces of furniture and works of art, including pictures, clocks and other high quality objets d'art, primarily from the 18th century and Regency periods.

The business operates from two flagship showrooms, the magnificent Ely House on London's Dover Street and 929 Madison Ave (at 74th) in New York. It also boasts the picturesque country house Donnington Priory as it's Berkshire salerooms for more traditional auctions and a secondary London saleroom on Maddox Street that specialises in Books and Works on Paper.

London - 17th November 2015