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Rare Chinese Porcelain and Celadon Lead Freeman's Asian Arts Auction

Mar 31,2021 | 13:50 EDT By Freeman's

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Freeman’s will hold its Asian Arts auction on April 8, the sale will showcase a rare example of Chinese Porcelain, a carved twelve-panel “Coromandel” folding screen, and a hanging scroll attributed to the Empress Dowager Cixi. The sale provides an excellent opportunity for collectors to browse a fine selection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, and Southeast Asian ceramics, jades, lacquer, sculpture, furniture, and works of art from a range of centuries and dynasties.

Lot 12, A Chinese carved and underglaze red "Dragons and Waves" vase, Meiping Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period


The highlight of the auction is a Chinese carved and underglaze red “Dragons and Waves” vase (Lot 12, $150,000-250,000), a rare example of a small group of wares made for the Yongzheng court. The work features reserved dragons carved in low relief against a ground of crashing waves executed in a red underglaze. 

Lot 2, A Chinese Longquan incised celadon-glazed bottle vase, Yuhuchunping Ming Dynasty, 15th Century


Also on offer is a Chinese Longquan incised celadon-glazed bottle vase (Lot 2, $20,000-30,000), potentially among a body of works made for Chinese imperial use during the early 15th century reigns of the Yongle and Xuande emperors; A Chinese carved twelve-panel “Coromandel” folding screen (Lot 81, $20,000-30,000), a fine example of popular 17th & 18th century interior screens; and a hanging scroll attributed to the Empress Dowager of China, Cixi, titled Jiutian Chuilu (Grapes) (Lot 84, $15,000-25,000) A diplomatic gift to Congressman and Mrs. Edwin H. Conger, survivors of the Boxer Rebellion.


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