Cheffins’ second Oriental Sale of the year will bring together a broad spectrum of collectors’ items on 10th August 2017. Comprised of over 195 lots, the August sale is following on from the highly-successful first Oriental Sale of the year, which realised in excess of £180,000 in April.
George Archdale, Oriental Consultant at Cheffins Fine Art Auctioneers comments: “On the back of our successful Oriental Sale, we are now offering another exciting array of works spanning a diverse range of artists and time periods. The Oriental Sale always engages with purchasers around the world, and there are a number of items on offer which will be of interest to Asian and UK-based collectors and dealers alike. Within the 195 lots on offer we have a range of high-value decorative items, including a fantastic series of porcelain and furniture through to smaller collector’s pieces such as Japanese netsukes, Chinese 20th century jewellery and silk purses. The Cheffins Oriental Sale continues to go from strength to strength and we are regularly consigning works from across the globe.”
One of the key lots is a late 19th century cloisonné two handled tazza, which was gifted from the Dowager Empress Cixi to a relative of the vendor. The Dowager Empress was a Chinese regent who controlled the Chinese government in the late Qing dynasty from 1861 – 1908. It has an estimate of £1,500 - £2,500.
Another highlight from the sale is a collection of five Chinese scrolls dating back to the 20th century which have been consigned on behalf of a professor of printmaking from New York. These items have estimates up to £400 apiece. Similarly, two decorated gourd 19th century cricket cages have generated interest worldwide, particularly from Chinese collectors, and are set to sell from between £600 to £900.
Among other lots are a 19th century cinnabar lacquer quatrefoil bowl set on a black lacquer stand. Heavily-decorated with four scenes of various landscapes, the item is set to generate from £800 - £1,200. An unusual lotus flower nose drinking cup which is inscribed “to commemorate the Autumn manoeuvres near Lake Taihu in the 35th year of Guangxu’s reign, 1908” is the star of the Chinese ceramics section, and is thought to make between £300 - £500, whilst an ochre roof tile believed to have come from the ‘Forbidden City’ has an estimate of the same value.
Auction: The Oriental Sale, Thursday 10th August 2017, 10am
Viewing Times: Tuesday 8th August – 10am – 5pm | Wednesday 9th August – 10am – 6pm
Location: Cheffins, Clifton House, 1-2 Clifton Road, Cambridge, UK, CB1 7EA
For more information, contact the Fine Art team on firstname.lastname@example.org, or t: 01223 213343