Important Chinese Art
中國藝術珍品
Live Auction: 13 October 2021 • Hong Kong | 拍賣:2021年10月13日 • 香港

Important Chinese Art including Imperial Jades from the De An Tang Collection 13 October 2021 • 10:00 AM HKT • Hong Kong

T he Important Chinese Art auction opens with a selection of exceptional jade carvings from the De An Tang collection. The highlight is a unique white jade ruyi sceptre, carved with a dragon and an imperial poem in the 37th year of the Qianlong era (1772), encapsulating the power and authority of the Emperor. In terms of its size, material and quality of carving, it ranks alongside the finest examples from the Qing court collection preserved in Beijing and Taipei. Indeed, the De An Tang is the only private collection of jade ever to have been exhibited in the Forbidden City, at the Yongshou Palace in 2004.

Highlights of the porcelain collection include an exquisite Northern Song dynasty Junyao purple-splashed ‘bubble bowl’, a rare Xuande blue and white ‘lions’ jar from the collection of the late entrepreneur Quincy Chuang and a unique Yongzheng famille-rose ‘peach’ box and cover formerly in the Meiyintang collection. The sale also includes what is arguably the most important piece of Ming lacquer in private hands, an exceptional Hongwu cinnabar lacquer bowl stand incised with the reign marks of the Yongle and Xuande emperors.


中國藝術珍品秋季拍賣,以德安堂藏玉領航,首推白玉龍紋如意,乾隆三十七年(1772年)為聖上而製,至今恰巧二百五十載,玉料厚重,亮白溫潤,浮雕五爪祥龍,並鐫以御製詩文,盡顯帝權天威,誠玉如意之冠,難出其右。論玉料、樣式、尺寸,媲美兩岸故宮所藏。德安堂藏玉曾於北京故宮博物院永壽宮展出,誠難得珍寶。

瓷器方面,有小聽颿樓舊藏北宋鈞窰天藍釉紫斑小盌,釉色明亮,柔光之下恍如皂泡,浮於盌上,尤為難得。且有敏求元老莊貴侖珍蓄宣德青花罐,妙繪獅子戲球,不亦樂乎,既矯健、且天真,妙趣無窮。清代御瓷則見玫茵堂舊存雍正粉彩壽桃蓋盒,上繪蟠桃瑞果,花繁葉茂,敷彩濃淡有致,如此精緻之品,獨一無二。精品還有抱一齋藏明洪武剔紅花卉紋盞托,兼署永樂、宣德年款,一器歷經三代帝皇,極為珍罕。

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