Shades of opaque pink and carmine distinguish famille rose wares in Chinese pottery. The colors were originally foreign in China and were introduced from Europe around the 16th century. Famille rose gained popularity during the Qing Dynasty. A pair of famille rose round plaques is among the featured items in the upcoming Asian Decorative Arts sale, presented by Oakridge Auction Gallery.
Jade, considered an imperial gem in China, is also highlighted in the auction. Jade symbolizes goodness, preciousness, and beauty in Chinese culture. A silver box with eight jade square plaques from the Ming dynasty is a featured lot. The jade plaques depict dragons among Ruyi and floral tracery. A white jade belt buckle with a carved chilong (hornless dragon) will also be available. The hook is shaped like a dragon head.
Two items from the 19th century will be on offer as well: a wooden tray with a blue phoenix, butterflies, and flowers, and a sculpture of the Budai in turquoise robes. In folklore, the smiling Shiwan kiln Budai is admired for his happy nature and wisdom of contentment. Completing the auction is a terracotta red Yixing teapot dating to the Republic period. To view these and similar items, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Art (372), Ceramics and Pottery (106), Asian Furniture (19), Paintings and Drawings (52), Prints & Multiples (20), Sculptures & Carvings (128), Bronzes (9), Snuff Bottles (15)
# of Lots:372
Price Range:$100- $25000
Interesting lots include:
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|Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Plaques by Cheng Men|| Estimate: |
|Chinese White Jade Belt Buckle, 19th Century|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Carved Jadeite Flower Vase, 19th Century|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Yixing Zisha Teapot, Republic|| Estimate: |
|Shiwan Budai Statue with Wood Stand, 19th Century|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Phoenix Embroidery Inset in Tray, 19th Century|| Estimate: |