Brugge, Belgium: On May 26th and 27th Rob Michiels Auctioneers will conduct a two day 700 lot auction of Chinese and Japanese art along with a fine selection of delft and middle eastern ceramics.
This week we created a video for the sale as we have in the past to highlight some of the lots we particularly liked, it was tough to do as we liked a lot of the content in this sale.
His company also tends to take a sensible route when it comes to estimates. Modest estimates translate into modest reserves, which is the case here.
This sale like Rob's auctions in the past is well photographed, well described with dates and periods, dimensions and contact information is easily accessible.
Fine Chinese Porcelain and Bronzes
As always this sale from Northern Europe offers a bounty of diverse and rare objects brought to Europe during the earliest days of the China Trade period. As well as some very fine examples from the late Qing to Republic period when Europe and the US became infatuated once again in a revival of the fashion for Chinoiserie.
The sale has dozens of fine and interesting blue and white wares including Ming porcelains from the mid to late era, including numerous Wanli and Tianqi examples. They include plates, chargers, bowls, tea pots, kendis'.
In addition is a bounty of fine Transitional period to Kangxi porcelains and objects including bronzes and lacquer. Including underglaze red/copper red examples, fine sapphire blue examples and Famille Verte. Also some very good bronzes from Tibet, with untouched patina's and in good physical condition overall.
The auction also has a nice number of Paranakan Straits porcelains, including tea pots, bowls, plates and a fantastic large vase with finely decorated dragons. (see below)
18th and 19th C. Chinese Export wares in fine Famille Rose and under-glaze blue, sepia etc. . This aspect of the auction features some superb Tea Pots garniture sets, wine cooler, silver mounted decanters, bottle vases, and figural forms.
The sale is also full of multiple pairs of good sized vases dating mostly from the 19th C. and early Republic era.
Ming to Qing Bronzes
Bronzes are also well represented with some exceptional examples with VERY modest estimates and reserves. Most date from the Ming to early 19th C.. Including gilt statues from Tibet as well as a number of very good incense burners, some are alter size measuring over a foot tall.
All images courtesy of Rob Michiels Auctioneers
We will do a video afterward to review prices realized and talk about the highlight of this Rob Michiels Auction.
Enjoy the sale, Best Peter