Paris Asian Arts sale will include several major pieces of porcelain of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Prominent amongst them is an exceptional archaistic "tea dust" vase of the Qianlong reign (1736-1795) Lot 92 - Est. 800,000-1,200,000 EUR. Its stylized dragon decoration belongs to a special group of porcelain that took their inspiration from archaic ritual bronzes. It also well exemplifies the Emperor Qianlong's taste for the antique towards the middle of his reign. The sale also features an important Qianlong mark and period blue and white porcelain moonflask decorated with peaches and bats amongst scrolling lotus, Lot 50- Est. 500,000-700,000 EUR.
An exceptionally large blue and white archaistic vase of the Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620) lot 67- Est. 200,000-300,000 EUR, a blue and white dragon basin of the same reign (Lot 68 - Est. 150,000-200,000 EUR) and a Ming Dynasty, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521) yellow ground and underglazed blue decorated dish (Lot 75 - Est. 150,000-200,000) complete this selection of fine porcelains.
The other highlights include an impressive Imperial four panels zitan cabinet carved with dragons (Lot 35 - Est. 50,000-70,000 EUR) and a variety of works of art from the scholar studio, amongst them a large white jade archaistic vase from an old French private collection, (Lot 126 - Est. 150,000-200,000 EUR) and the remaining selection of rhinoceros horn libation cups from the Edward.T.Chow and Franklin Chow collection.