Cloisonné is an art technique that uses enamel to decorate metal. Artisans developed the style around the 14th century. Many Chinese artists are known for using cloisonné and jade in their pieces of work, along with porcelain, pottery, and lacquer. Sotheby’s upcoming cloisonné and jade auction will highlight a rare cloisonné ‘bats and clouds’ vase from the Qing dynasty. The body of this vase is round, slimming out through the neck and featuring beasts on each handle. It shows 16 bats in red, pink, yellow, and green. They are depicted in flight amongst blue clouds.
A white and russet jade brush pot from the Qianlong period is available as well. This brush pot features a continuous landscape with a rider on horseback and another pushing a cart. There is a single songbird near the edge of the scene, while the pictured ravine shows cliffs that rise to either side. The brush pot measures just over seven inches tall. This auction will feature numerous items formerly held by the Brooklyn Museum. View the entire collection and register to bid at Sotheby’s.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Art (45)
# of Lots:45
Price Range:$500 - $1,500,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|An exceptional white and russet jade brushpot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period|| Estimate: |
|An exceptionally rare cloisonné enamel 'bats and clouds' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period|| Estimate: |
|A white jade marriage bowl, Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century|| Estimate: |
|An archaistic pale celadon jade 'dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century|| Estimate: |
|A celadon jade boy pouring vessel, Ming dynasty|| Estimate: |
|A serpentine balsam pear group, Early 20th century|| Estimate: |