The first Oriental sale of the Autumn was a great success. It is hard to predict how the sales will go at times. Of course, online bids and sales are by far outweighing activity in the room (where would we be with the power of the internet?), but all in all, a busy sale.
Among the highlights were a good large moon Chinese Qianlong/Jiaqing period dragon and phoenix cloisonne moon flask, a preview of which has been on our website. Standing at 26.7in high, it fetched £7500. Probably Ming Dynasty was a large pair of Chinese coppered bronze figures of seated officials which fetched £3400.
Also a large 19th/20th century mirror pair of Chinese blue and white celadon ground porcelain vases reached £1100. Also along the same lines was another pair of good quality Chinese blue and white celadon ground porcelain vases, which fetched £2600. Also a good quality Chinese coral ground porcelain vase and cover, the base with a Jiaqing seal mark took hammer of £2600.
From the Japanese Meiji period was a pair of fine quality signed ivory tripos Koros, each base with an engraved signature, one base also bearing a seal. At 4.35in high to top of handles, it fetched £1100.
Our next Oriental sale will be on October 4. Keep an eye out for previews.