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Highlights | Fine Asian Works of Art Auction | June 2016

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Our auction of Fine Asian Works of Art on 21 June held close to London at the beautiful location of Crosshall Manor, St Neots, featured predominantly Chinese works of art ranging from the Han dynasty to contemporary. 

Buyers of the top lots were truly international originating from China as well as the USA and Europe. Objets d’art were order of the day with a polychrome painted wood figure of seated Guanyin soaring past its estimate to achieve £46,250. Another figure of Guanyin, this time in bronze gilt, also sold strongly to realise £37,500.

Asian Art Auction Highlights

POLYCHROME PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF SEATED GUANYIN 

Ming Dynasty
Sold for £46,250

In Chinese Buddhism, Guanyin is synonymous with the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, the pinnacle of mercy, compassion, kindness and love. Bodhisattva- being of bodhi or enlightenment, one who has earned to leave the world of suffering and is destined to become a Buddha, but has forgone the bliss of nirvana with a vow to save all children of god.

Reverse Painted Glass

REVERSE-PAINTED GLASS PICTURE OF A GIRL FASTENING HER SHOE 

Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Sold for £20,000

Perhaps most admired during sale viewing, due to its intricate and exquisite painting, was the reverse painted glass picture of girl fastening her shoe, and interest continued to the auction as competing phone bidders fought for the piece which finally settled at £20,000.

Other highlights included a bamboo scholar’s set in a lacquered box reaching £12,500 and an imposing large wall-mounted cinnabar lacquer panel which sold for £15,000.

Asian Art Auction Highlights

LARGE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER PANEL 

Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Sold for £15,000

 

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For more information, please contact:

Ling Zhu | Asian Art Specialist
ling.zhu@lyonandturnbull.com | 0131 557 8844

Illustrated in thumbnail:

GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

Qing Dynasty, 17th/18th Dynasty
Sold for £37,500

All prices are inclusive of buyer's premium.

 

Asian Art Auction Highlights

Contact


Lee Young
Director

0207 930 9115

Email

Published: 24 June 2016

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