Qianlong Vase to be auctioned

September 29th, 2014

Robert Stones is delighted to announce that he will be auctioning this large Doucai ‘Lotus and Bats’ Qianlong vase in his auction room in November. 

From the Qianlong period and with Qianlong seal mark, this large vase is sure to attract attention from serious collectors of Asian Art.

The vase is a wonderful example of Chinese porcelain manufacture at its peak. Special because of the scale of the work (the vase, with lid, is 46.cm tall), as well as the detail of the decoration – an intricate composition of lotus scrolls and bats painted in rich Doucai (or ‘joined colour’ / ‘contrasting colour’) enamels. This production technique was technically difficult – requiring two firings; the enamel colours are accentuated by the delicate use of gilt paint.

The vase will be on display in London at the Rountree Tyron Galleries, Bury Street St James on the evening of 2nd November as part of the special evening tour. For Gallery details, times and location click here.

Estimated £150,000 – £200,000, please contact Andrew Turner at Peter Wilson Fine Art Auctioneers for more information or to arrange a viewing. Absentee bids can be submitted in total confidence any time before the sale by emailing auctions@peterwilson.co.uk, or calling +44 (0)1270 623878. Please note that absentee bids will only be accepted when appropriate identification is provided (passport and/or a copy of a recent bank statement).