With a flurry of international bidders pushing prices high above their estimates, the Asian section of Dawsons November Fine Art and Antiques auction achieved some record-breaking sales results.
A large Kangxi period blue and gilt porcelain vase attracted the most interest. It was bequested to the vendor from a friend, a Chiswick-based, Chinese native dealer, who was without family and passed away two years ago. With six telephone bidders, it finally sold for £37,000 after a 5 minute bidding battle. The original owner also gifted several 20th century Chinese scrolls which made a total of £5000 hammer on the day.
Sold for £37,000
This fine pair of Chinese porcelain Doucai bowls ‘dragon’ bowls sold for £16,500. From a local Berkshire home, they were hotly contested with 5 telephone bidders competing for them.
Sold for £16,500
Our Asian section also featured a single-owner collection of jade, consigned from a house in Surrey, which comprised six lots and made a total hammer of £50,000.
A Chinese celadon jade prayer wheel
Sold for £9,800
Lot 116 a Chinese carved celadon plaque on a wooden stand and one other
Sold for £4,400
Lot 122 seven pieces of carved jade
Sold for £8,000
Other highlights on the day included a beautiful oil painting named ‘The Coffee Service’ by famous Orientalist painter Carl Haag and an impressive old European cut solitaire diamond ring.
Lot 1 Carl Haag (1820-1915) German, ‘The Coffee Service’
Sold for £14,500
Lot 593 an impressive Old European cut solitaire diamond ring
Sold for £5,800
We hold monthly Fine Art, Antiques and Jewellery Auctions and our next sale is on Saturday the 14th of December. If you have something to sell, or just want to know its value, please do contact us today.