ROB MICHIELS-AUCTION, Bruges, Belgium
ROB MICHIELS Chinese and Asian Art Auction scheduled for April 28th and April 29th, make your plans now. You can preview the sale in person or online at ROB MICHIELS AUCTIONS.
Rob Michiels Auctions (click to view site)
Genthof 9, 8000 Bruges, Belgium
PH: +32 (0) 50 34 36 03
This is a BIG auction with over 1190 lots comprising Chinese, Japanese and Tibetan porcelain, bronzes, jades, silk, paintings and lacquer. The sale offers an extremely wide range or porcelains, including dozens of excellent vases from the Ming-Transitional to early Republic periods. Including several good late Ming and Kangxi examples as well as a wide assortment of Qianjiang cai vases.
A note from the site:
ASIAN ARTS APRIL
The catalogue of this sale traditionally mainly consists of Chinese porcelain. The two large Kangxi famille verte vases and the pair of Imari-style vases are just a few of the highlights in this sale. Next to a vast selection of Chinese taste pieces, we also present a selection of "traditional" export porcelain, such as 'Pronk'-wares and armorial designs. If our staff had to pick a favourite, it would be the collection of Hatcher Cargo pieces! But when it comes to fine paintings, we're also spoiled. Big names Sadji, Keiga Kawahara and Yan Bolong will undoubtedly attract interest from passionate amateurs worldwide! Sculpture lovers are also duly served, as this category counts over 200 works. Included is the collection of Mao-statues, formed by a Belgian engineer, active in China in the 1980's. Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai pieces are equally present. We hope to welcome you during our viewing days!
Browsing the auction online (It's a very easy site to use)
While an auction of this many lots may seem a daunting task to sift through, Rob and his people have made it remarkably easy. On the landing pages, they've brilliantly added a panel to select items of interest in groups with a single click. i.e. "Ming Dynasty", "Qing Dynasty", "Qianlong", Yongzheng", "Kangxi"...etc.
The Netherlands and Belgium as many of you already know is region rich with massive amounts of Asian art due to decades of early trade conducted in Asia starting in the Ming Dynasty. So, quite naturally the objects appearing in this auction are a direct result of this historic centuries-long trade period.
A number of the objects are forms I've not seen previously including an extremely rare Qianlong period porcelain turtle. Rob was able to find a published collection with a very similar example, he has included the information with the listing.
Other highlights include several extremely rare Transitional period porcelain with an elephant head and trunk handles. (see images on left side column) Other terrific examples of Qing porcelains include numerous Kangxi vases, plates, teapots and bowls, including several large vases over 20 inches tall. The sale also offers a very wide range of pages upon pages of fine Yongzheng and Qianlong export porcelains including designs by Cornelis Pronk.
If you're a collector or dealer, check this sale out early online. It always takes a few days to get answers to questions, condition reports, shipping options etc., so get registered and prepared, the sooner the better.
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