It is a rare opportunity when an auction house and a museum collaborate on a quality sale. The upcoming Chinese Art auction offered by Christie’s does just that, benefitting The Art Institute of Chicago’s Asian Art Acquisition Fund. Estimates range from $1,200 to $500,000 in this collection of rare porcelain vases, jars, and decorative items from the Ming and Qing dynasties.
There are several obvious highlights in the sale, including a blue and white dragon and lotus vase from the 18th century and a flared yellow and blue bowl. There are several extraordinary pieces that—while not immediately noticeable—are both beautiful and valuable. Tea dust- and peach bloom-glazed vases are among these rare, minimalistic beauties that define this unusual auction. Visit Christie’s to view the full catalog and register to bid.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Art (84)
# of Lots:84
Price Range:$1,200 to $500,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A VERY RARE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE DRAGON AND LOTUS VASE, TIANQIUPING|| Estimate: |
|A VERY RARE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-DECORATED YELLOW-ENAMELED STEM BOWL|| Estimate: |
|A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED DOMED WATERPOT, TAIBAI ZUN|| Estimate: |
|A TEADUST-GLAZED VASE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER INCISED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)|| Estimate: |
|A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED BRUSH WASHER, TANGLUO XI|| Estimate: |
|A CARVED RED-OVERLAY GLASS BALUSTER VASE 18TH-19TH CENTURY|| Estimate: |