One of the highlights of the Fine Chinese Paintings and Works of Art sale on 21st May is a scroll painting entitled The Grand View of Chao Mountain (lot 16) by Zhang Da Qian (1899-1983), one of China’s most prolific modern artists. In this painting, Da Qian used his famous splash ink and colour technique to create a spectacular spring landscape, a paradise which can be seen but never reached.
The sale will also include a rare Chinese underglaze red ‘dragon’ bowl from the first half of the 16th century (lot 135). The bowl was purchased from Bluett & Sons in 1944 by the famous collector R H R Palmer (1898-1970) and was exhibited at The Oriental Ceramic Society’s Ming Polychrome Exhibition in 1950 (no.133).
Other highlights include a pair of octagonal jade inset zitan jars and covers from the Qianlong period (lot 44), a Shang dynasty archaic bronze jue (lot 78), and a rare Qianlong period cinnabar lacquer treasure box and cover purchased from John Sparks Ltd in 1947.
Highlights will be on view at our Mayfair office and the full sale will be on view in Salisbury.
Viewing in London:
Saturday 11th May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 12th May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Monday 13th May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 14th May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Viewing in Salisbury:
Saturday 18th May 10:00am - 1:00pm
Monday 20th May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 21st May 9:00am - 10:30am
If you wish to bid at this auction you will need to register and provide proof of identity and of your address and provide photographic ID.
You may be asked to pay a deposit of £5,000.
Any deposit must be paid by debit card or bank transfer. Woolley and Wallis must have cleared funds no later than 12 noon on Monday 20th May.
If you are not successful you will be refunded (without interest) within seven working days.
ALL ONLINE BIDDERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY A DEPOSIT OF £5,000.
THIS DEPOSIT WILL ALLOW THE ONLINE BIDDER TO BID UP TO A MAXIMUM OF £50,000 IN TOTAL AT THIS AUCTION ON WOOLLEY'S LIVE OR THE-SALEROOM.COM.
THERE WILL BE NO ONLINE BIDDING ON LOT 16.
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