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.
Lot Categories:Asian Works of Art (248), Ceramics and Pottery (132), Sculptures & Carvings (84), Prints & Multiples (14)
# of Lots:248
Price Range:$50 - $5,000
Interesting lots include:
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|A Chinese Copper-Inlaid Mythical Beast gold Mirror|| Estimate: |
|A Gilt-Bronze Figure Of Seated Tara|| Estimate: |
|An Indian Gandhara Stone Figure Of Buddha|| Estimate: |
|A Chinese Bronze Enamel Floral Snuff Bottle|| Estimate: |
|A Celadon Jade 'Dragon' Seal|| Estimate: |