One of eight auctions celebrating New York’s Asian Art Week, the Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale offered by Christie’s contains items that can only be described as masterpieces. Almost 300 available lots range in value from $1,200 to $3.5 million, covering categories as diverse as furniture, religious statues, and decorative arts.
One of the most extraordinary lots is a rare folding chair from the Ming dynasty. Its horseshoe-back frame, graceful lines, and exotic rosewood materials make this a beautiful chair. Its history as one of only 30 known specimens used by those of imperial rank takes it beyond extraordinary. Another major feature in this auction is a carved jade dragon head—a ferocious and intricate piece with remarkably few imperfections for an item crafted between 618-907 A.D. To view these items and many more, visit Christie’s.
# of Lots:288
Price Range:$1,200 to $3,500,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A MAGNIFICENT AND VERY RARE HUANGHUALI FOLDING HORSESHOE-BACK ARMCHAIR, JIAOYI|| Estimate: |
|THE JUNKUNC JADE DRAGON HEAD AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT PALE GREYISH-GREEN JADE CARVING OF A DRAGON HEAD TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)|| Estimate: |
|AN IMPORTANT MASSIVE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A FEREGHAN HORSE TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)|| Estimate: |
|A VERY RARE AND FINELY ENAMELED FAMILLE ROSE MILLE FLEURS LANTERN VASE JIAQING IRON-RED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820)|| Estimate: |
|A RARE AND FINELY CAST GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA 17TH-18TH CENTURY|| Estimate: |
|A RARE AND LARGE DALI MARBLE-INSET ZITAN TABLE SCREEN 19TH CENTURY|| Estimate: |