Following the success of Arete Art Limited previous June auction, a new vast collection of fine Chinese works of art have once more been accumulated. To celebrate China's vast and storied history, a wide range of jade, bronze, amber, agate, soapstone, rock crystals and tapestries of exquisite quality have been brought together. This auction brings to you selected works of art from celebrated collectors, including Victor Ezekiel, Jack Franses and Mrs Gret Hasler, as well as from experienced English private collectors. All of the aforementioned figures have been pioneers in the field of Chinese antiquities, and we hope to honour their legacy of popularising Chinese works of art in Europe through this auction. All of the lots have clear provenance, many of which had previously been auctioned by firms such as Sotheby's, Christie's, Bonhams and Lyon & Turnbull.
Particular highlights in this auction include a Qing dynasty white jade thumb ring, originally acquired from S.Marchant & Son; An exceptionally rare Qing dynasty white jade figure of Buddha on a lotus throne; as well as a Qing dynasty Dark Green jade censer gui, formerly auctioned by Christie's London and an archaistic yellow jade animal-form vessel from Qing dynasty.