The Kangxi period was often considered the height of decorative Chinese screen production. Among the most famous screens produced during this time are Coromandel screens. Although made in China, these screens received their name from India’s Coromandel coast, where they were shipped to Europe. Coromandel screens were made by applying lacquer in even layers over a softwood core. In the next step, designs are carved into the screen’s surface, and the recesses are filled with scenes. A Chinese Coromandel screen is one of the leading lots of the upcoming February Auction, to be offered by Leonard Auction. The six-panel screen belongs to the Kangxi period. It is carved on both sides; one side depicts figures in a courtyard while the other features trees and waterfowl.
Another notable lot in this sale is a jadeite pendant. Because of its limited production in Burma, as well as its translucency and quality of reflection, jadeite is highly prized in the Eastern market. The available heart-shaped pendant has a circular jadeite disc surrounded by a gold and opal filigree. The auction will also present a Mills 25-cent slot machine with a figural stand by Royal Bell. The machine is included in the ‘Rock n’ Roll Singers’ collection produced by the company. View these lots and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (59), Decorative Arts (262), Furniture (44), Jewelry (114), American Indian & Ethnographic (7), Couture & Textiles (14), Collectibles (91)
# of Lots:597
Price Range:$50 - $16,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Chinese K ang Hsi Period Coromandel Screen||
|George Angell English Sterling Silver Repousse Footed Compotes||
|Francesco Allegrini (Italian, 1624-c.1680) The Battle of the Milvian Bridge Gouache on Vellum||
|Mexico: 1917 20 Pesos Gold||
|Robert Wyland (American, b.1956) Dolphin Light Lucite and Metal Sculpture||
- American Indian & Ethnographic
- Couture & Textiles
- Decorative Arts
- Fine Art
- Carlo Bugatti
- Gunnar Birkerts
- Jeff Messerschmidt
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