Fine Art director Jeremy Lamond was delighted with the £130,000 Asian Art and Contemporary Art Auction at the company’s Battlefield salerooms in Shrewsbury, which saw two Chinese Ding Yao bowls from the Song Dynasty sell for £16,000 and £10,000 to the London trade.
The most expensive of the two bowls, which had a silver mounted rim, is believed to have once belonged to the late Sir Percival David, a noted British collector of imperial quality Chinese ceramics. The second bowl is believed to have come from the collection of Edward T. Chow Collection, a prominent post war Chinese dealer and collector.
Another star lot was letter from Chinese Taiping Tianguo emperor Hong Xiu Quan, dating to 1860, which sold for £12,000 to an online bidder in Taiwain.
“This inaugural Asian and contemporary auction generated intense international interest and some spectacular results, which underlines the continued strength of the Asian market and bodes well for the future,” said Mr Lamond.
The next Asian Art event features in the Asian Art & Contemporary Art Auction on the 5th November for which entries are invited until the 6th October.
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