Asian Art Week At Christies London To Offer Rare Pieces

Christie’s Asian Art sales in London this autumn will take place between 10 and 13 November and will feature a wide array of beautiful and rare works of exceptional quality and with important provenance, many offered to the market for the first time in decades.

The five auctions feature important works of art from a number of collections, including Chinese Archaic Bronzes from an Important Private European Collection, the Adrian Joseph Collection, the Late Francis Golding Collection, the collection of a Private European Family, property from a European lady of title, and a collection of snuff bottles from an important private Asian collector.

Spanning centuries of Chinese and Japanese craftsmanship and creativity, Christie’s Asian Art week will offer something to appeal to every collector.

The five sales are:

Status and Ritual: Chinese Archaic Bronzes from an Important Private European Collection and Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, both on 10 November at King Street; The Joseph Collection of Japanese Art and Aesthetic Intuition: Collecting Japanese Art in Postwar London both on 11 November at King Street; and at South Kensington: Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles on 11 and 13 November.

On 10 November Christie’s King Street will offer a group of 24 Archaic bronzes in the sale Status and Ritual: Chinese Archaic Bronzes from an Important Private European Collection. The collection was amassed during the 1960s and1970s and it is rare for a group of this size and quality to come to auction. Intended for use in ritual ceremonies, these vessels are remarkable for their inventive shapes, bold decoration, and precise casting. The group is led by a magnificent Zun ritual wine vessel dating to the late Shang- early western Zhou dynasty (estimate: £400,000-600,000).

With works spanning over 1,000 years and celebrating different artistic traditions, the Japanese sale includes important early sculpture, porcelain, folding screens, woodblock prints and fine lacquer. Highlights include an important gold Tebako [cosmetic box], Edo period (17th century), exhibited in the Tokugawa Art Museum in an exhibition of Treasures of the Owari Tokugawa Family (estimate: £300,000-400,000).





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