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    QING DYNASTY GLASS VASE TO SHATTER RECORDS

    Thursday, September 12th, 2019

    A 300-year-old Qing dynasty vase made of glass is set to shatter records at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong on October 8 with an estimate in excess of £20 million. Created inside the Forbidden City in Beijing it measures 18.2cm. It is a masterpiece in terms of shape, design, execution and size. Its rarity and preciousness is inextricable from the difficulty of its production: to create a vessel which evokes a bottle wrapped in a cloth pouch tied with a ribbon, with a brilliantly enamelled design of phoenixes soaring amid clouds and peonies, would have required the cooperation of different palace workshops, and demanded the highest level of skill from both the imperial artisans in the Glass House and the imperial painters in the Enamelling Workshops.

    The glass vase in the hands of Nicolas Chow, Chairman, Sotheby’s Asia

    CHINESE VASES SELL FOR 60,000 AT SHEPPARDS

    Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

     

    This pair of Qing vases sold for 60,000.

    This pair of Qing vases sold for 60,000.

    A pair of Chinese gu shaped polychrome vases estimated at just 800-1,200 sold for a hammer price of 60,000 at Sheppards in Durrow on July 1.  They were bought by bidders in the room who had travelled from Beijing for the sale.  The signed Qing period vases are by tradition from the collection of Sir William Hutchinson Poe, Baronet (1848-1934) whose address was Heywood House, Queen’s County (nowadays County Laois).  A Chinese Qing period Famille Vert vase estimated at 1,000-1,500 sold for 42,000 in the room.

    Vase (detail).

    Vase (detail).

    Vase (detail).

    Vase (detail).

    Vase (detail).

    Vase (detail).

    This Qing  Famille Vert vase made 42,000.

    This Qing Famille Vert vase made 42,000.

    QING DYNASTY TEA SERVICE TOP LOT AT QUEEN JULIANA SALE

    Friday, March 18th, 2011

    The Qing Dynasty silver gilt tea service (click to enlarge)

    THIS extensive Qing Dynasty Chinese silver gilt tea service was the top lot at  Sotheby’s four-day sale of property from the estate of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands.  The sale, in which all 1,535 lots sold, raised more than €5 million for charity against a pre-sale estimate of €1.5 million. There were bidders from around the world.

    The 18/19th century silver gilt tea service sold to a buyer in the saleroom for €204,750 against an estimate of €30,000-50,000.
    A rare Doccia Ginori porcelain dinner service, circa 1780-1810, sold for €168,750 ($233,172) against an estimate of €40,000-60,000.
    A watercolour by Hendrik Willem Mesdag entitled Bomschuiten in the Breakers sold for €82,350.  Half of the proceeds will go the Red Cross, the rest will be divided among four charities nominated by the late Queen Juliana’s daughters.