Freeman’s Offers Zhang Daqian Painting, Japanese Export Silver, and Other RaritiesOct 18, 2023 10:00 EDT
Assorted works of fine Asian art, including porcelain, paintings, sculptures, and household objects, will be available in Freeman’s October Asian Art auction. Among the top lots is a 1948 painting by Chinese artist Zhang Daqian. Today known as one of the most prolific and famous Chinese artists of the 20th century, Zhang got his start by copying the works of old masters. These forgeries were highly respected for their technical skill, and Zhang would eventually blend ancient Chinese painting techniques with elements of the Western avant-garde. The available ink and color on paper contains two seals in the upper left and an additional seal in the lower right. It depicts a scholar meditating with trees appearing in the background.
A selection of important porcelain is available in this auction, including a Chinese blue and white porcelain jar from the 15th/16th century, or possibly later. The ovoid jar is decorated with a scene of immortals playing games and performing tasks. An elaborate border rings the short neck and base. Beyond Chinese art, the catalog includes works from various other Asian cultures. This includes a Japanese export silver tea and coffee service manufactured by Arthur & Bond in Yokohama. The pieces show fierce dragons twisting in high relief. Bidders can also consider a large Mandalay-style Burmese Buddha figure, assorted Vietnamese ceramics, and several Tibetan thangkas. Visit Freeman’s website for more information on this Asian Art sale and to register to bid.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Art (256)
# of Lots:256
Price Range:$450 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A pair of Chinese huanghuali continuous yoke-back armchairs, Nanguanmaoyi, Qing Dynasty 黃花梨南官帽椅一對 清|| Estimate: |
|Zhang Daqian (Chinese, 1899-1983) Scholar Meditating in a Landscape, 1948 張大千（1899-1983）高士靜思圖 1948|| Estimate: |
|A large Chinese famille verte-glazed Buddhist lion and cub, Kangxi period 素三彩少獅太獅 清 康熙|| Estimate: |
|A very large Mandalay style Burmese patinated bronze figure of the seated Buddha 大型緬甸加漆銅塑佛造像|| Estimate: |
|A Chinese blue and white porcelain "Windswept" jar 15th/16th century or later 青花人物罐 十五十六世紀或更晚|| Estimate: |
|An impressive Japanese export silver four-piece "Dragon" tea and coffee service with tray, retailed by Arthur & Bond, Yokohama, late 19th/early 20th century|| Estimate: |