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There were a few surprises at our October Oriental auction on the 4th. Japanese and Chinese Lots sold really well including a fine quality signed Japanese gold wire Cloisonne vase by Hayashi Kodenji, the silver foot rim with an impressed Jungin ‘pure silver’ mark and an inlaid maker’s mark to the base. Standing at 11.1in high overall on the stand and the vase itself 9.7in high. It fetched £5000 against an estimate of £2000-3000. Also a very fine quality signed Japanese gold wire cloisonne vase, the base with an engraved and onlaid silver-metal maker’s plaque and standing at 9in high sold for £6600 against an estimate of £2000-3000.

Also, a good early 20th century Japanese lined silver bowl, the base with a maker’s mark and a Jungin ‘pure silver’ mark, standing at 9.7in wise at widest point and 5.6in high sold for £1100.

In the Chinese section, a 20th century Chinese famille Rose porcelain plate by Zhang Song Mao, dated 1951, the base with a seal mark and 9.6in diameter, sold for £4000. Also a good quality late 19th/early 20th century Chinese Famille Rose rectangular porcelain plaque standing at 9.25in x 6.1in sold for £4600.

The next sale will be 8th November. Keep an eye out for previews and the catalogue nearer the sale on our website. For any enquiries regarding consignments, please call our main office on 01428 653727.