Public exhibition - New timing for this week-end
Saturday 8 December : exceptional closure
Sunday 9 December : 10am-6pm
Our Paris sales are renowned for the quality and selection of objects offered. The december sale is led by a rare pair of coral-ground Famille Verte ‘floral’ bowls bearing Kangxi Yuzhi marks and of the period. Further highlights include a selection of early Ming and Qing ceramics and porcelains formerly in the collection of L.A. Basmadjieff (1911-2000) whose important collection of early Ming blue and white porcelains was sold by Sotheby’s in 1972.
A rare large lacquered wood figure of the seated Buddha dating to the late Ming or early Qing period from Switzerland and a rare Kamakura period lacquered wood figure of a standing Amida Nyorai with labels suggesting it was in the renowned Charles Gillot Collection head the buddhist section of the sale. Two rare thangka made for the Ngor monastery in Central Tibet, one a fine mid-15th century Kalachakra mandala from the Vajravali series, the second a large portrait of a Sakya hierarch, dated to around 1704, represent a small collection of thangka from another European collection.
A well-cast archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, formerly in the collection of the well-known German Asian art gallery Dr. Otto Burchard & Co., Berlin, was rediscovered in a German collection after having been acquired from another famous collector of Chinese archaic bronzes, Anthony Hardy, Hong Kong, in the early 1980s.