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Auction Preview: Asian Sale at Uppsala Auktionskammare, Uppsala, June 15

A pair of famille rose caparisoned elephants and wooden stands Naturalistically modelled in mirror image, each beast shown standing four-square, its head turned to one side with a curling trunk, the hide taupe in color; well carved wooden stands. Period: Jiaqing (1796 - 1820). Height: 38 cm (with wooden stand), 31.5 cm (elephants). Estimate: 250,000 - 300,000 SEK (US$ 28,866 – 34,639)
(Courtesy: Uppsala Auktionskammare)

What: Asian Sale

Where: Uppsala Auktionskammare, Dragarbrunnsgatan 73, 753 20 Uppsala, Sweden

When: 15 June 2018, 11.00 AM CEST

Top lots of the sale:

- A pair of famille rose caparisoned elephants and wooden stands Naturalistically modelled in mirror image, each beast shown standing four-square, its head turned to one side with a curling trunk, the hide taupe in color; well carved wooden stands. Period: Jiaqing (1796 - 1820). Height: 38 cm (with wooden stand), 31.5 cm (elephants). Estimate: 250,000 - 300,000 SEK (US$ 28,866 – 34,639)

- A rare magnificent gilt-lacquer figure of Buddha The figure seated in padmasana with right hand raised in vitarka mudra, the left hand held in dhyana mudra. Period: Early Ming. Height: 48 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 SEK (US$ 23,093 - 34,639)

- An important and extremely rare blue and white basin of round form with deep, slightly tapered sides rising to a flared rim, finely painted in brilliant cobalt-blue with extensive ‘heaping and piling’. The unglazed base of deep orange tone with a central slightly recessed roundel with the blue seal mark of Qianlong. Period: mark and period of Qianlong (1735 - 1796). Diameter: 34 cm. Height: 15 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 SEK (US$ 23,093 - 34,639)

- A hanging scroll painting of a landscape Ink and watercolor on silk, with the signature of Li Shan (1662-?). Measurements: 183 x 94 cm. Estimate: 120,000 - 150,000 SEK (US$ 13,856 – 17,320)

- A rare and imposing figure of a deer Naturalistically modelled as a standing deer with a porcelain body and detachable antlers, the animal gracefully standing four square with its right foreleg lifted above the craggy rock work, its head turned with an alert expression on its gentle face, wide open eyes and flared nostrils, Period: Qianlong (1736-1795). Height: 32 cm, with stand height: 37 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 SEK (US$ 11,547 - 17,320)

- A rare and imposing gold-splashed bronze censer of elegant and unusual stepped quatrefoil form, raised on four loop bamboo-branch feet, the branches climbing up the body, the ends with two loop bamboo-branch handles, the raised leaves reaching onto the body, the base with the incised square hallmark reading ‘Zheng Yu Yong Bao’, or: forever treasure by Zhen-yu. Period: 18th/19th century. Length: 37 cm, height: 24.5 cm (without cover). Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 SEK (US$ 11,547 - 17,320)

- A rare pair of doucai bowls of deep round form painted in doucai overglaze enamels of red, green, yellow and underglaze blue. The base with the iron-red mark ‘Caihua Tang zhi’ which can be translated as: ‘made for the Hall of Many - Colored flowers’. Period: Qianlong (1736 - 1795). Diameter: 18 cm. Estimate: 80.000 - 100.000 SEK (US$ 9,237 – 11,547)

For details, visit: https://www.uppsalaauktion.se/en/

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