Asian Art featured within August’s Fine Art & Antiques auction

Here are some of the Asian Art Highlights from the day...

On the 26th of August, Dawsons held a wonderful Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art sale


A favourite amongst the exquisite items within the Asian Art sale was a 19th century Chinese famille verte vase and cover, with auspicious symbols on the neck and shoulder, above four shaped panels containing dragons amongst clouds and panels of peony and chrysanthemums. 

A Chinese famille verte vase and cover

 A Chinese famille verte vase and cover. Sold for £1,000.


A rare and intriguing find. This Chinese Canton ivory sewing box, Qing, mid 19th century, is carved with figures, buildings, pine, and willow trees. The interior with a removable tray fitted with open and lidded compartments and numerous assorted sewing accessories.

Chinese Canton ivory sewing box

 Chinese Canton ivory sewing box. Sold for £4,000.


Lot 267 was a wonderful pair of Chinese Wucai vases and covers. You can see from the image below that it is painted with females watching over children playing in a garden setting, with rockwork and banana leaves. 

Pair of Chinese Wucai vases and covers

 Pair of Chinese Wucai vases and covers. Sold for £2,700.

This interesting Chinese kesi embroidered dragon panel dates back to the 19th century. Mongst many interesting images, it shows a gilt thread dragon chasing a flaming pearl surrounded by gilt Ji symbols, bats carrying a music stone, a scroll and a halberd, above further symbols. Including a conch shell, eternal knot and flaming pearl, with rockwork, spuming waves and a band of ruyi heads and diagonal bands, within a banded border with ruyi, waves and rocks.

Chinese kesi embroidered dragon panel 

 Chinese kesi embroidered dragon panel. Sold for £1,200.


A second ivory favourite of the day was this Japanese ivory dressing table set from the Meiji period. A dressing table box, three brushes, a comb, button hook, hand mirror, cylindrical pot and cover, glove stretchers, and a shoehorn, each discreetly carved with fish swimming in shallow seas.

Japanese ivory dressing table set

 Japanese ivory dressing table set. Sold for £950.


The team of experts at Dawsons 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 sale. We can also provide insurance valuations, where required.

Please do get in touch, should you any Fine Art, Antiques or indeed Asian Art that you are keen to have valued.

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