Important Chinese Art
Live Auction: 21 September 2022 • 9:00 AM EDT • New York

Important Chinese Art 21 September 2022 • 9:00 AM EDT • New York

Our signature live auction Important Chinese Art features a diverse assemblage of rare and exceptional Chinese porcelains, early ceramics, jades, and other works of art from distinguished private collections. Leading the sale will be a superb and rare turquoise-ground famille-rose and gilt-decorated vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong. Other highlights include a group of remarkable Ming dynasty blue and white porcelains from the collection of Albert Y.P. and Sara K.S. Lee, an extremely rare ‘Guan’ hexafoil tripod censer, a superbly carved Qianlong period white jade ‘dragon’ vase, a rare and important Liao dynasty gilt-silver filigree 'phoenix' crown, a selection of Chinese paintings from the collection of Chou Wen-Chung, and more Ming and Qing porcelains as well as early ceramics from Japanese private collections.

Sale Highlights

Property from the Collection of Albert Y.P. and Sara K.S. Lee
Cloisonné Imitation for the Emperor

Meticulously painted with confronted chilong amidst a turquoise-blue ground, this vase demonstrates the playful emulations that were the result of technical mastery and experimentation at the Imperial workshops during the Qianlong period. The vase belongs to a group of vessels commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1736-1795) in imitation of cloisonné enamel. The Qianlong Emperor was particularly fond of cloisonné enamel work, which he revived on a grand scale after a period of disregard under the Yongzheng Emperor.

Property from a Japanese Private Collection

Jade carvings from the Ming and Qing dynasties

Of Earth and Fire: Early Ceramics from the Tang to Yuan Dynasties

Monochrome Porcelain

Chinese paintings from the Collection of Chou Wen-Chung

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