A Pair Of Doucai Enameled Bowls Achieves Top Price At Bonhams Sale Of Asian Decorative Art

San Francisco – The June 25-26 sales of Fine Asian Works of Art and Asian Decorative Art were led by a pair of doucai enameled bowls, Yongzheng marks, Republic period, which sold for $318,825. Another highlight of the sale was a large blue and white cylindrical brush pot, bitong, Transitional period with later inscription, which realized $200,075.

Dessa Goddard, Director and US Head, Asian Art Group, comments: "Both the enameled bowls and the blue and white brush pot were highly popular during our exhibitions and we were pleased they attracted such high prices. The brush pot was a great discovery; it may be one of the largest examples to survive the turbulent period of mid-17th century China."

Other highlights from the sale included:

- A fine green jadeite incense burner and cover, Late Qing/Republic period, property from a Northwest Private Collection, sold for $62,575.
- A set of five gilt-inscribed jade plaques mounted in a wood folding table screen, The jade panels, 18th/19th century for $50,075.
Land of the Immortals, a hanging scroll after Yu Zhiding (19th/20th century) sold for $30,075.


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