Rare Chinese Wucai Porcelain and Japanese Haniwa Figure Come to Sale With Brunk AuctionsAug 18, 2022 09:00 EDT
A traditional art of adorning white Chinese porcelain, wucai gained popularity during the Ming dynasty, Jiajing period. The method involves firing the object twice. The first firing is done using underglaze cobalt blue for outline whereas the second is done after overglaze enamels (green, red, and yellow) are applied. A rare wucai porcelain bowl from the Jiajing era is a key highlight of the upcoming Brunk Auctions event. Supported with gilt silver mounts, the exterior is painted with iron red, green, and turquoise enamels depicting pheasant and foliage motifs. The interior is decorated with underglaze blue border, a bird, and a lotus pond. Another noteworthy Chinese lot is a pair of tabletop display cabinets. Each rectangular piece is designed with zitan wood panels and mounted on two prominent incurved feet. It comprises five glass paneled doors on the upper section and two doors and drawers with relief carving on the lower side.
A Japanese Haniwa figure of a musician along with a wooden support column and square base also leads the listings. Haniwa terracotta clay figures were used as ritual and funerary objects during the Kofun period. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
Lot Categories:Asian Works of Art (304), Ceramics and Pottery (117), Bronzes (28), Paintings and Drawings (23)
# of Lots:305
Price Range:$25 - $5,000
Interesting lots include:
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|A Rare Chinese Wucai Bowl with Silver Mounts|| Estimate: |
|Very Fine Pair Chinese Zitan Tabletop Display Cabinets|| Estimate: |
|Pair of Chinese Green Celadon Slip Decorated Vases|| Estimate: |
|Japanese Haniwa Figure with Stand|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer Censer|| Estimate: |