Sotheby’s to Showcase a Qianlong Carved White Jade Dragon Vase in Upcoming Important Chinese Art AuctionSep 21, 2022 09:00 EDT
This September, Sotheby’s is offering Chinese works of art that highlight the country’s rich artistic history. A focal point of the auction is a Qing dynasty vase created during the reign of Emperor Qianlong. This vase, carved from white jade, shows five-clawed dragons, scrolling clouds, and medallions on each of its sides. Likely created by imperial workshops, this piece uses dragon imagery to affirm the power and supremacy of Emperor Qianlong. The Emperor was especially fond of white jade and encouraged the growth of the arts under his rule.
Also available is a 13.5-inch-tall cylindrical vase with a white body and blue decoration of two men conversing with one another amidst the Chinese winter. This transitional period vase dates back to the 1640s. Other notable items in the catalog include a display cabinet from the 17th or 18th century, a blue and white pouring vessel originating during the Ming dynasty period of the 15th century, and more. View the entire collection and register to bid by visiting Sotheby’s.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Art (219)
# of Lots:219
Price Range:$2,000 - $1,200,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Carved White Jade 'Dragon' Vase, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period|| Estimate: |
|Display Cabinet, 17th/18th Century|| Estimate: |
|Blue And White Pouring Vessel (Yi), Ming Dynasty, 15th Century|| Estimate: |
|Blue And White 'Immortals' Cylindrical Vase, Transitional Period, Circa 1640|| Estimate: |
|Liu Haisu|| Estimate: |
|'Cizhou' White-glazed Sgraffiato 'Peony' Vase, Northern Song / Jin Dynasty|| Estimate: |