Cowan's to Host Inaugural Asian Art Auction on August 26-27 Cowan's to Host Inaugural Asian Art Auction
August 26-27, 2011
Featuring Ivory, Jade, Porcelain, Prints, Chinese furniture and Scroll Paintings
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A Chinese White Jade Scholar's Screen is estimated to sell for $1,500/2,000. This scholar's screen has four rectangular white jade plaques carved on one side with figures and pagodas in a mountainous landscape, the reverse is incised with two seals and a tree, and the plaque is fitted within a carved zitan wood stand.
A Book titled Customs and Costumes of the Chinese by Grohmann is expected to sell for $1,000/2,000. This book contains 55 text pages to go with 55 wonderful hand-colored full page plates. In a custom clamshell box, the title translates roughly to "Customs and Clothing of the Chinese Presented in Colorful Paintings: by the Painter Puqua in Canton as Supplement to Macartney's and Van Braams Travels. George Macartney was a British Envoy who was sent to China from 1792-1794 to negotiate better trade policies between Britain and China, and with hopes to establish a permanent embassy in Beijing. Although unsuccessful at these official goals, the mission did return
A Chinese Fan Painting Attributed to Zhu Wenxing is estimated at $800/1,200. The painting depicts flowers with a grasshopper.
A Chinese Porcelain and Enameled Immortal Figure is expected to sell anywhere from $4,000/6,000.
A Chinese Carved Rosewood Cabinet is estimated at $800/1,200. Carved in rosewood and 20th century, this cabinet has a carved jade landscape and pierced side walls.
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