Chinese Carved Dragon and Wave Vase

Historically, Freemans Asian Art Auctions have hundreds of lots of artworks from China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, and the Indian region

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A Chinese carved and underglaze red “Dragons and Waves” vase, Meiping Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period:

Of robust form with swelling shoulder, short cylindrical neck and flared lip and foot, the shoulder carved in low relief with two dramatic sinuous five-clawed dragons, above a smaller pair of incised dragons at the foot, all depicted against stylized crashing wave in underglaze red, a pale blue tint to the glaze, the underside with six-character mark within a double circle.

Chinese vase collectors can also consider a yuhuchunping produced during the Ming dynasty. While meetings are known for their pronounced shoulder, yuhuchunpings have a distinctive pear shape. On this yuhuchunping, viewers will notice a prominent lip at the top of a long and narrow neck. Floral decorations circle this yuhuchunping, all coated with what Freeman’s calls a “sea-green glaze.” Bidders will also find a densely decorated folding screen from the 17th or 18th century.

With the events of Asia week, they are simply sent to the USA. There are still some more important Asian-themed art auctions that come in the block. Freeman’s in Philadelphia will offer its important Sale of Asian arts on April 8. Here Chinese dragon vase will be at the auction.

Historically, Freemans Asian Art Auctions have hundreds of lots of artworks from China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, and the Indian region. This time, they chose to have a much smaller scale that consists of only 138 lots, thus emphasizing the quality of the amount. Its approach is specifically in Chinese Meiping categories and ceramics, furniture, paintings, and textiles.

Another highlight of the sale of Asian Art in Freeman’s auction is Lot 52, a Chinese cabinet Huanghuali with the date of the 19th century / XX. In addition to being highly attractive and functional, with elegant proportions along with the design, the emphasis is really on the use of Huanghuali wood in its construction.

Huanghuali, which literally translates into yellow wood of pear, is an extremely rare and expensive rosewood that is known for its brown honey and impetuous tone. The traditional Specimens of Huanghuali Chinese were only found in the tropical jungles of the island of Hainan, and have been extinguished for about 100 years. The two front door panels contain large pieces of Huanghuali wood that really emphasize the importance of this furniture. This cabinet is estimated at $ 20,000- $ 30,000.

In the Chinese painting category of the Freeman auction is Lot 84, a representation of auspicious grapes attributed to the Dowager Cixi Empress (1839–1908). The story of it can fill out numerous history books and has generated dozens of television dramas. The character of the dowager business can be known and sympathetic.

This painting is dated 1901 of the Guangxu period. Emperor Guangxu was the Nephew of the Dowager Empress, and they died a day apart in 1908 in very murky circumstances. The painting was a gift from Empress Dowager to Mr and Mrs Edwin. H. Conger, and later passed through the family.

Edwin Conger was a US congressman appointed an extraordinary envoy and a plenipotentiary minister to China’s imperial court from 1898–1905. The experience of the couple in China was published in “Letters of China” (Chicago 1909). This painting attributed to Empress Dowager Cixi carries an estimate of $ 15,000- $ 25,000.

Finally, in Freeman’s, it is an extraordinary Japanese Cloisonné enamel supply of the Namikawa Yasuyuki estimated study at $ 10,000- $ 15,000. Namikawa was, by far, the most important Cloisonné enamel artisan of the Meiji period. The works were extremely popular because of their fine and elegant details, and they were popularized not only in Japan but to an international audience after being presented at various trade fairs of the 19th century.