Asian Art achieves superb results at Dawsons recent Fine Art Auction

Clients were delighted with the sale prices reached in our sale on 25th March

A beautiful Chinese butterfly vase stole the show...


Loved and known for its ritual bronzes, beautiful ceramics, jades and textiles, it's poetic painted landscapes and elaborate goldwork... Asian Art was front and centre within our recent Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art auction. 

In what was to prove an extremely busy day of bidding both online and over the telephone, Dawsons Asian Art specialists were delighted to be able to help their Clients achieve some truly astonishing hammer prices!

Qianlong famille rose porcelain cornucopia wall pocket. Sold £2,200

This lovely Chinese, Qianlong famille rose porcelain cornucopia wall pocket with barbed rim (pictured above), proved to be a popular item amongst many interested bidders. It is painted with exotic flowers and scrolling tendrils, whilst the tip of the horn is painted with a river landscape in colours. 

A Straits China (Peranakan) beadwork wedding footstool. Sold £2,200

This rare Straits China (Peranakan) beadwork wedding footstool (above) also attracted significant interest from bidders across the globe. Bangku Kaki Kahwain, 19th century, of quatrefoil shape, centred on a lotus flower surrounded by Feng and butterflies amongst flowers, within a border of finger citrons and flowers with cartouches of deer and flowers. The handles with birds and flowers, the sides with a continuous band of blossoming flowers, together with a Peranakan beadwork marital headdress, and a pair of red silk panels with gilt thread calligraphy... It really is beautiful to behold.

Two Chinese blue & white 'dragon' dishes. Sold £20,000

One of the star Lots featured two Chinese blue & white 'dragon' dishes. Frenetic bidding ensued and the dishes were eventually sold for a fantastic price of £20,000. The dishes feature six character marks for Xianfeng & Guangxu and of the period, and are painted with three writhing, scaley, five clawed dragons, chasing a flaming pearls amidst clouds, both with applied ink inscribed collectors stock labels.

 A Chinese porcelain panel - Qing,19th century. Sold £6,500

From the A.F. Bohman collection (which formed a significant portion of the Asian Art on sale), was a wonderful Chinese porcelain panel (above). Qing,19th century, and painted with blossoming peony and chrysanthemums, mounted in a hardwood frame inlaid with stained bone inlay of bats and bi united by rope, further inlaid with silver wire scrolls. The sides of the frame are inlaid with silver wire Buddhist symbols.

A Chinese butterfly vase, Guangxu mark. Sold £20,000

Stealing the show on the day in terms of bidder numbers (by a whisker from the dragon dishes), was this gorgeous Chinese butterfly vase (above). With a Guangxu mark and probably of the period, the neck with gilt rim above a ruyi head band, the shoulder with famille rose peony and gilt double Shou, beween gilt bands. The lower band raised, decorated throughout with polychrome enamel butterflies, above a gadrooned base, six character Guangxu mark. 


Dawsons' team of experts are always happy to provide a free verbal appraisal and auction valuation; regularly consigning an array of wonderful items to our monthly Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art sale. Our specialists are also available to provide insurance valuations, whenever required.

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