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    A highlight of the auctions is this Qianlong green jade brush pot, masterfully carved with a scene of the Six Scholars of Zhuxi, estimated at $500,000-800,000. It was formerly owned by Heber R. Bishop (1840-1902), whose jades form the cornerstone of the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  UPDATE: THIS MADE $482,500.

    Superb examples of art from China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia will feature in sales at Christie’s New York Asian Art Week from September 11-14.  The Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sales on September 13-14 comprise over 500 lots and feature a broad range of art and objects, including jade, porcelain, ceramics, snuff bottles, and archaic and later bronzes. Estimates range from $5,000-800,000 and these sales are expected to bring in over $15 million.

    The sale of Japanese and Korean art is on September 11 with South East Asian Modern and Contemporary art and Indian and Southeast Asian art on the following day. Here are some highlights from the ceramics sale. Click on any image to enlarge. All images are courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd., 2012.

    A Peachbloom baluster vase, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735) is estimated at $70,000-90,000. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $122,500.


    A Celadon Pomegranate vase Qianlong Period (1736-1795) is estimated at $40,000-60,000. UPDATE: THIS MADE $146,500.

    A pair of Famille Rose `Chicken’ Dishes Caihua Tang Zhi four-character hall marks Qianlong/Jiajing Period (1736-1820) estimated at $40,000-60,000.  UPDATE: THESE MADE $62,500.


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