E mbracing 5000 years of Asian art history, this sale will encompass a diverse range of paintings, sculptures and works of art from China and Japan, South-East Asia, India and the Himalayas. A collection of Japanese woodblock prints ukiyo-e, blue and white porcelains from two private European collections, some Chinese paintings and even a collection of copper-alloy ornaments, tokchas, from Tibet lead this fascinating journey through Asia.
Chinese Paintings and Works of Art
This sale caters to connoisseurs looking for hidden gems in all areas of Chinese arts, amongst them some paintings including an impressive trompe l’oeil featuring views of a Palace’s gardens, famille-rose porcelains and scholarly art.
Blue and White Porcelains from the Transitional and Kangxi Period
Several European collections of blue and white porcelains provi
de an interesting focus for the sale, amongst them some fine examples from an old French family collection acquired from the historical Eymery & Cie galery, rue St Honoré in Paris, fine ensemble of 18th century cups and saucers as well as ‘Kraak’ porcelains decorated in a cobalt blue of great intensity. Added to this several groups of transitional period blue and white porcelains from the Captain Michael Hatcher’s sale and the Vung Tau cargo.
South East Asian Bronzes from The Collection of Constant Vecht
The sale will also feature sculptures and works of art from Southeast Asia, including an interesting group of bronzes from Thailand, Cambodia and Java from the personal collection of Constant Vecht, who was the descendant and the last director of the kunstalen A. Vecht gallery founded by Aäron Vecht in Amsterdam in 1910 (Lots 168-172).
Buddhist art from China and the Himalayas
Buddhist art from China and the Himalayas, including a rare ensemble of copper alloy sacred ornaments from Tibet, Tokchas, from the collection of the later Max Mawell, artifacts from the collection of the late Paul Rutten of the Netherland or Tsaklis from a French collection, will provide an interesting focus for the sale
Japanese Works of Art: A Selection of Woodblock Prints and Meiji Period Works of Art
Finally, the sale will highlight various Japanese works of art and two collections of Japanese woodblock prints ukiyo-e.