Chinese porcelain could bring $1.6m close to Christie's Americana Week
Treasures from the Qianlong period, among other pieces, are going under the hammer in New York
As the grand finale of its Americana Week 2011, Christie's sale of Chinese Export Art on January 25 in New York will offer a stunning selection of Chinese porcelain made to order for American and European traders in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
The auction features wucai, famille verte, famille rose, blue and white, armorial and European subject examples as well as porcelain figures and animals.
Among the highlights of the sale are a very large pair of Famille Rose Jars and Covers from the Yongzheng/early Qianlong period (estimate: $100,000-150,000) each very finely enameled in a delicate famille rose palette with a beloved legend from Chinese history: Lady Generals of the Yang Family.
With over 300 items, including Chinese school paintings in oil on canvas, gouache and reverse-painted glass and China Trade figures in wood or unfired clay, the sale is expected to achieve in excess of $1.6 million. Overall, Americana Week 2011 is expected to realise more than of $12 million.
The Americana Week sales begin January 18 with Native American Art, followed by Important American Silver on January 20, American Furniture and Folk Art on January 21, Syd Levethan: The Longridge Collection on January 24, and Chinese Export Art on January 25.
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