Paintings Attributed to Qi Baishi and Zhao Chang Come to Auction With HindmanMar 25, 2021 11:00 EDT
Four paintings by Qi Baishi, formerly in the collection of a Turkish missionary, will lead Hindman’s upcoming Chinese Works of Art sale. Qi based these flower scrolls on the traditional four seasons motif. The first panel shows lotus flowers in the rain to represent summer, and the second shows chrysanthemums with a curved pine branch to represent autumn and longevity. A panel with camellias and plum blossoms represents winter. To capture spring, Qi chose the flowering Chinese wisteria instead of the traditional orchid. Before entering the art market, these ink and watercolor paintings were owned by Cao Kun, who served as the President of the Republic of China in the 1920s.
This sale will present other notable examples of Chinese fine art, including a painting attributed to Zhao Chang. Titled Peonies and Quails, the ink and color on silk piece bears one artist seal and 15 collector seals. Zhao was a Song dynasty artist known for his paintings that paired flowers and birds. Few of his works still survive. Other unsigned paintings will be offered in this event, including loose album leaves capturing landscapes across multiple dynasties.
Beyond fine art, the catalog highlights various sculptures, carvings, and cloisonné works. A spinach jade square brush pot from the late Qing dynasty is among them. The carved piece shows four landscape scenes nestled among swirling clouds, mostly showing homes and pavilions from a distance. Visit Bidsquare for the complete listings and to place a bid.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Art (302), Sculptures & Carvings (116), Ceramics and Pottery (80), Paintings and Drawings (32)
# of Lots:311
Price Range:$500 - $120,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Qi Baishi|| Estimate: |
|Attributed to Zhao Chang|| Estimate: |
|A Carved Spinach Jade Landscape Square Brush Pot|| Estimate: |
|A Gilt Bronze and Cloisonné Enamel Dragon Vase|| Estimate: |
|A Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Black Lacquer Twelve-Panel Screen|| Estimate: |
|A Canton Enamel on Copper Bowl|| Estimate: |