BADA Online Auction Includes Asian & Chinese Art
BADA Online Auction
DATE: July 14, 2016
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Including: Fine European furniture, paintings and works of art, jewelry, bronzes, fine persian carpets, Asian art, decorative accessories.
On July 14, 2016 the British Antiques Dealers Association (BADA) will conduct their first of a series of auctions comprising consignments from dealer members. The sale is being managed and hosted by the Boston web and art marketing firm "Curators Eye Art marketing Services" through their "Curator's Eye" website. The Company's offices are located at 121 Mt Vernon Street, Boston.
Phone and left bids can be arranged by contacting the Curator's Eye at: [email protected]
The BADA Online Auction, why are they doing it?
Linking Dealers with Collectors Directly
The board of the BADA have decided to cultivate relationships between collectors and BADA dealers. To this end this auction is highly unique in that the buyer's or winning bidders will be invoiced and then put in touch directly with the BADA dealer to arrange transport and delivery.
Unlike traditional auction houses where the buyer's rarely if ever find out where the objects came from, the BADA Auction model puts the buyer and seller together to finalize the purchase. It is BADA's hope and desire through these auctions to build relationships between buyer's and sellers, a long overdue idea. This is something no other auctioneer in the Art and Antique market has ever done.
We think the BADA Auction concept is great idea for serious collectors. Being able to build good relationships with the best dealers in the world cannot be a bad thing after all.
BADA chairman Michael Cohen:
"We're trying to create a totally new model done very much from a dealer perspective but also giving buyers all the guarantees they get from a top dealer."
It is the BADA's hope to conduct three or four auctions a year if all works out well.
BADA Online Auction of Asian Art and Other Antiques
Included in the auction are dozens of fine quality Asian works of art primarily from China Tang to late Qing dynasty and Japan from the Edo to Meiji periods. All have been consigned, as with all the auction items, by BADA dealers. The sale will include over 80 lots of outstanding examples ranging from fine Chinese porcelains and jades to superb Japanese netsukes and lacquer wares. Starting with Lot 91 and running to lot 171. To view all of them and the entire auction click the BADA image above.
A Few Featured Examples
Kangxi Period Famille Verte Mallet vase with overglaze blue enamels. This elegant and rare vase measures over 17 inches tall with figural landscape. Estimated at 30,000 to 50,000 pounds UK with a reasonable opening bid of 15,000 pounds UKA.
Famille verte rouleau vase vividly enamelled with two large panels depicting scenes from literature within green key borders all reserved on a green ground with scrolling flower-heads and mythical beasts, the shoulder with a cell diaper ground reserved with four panels of dragons, elephants, Buddhist lions and phoenix, the neck with two landscape panels, the base with lotus petals.
Chinese Export Porcelain Famille Rose Large Punchbowl (1760)
Qianlong period circa 1760
Diameter: 15 inches
Opening Bid: GBP 2,500, Estimate: GPB 5,000 to 8,000
A large punch bowl brightly painted in famille rose enamels with furniture, foliage and precious objects, the interior with a further vase of flowers.
A fine example of a very pretty, good quality 18th century Chinese export bowl in excellent condition.
Chinese Porcelain minyao, famille rose, fencai bowl (1821 - 1850)
Daoguang mark and period (1821-1850)
Diameter: 7.5 inches
Opening Bid: GBP 2,500, Estimate: GBP 5,000 to 6,000
A Chinese porcelain minyao, famille rose, fencai bowl of moulded flower-form with foliate gilt rim, painted with the Song Dynasty Prime Minister, Wen Chengxiang, also known as the Duke of Xinguo; the Song Dynasty kneeling figure of Taixuelu Chen Dong writing a letter to the emperor; the Three-Kingdoms period, Lord of the North, Liu chen; and the Northern Wei Dynasty figure, Mulan, holding her bow, all between written tributes.
The base with a six-character sealmark of Daoguang in iron-red within a double square and of the period, 1821-1850.
Netsuke of Daikoku Shaving Fukurokuju (1790 - 1820)
HEight: 5.4 CM
A most unusual depiction of a known subject. Instead of the commonly seen ladder, Daikoku stands on a distinctive stool with generous himotoshi to accommodate a large knot, while Fukurokuju holds a pan to catch any falling bristles, though at an angle which would inevitably lead to their falling to the floor.
This should be an exciting and interesting auction for collectors of all categories.