Artspire Auctions

Roxby House, Station Road, Sidcup, United Kingdom DA15 7EJ

About Auction House

Artspire was formed with the express aim to create an excellent centre for the sale by auction of antiques, fine art and collector’s items in the South West of England. Combining professional personal advice with innovative, thoughtful marketing and a deep understanding of the world of art and antiques, Artspire Auctioneer operates internationally, providing expert advice on all aspects of art and antiques, from free valuation to auction service, storage and shipping. Working with various online platform and drawing on a broad list of trusted clients around the world, we constantly fulfill ...Read More
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    Artspire Auctions Offers Asian Art and Antiques in Upcoming Sale

    Also known as greenware, celadon is a jade green glazed pottery that originated in China and was very popular in the Zhejiang province. Because it resembles highly-valued jade, celadon is considered a classic style. A celadon jade dragon seal is a key highlight of the upcoming Asian Art and Antiques sale, presented by Artspire Auctions. The seal measures 10 centimeters in length, 9.8 centimeters in width, and 9.2 centimeters in height. Another notable lot is a circular Chinese copper-inlaid gold mirror with a mythical beast carved on the reverse. Ancient Chinese magic mirrors originated during the Han dynasty (206 BCE – 24 CE). The reverse sides of the mirrors were cast in bronze (copper being the primary metal in the alloy). These mirrors seem to turn transparent when bright light falls on their shiny surface. The light reflects from the mirror to a solid surface, projecting the patterns on the mirror’s back.  The sale also features a gilt bronze figure of Tara, the female manifestation Avalokiteśvara (the bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas). Tara is also called Jetsun Dölma in Tibet and Guanyin in China. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.