Bronze Is The New Gold

28th June 2018

The close on 200 lot Asian Art Sale on the 5th July at Grantham forms part of the extravaganza of over 1400 lots throughout Wednesday and Thursday. Amongst this classy offering are a number of censers and dishes which may just be what people are looking for.

Proceedings begin with two very speculative lots. Each in bronze, of high quality and marked with very early dates. The first is Lot 3001, a Chinese bronze censer, standing at 29cm high and from the Qing period.

Thumbnail _lot 3001 A Chinese bronze censer

The second is Lot 3002, a Chinese polished bronze censer, 20cm in diameter and decorated with flowerheads and other foliage.

Thumbnail _lot 3002 A Chinese Polished Bronze Censer

Following closely on their heels are a wonderful mix of items, a good dragon headed walking stick, two very interesting Republican style throne chairs, other furniture, various paintings and pictures and the usual selection of high class porcelain and pottery, with several Wang Bingrong marked pieces, a pleasant early porcelain blue and white charger and a number of Imari and famille rose decorated pieces to attract any buyer and any budget.

Metalware is strong overall and there are a number of good treen items: a tribal spoon and a collection of small drinking vessels lead the way in this abundant and classy section.

Any number of silk work pictures can be found in a variety of styles and an unusual Chinese flag pole with gilt highlights would be a rare addition to anyone’s collection.

The Grantham Asian Art Sale commences at 10:00am on July 5th with viewing on Tuesday July 3rd 10:00am – 4pm and each sale day 8:30 am – 10:00am.

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