RARE CHINESE PORCELAIN AND CELADON LEAD FREEMAN’S ASIAN ARTS AUCTION
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.
RARE “DRAGONS AND WAVES” PORCELAIN
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.
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.