This month we are launching our new Asian Art Curator page where we will feature selected Asian art auctions currently on eBay, as well as other resources for eBay buyers including saved searches and recommended sellers. We hope that our curator’s corner will help dealers and collectors navigate through this very busy marketplace. Let us know your thoughts and suggestions!
We are also happy to announce our participation in this year’s Asia Week Paris in collaboration with Catawiki. Auctions will be published 8 July.
See the list below for current eBay auctions and a selection of recently sold Catawiki items.
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Wonderful Qianlong period porcelain dish with grisaille and gilt decorated central scene featuring eight geese, framed by cavetto with nicely preserved floral sprays in blue enamels and with gilt border running along the rim. For similar example decorated with goldfish see collection of The Metropolitan Museum in New York – object 79.2.721.
Diameter: 23 cm
eBay auction closing 5 July 2022
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Beautiful rare original Japanese woodblock print by Toyohara Kunichika – Pampas Grass (Obana): Actor Ichikawa Kuzô III as Hakamadare no Yasusuke, from the series Thirty-six Selected Flowers and Grasses (Sanjûrokkasô no uchi), 1865. In good antique condition with only minor signs of aging as per photographs.
Fantastic Chinese porcelain brush rest in the form of a reclining horse among rolling waves. In excellent condition with only some minor original firing flaws and iron oxide marks. Height: 6 cm; length: 9 cm.
Original Chinese Stone Rubbing of Yangzhi Guanyin Stele From Putuoshan Fayu Temple – China – 20th century
Beautiful and rare original ink rubbing of Yangzhi Guanyin 楊枝觀音 taken from a stone stele dating to the Wanli Period, Ming Dynasty and based on a painting by Tang Dynasty mater Yan Liben. Very nice example mounted on a silk hanging scroll. Dimensions: scroll measures 183×63 cm, area of the rubbing is 116×52 cm
Antique Japanese Sukashi Openwork Iron Tsuba With Gilt Decoration – Japan – Edo Period (1600-1868)
Fine Japanese sukashi tsuba of quatrefoil form depicting intertwined flowers or branches with buds and further embellished with gold. Unsigned. In very good condition with some age-related marks and minor wear to gilt decoration as per photographs. Dimensions: 6.9×6.2 cm
Large Pair of Chinese Original Paintings on Silk. Framed and Glazed – China – 19th century
Lovely pair of large Chinese original paintings on silk depicting maidens and immortals emerging from the mountain fog. Nicely framed and glazed. Dimensions: each frame measures 57×19 cm; each artwork measures 43×10 cm.
Beautifully shaped Japanese black lacquered box finely decorated with subtle gilded floral motifs and insects. Domed lid features partially gilded design with flowers, butterflies and miniature framed scene. Complete set of removable compartments inside. Originally intended for storing playing cards but would make a great jewellery or trinket box. Comes with its original detachable and fully lacquered stand. Very elegant example of Japanese lacquerware.
Large Antique Japanese Natural Form Burr Wood ‘Tabako-bon’ Holder. 19th century
Stunning antique Japanese scholar’s object made out of solid burr wood with beautiful surface texture and dark patina. Originally designed to hold smoking implements of traditional ‘Tabako bon’ set: hi’ire – container for lit charcoal and haifuki – tall container or a piece of bamboo for used tobacco ash. Could be also used for calligraphy brush pots or as a display stand for other scholar’s objects. Apocryphal Chinese four-character ‘Da Qing Qian Long’ mark carved to the base.