On Wednesday November 2nd, at 6pm you could do a lot worse than to visit The Grantham Auction Rooms for its Winter Asian Art Sale.
The usual mass and class goes hand in hand with quality dovetailed throughout; from rhinoceros horns to silver dressing table sets, hand warmers, jade and a strong bronze and porcelain selection – with values to suit all bank balances!
Back to the horn; it is almost certainly late 18th Century in date, the carving is all round and good overall. It is a rich amber colour in places and is a good scholar’s piece. Whether the death of a 300 year old rhino is a good or bad thing cannot hide from the fact the object is of good quality and highly desirable in today’s market.
Porcelain from the main later dynasties to include sang de boeuf and a couple of high quality bowls can be found, along with a strong jade section – buckles, carvings and so on, quite big in size and high in quality.
Furniture remains small in number but high in quality with a good marriage chest ticking a few boxes and a couple of screens and a bamboo cabinet which may appeal to decorators and collectors alike.
The sale shows a good number of high end items– but also has a few pieces lower down the spectrum – if you enjoy our monthly sales it is wise to stay for these auctions as there will be something to suit all tastes.
There will be a few tribal antique items too; a death mask and a club spring to mind as well as a South Sea vessel – probably a hollowed nut which has excellent carving and decoration.
The sale is at The Grantham Auction Rooms on Wednesday 2nd November at 6pm. Viewing is Tuesday 1st 10am – 4pm and on saleday 8:30am – 10am and after the last lot sells in our Collective Sale.