30/04/2018 Asian Art
An early twentieth-century Chinese plate (lot 1102) far exceeded its estimate in the latest Asian Works of Art sale at McTear’s. The plate was decorated with a winter scene of figures and pavilions in a mountainous landscape. After online and saleroom competition, the hammer finally fell at a fantastic £3,600, selling to a buyer in Eastern China. The same buyer also bought two similarly decorated plates on which the gavel fell again at an impressive price of £2,600 each.
These plates certainly stole the show but a bronze foe dog (lot 1046) also gained a fantastic result. Estimated at £100–400, it sold for a wonderful ten times its estimate at £1,400 to a domestic buyer in Perth proving that these items are popular at home and away.
Rich in artistic and cultural heritage, treasures spanning centuries from China, Japan, Korea, India and Persia are sought after by collectors across the world. With a detailed understanding of this complex global marketplace, McTear’s specialists regularly achieve impressive prices for these ancient dynastic artefacts. From Shang bronzes and Meiji ceramics to Chinese export silver and Iznik dishes, McTear’s is perfectly positioned to rehome these delicate artworks and preserve their legacies.
For a complimentary valuation or to discuss our six-weekly Asian Works of Art auctions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Written by Hannah Hughes