18th Century Splendour

Within our Asian Art Auction on the 17 March, this sale features many fine pieces of 18th century Chinese porcelain.



One such lot is 1074 - an 18th century Chinese octagonal soup plate. This piece is decorated with a centre scene featuring flowers, foliage and cranes. As cranes have a long life span, these birds were associated with wisdom, longevity and immortality in Chinese culture. The border is decorated with foliage and geese. Geese in Chinese culture being the symbol of marital bliss, as they are thought to take one partner for life. Also, due to the nature of geese migrating seasonally, they are symbolic of seasonal change and the passage of time. Estimated at £60 - £100.


Another stand out item in the McTear's Auctioneers Asian Art Auction is lot 1174 - an 18th century Chinese porcelain mug. Dating to the Qianlong period (1736 - 1795), this piece is decorated with a figural scene, known as the Mandarin palette, very typical of this period. Further to the figural scene, the mug is surrounded by a rather unusual fish roe blue ground amongst smaller hand painted scenes of birds. This piece comes with an estimate of £80 - £120. 


Join us at McTear's Auctioneers on 17  March at 13:00 for this auction.  



For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk

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