Pair of Yellow-Ground Medallion Bowls with Flowers, Daoguang
Pair of Yellow-Ground Medallion Bowls with Flowers, Daoguang
Classic Auction No. 714 from Berlin

Important Chinese and Asian Works of Art, Part I

2016-12-16T13:00:00.000Z2016-12-16T15:00:00.000ZBerlin & Onlinehttps://auctionata.com/en/s/1110/auction-important-chinese-and-asian-works-of-art-december-2016This auction marks the beginning of Auctionata’s December Asian Art Day with two premium auctions. It was curated in global cooperation by Auctionata’s Berlin and New York Departments for Asian Art. Among the exquisite selection of fine Chinese and Asian works of art of this first sale, we offer outstanding Chinese paintings and ceramic works of art, a very rare archaic ritual bronze vessel, Buddhist Chinese and Tibetan bronzes, fine jade carvings and jewelry, complemented by Indian miniatures and a few rare Japanese paintings. --- Highlights of the auction include a rare choice of paintings in the traditional Chinese painting manner by praised modern masters like Wang Xuetao, Cao Kejia, and others. These highly sought-after scrolls and framed works on paper have been collected by a Chinese connoisseur who lived and worked in Berlin since the 1970s, and who had acquired the paintings in the 1960s in China, mostly in Beijing. These works never showed up to the art market before and have been in German family property ever since. Please stay tuned for the upcoming second part of this thrilling Asian Art Day, taking place in New York soon after! Friday, December 16, 2:00 pm CET
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This auction marks the beginning of Auctionata’s December Asian Art Day with two premium auctions. It was curated in global cooperation by Auctionata’s Berlin and New York Departments for Asian Art. Among the exquisite selection of fine Chinese and Asian works of art of this first sale, we offer outstanding Chinese paintings and ceramic works of art, a very rare archaic ritual bronze vessel, Buddhist Chinese and Tibetan bronzes, fine jade carvings and jewelry, complemented by Indian miniatures and a few rare Japanese paintings.
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Highlights of the auction include a rare choice of paintings in the traditional Chinese painting manner by praised modern masters like Wang Xuetao, Cao Kejia, and others. These highly sought-after scrolls and framed works on paper have been collected by a Chinese connoisseur who lived and worked in Berlin since the 1970s, and who had acquired the paintings in the 1960s in China, mostly in Beijing. These works never showed up to the art market before and have been in German family property ever since. Please stay tuned for the upcoming second part of this thrilling Asian Art Day, taking place in New York soon after!

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4 | A Fine Doucai Bowl with Floral Tendrils, Yongzheng Era
  • Porcelain with polychrome overglaze painting and underglaze blue
  • China, Yongzheng era (1723-1735)
  • Bowl of conical shape with slightly flaring sides on a straight stand ring
  • The well with a flower medallion, the exterior decorated with fine floral and leaf tendril motifs, framed by double lines in underglaze blue
  • The underside with a six-characters Yongzheng mark within a double circle in underglaze blue
  • Height: 6.8 cm; diameter: 12.2 cm
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10 | Pair of Yellow-Ground Medallion Bowls with Flowers, Daoguang
  • Porcelain with polychrome overglaze enamels and underglaze blue
  • China, Daoguang era (1821-1850)
  • Two bowls with softly flaring walls on a straight foot ring
  • On the exterior a fine yellow sgraffito ground with four medallions, each filled with painted design of garden flowers and lingzhi, in-between peach branches in Famille Rose and swastika emblems over a wavy border
  • The mirror with a lush underglaze blue décor of lingzhi amidst rocks and waves in medallion, framed by flowers
  • Underside with six-character Daoguang mark in underglaze blue
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18 |  Chen Shizeng, Autumn Flowers at Rock, Hanging Scroll, 20th C.
  • Ink and colors on paper
  • Mounted as hanging scroll
  • China, early 20th century
  • Chen Shizeng (Chen Hengke, 陈师曾/陳師曾, 1876-1923)
  • Autumn flowers at a rock
  • Titled, signed, and with two artist seals in red
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44 | Rare Gilt Bronze Figure of a Dakini, Tibet, 15th/16th C.
  • Gilt bronze, turquoise and coral inlays
  • Tibet, 15th/16th century, Densatil style
  • Rare gilt bronze figure of a dancing Dakini Vajravarahi with gri-gug and kapala in her hands
  • With wrathful expression, the head with five-skull crown (one skull missing), a garland of severed heads, jewellery including floral earrings and a matching necklace, armbands and belt richly inlaid with stones and coral
  • Total height: c. 28 cm
  • Provenance: From a South German private collection; acquired on the European art market around c. 1970 and thence by descent 
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64 | Cloisonné Stupa with Floral Décor, China, Qing
  • Polychrome cloisonné enamels on copper body, gilt
  • China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
  • Stupa on circular base with border, the light blue body of the stupa with dense tendrils and lotus flowers between lotus and ruyi, detailed opening, the neck with decorated grooves and the top in the shape of a screen with garlands and the Cintamani jewel
  • Height: 62 cm
  • This object needs an extra verification through an advance payment deposit. Please contact verification@auctionata.com.
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98 | Sake Flask, Ko-Iki Type, Korea, 16th/17thC.
  • Stoneware with creamy translucent glaze with fine crackelure, Ko-iki type
  • Korea, 16th/17th century
  • A bulbous sake flask on a low foot with short neck and flared mouth
  • The mouth rim with a silver lacquer restoration
  • Unglazed stand ring
  • Height: 15 cm; Diameter: 10 cm
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    05 December 2016
    Lot 2 was withdrawn from the auction.

    07 December 2016
    Lots 4, 7, 10, 17, 18, 22, 26, 31, 52, 64: These objects need an extra verification through an advance payment deposit. Please contact verification@auctionata.com.


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