The Focus is on Ceramics at Chorley’s next sale

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Ceramics form the focus of Chorley’s forthcoming sale on Thursday 28th June 2012 and one of the major highlights is a Chinese medallion bowl (Lot 409).

From the Jiaqing period (1796-1820), the exterior medallions are enamelled with landscapes on a ruby red ground which is further enamelled with stylized flowers. The interior is centred by an eight pointed star motif. Unusually, the bowl bears a Jiaqing seal mark, almost all other known examples bear the later mark of the Emperor Daoguang (1821-1850). This is a good example of its type and should realize £15,000-20,000. The market for Chinese ceramics, jade and objects has boomed over the past few years and while there are signs that some of the heat has come out of the market, there is always still competition for the best quality objects.

Among the English ceramics is a very rare Longton Hall figure of Guanyin (Lot 364). Produced circa 1750, it is one of a type known as ‘Snowman’ figures owing to the thick glaze which obscures any fine detail giving a blurred outline. This figure seldom appears at auction although the same model can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA. Its rarity should see bids to £2,000-3,000.

Although Asian and European ceramics form the focus on the sale buyers should look out for a good selection of Belleek, Royal Doulton and Royal Worcester.

The sale includes other categories and two objects are worthy of mention. The first, Lot 447, is a grand sonnerie mantel clock by Payne and Co, dating from the mid-19th century with a pre-sale estimate of £7,000-9,000. Of incredible quality, the gilt-brass case has a swan-neck carrying handle, ogee arched glazed panel front and turned columns to the sides. Fitted with a twin fusee movement, quarter-chiming on two gongs and striking the hour on one, this is sure to attract bids from far and wide.

The second, Lot 455 is a Scottish Quaich, estimated at £800-1,200. These small drinking vessels generally have two small handles and can be made from treen, silver, pewter or horn. This example is particularly fine being made from segments of holly and bog oak held together by silver and is one of the slightly rarer examples having three handles. While the silver does not bear hallmarks, it is initialled and carries the date 1701. A wonderful piece of folk art, it is likely to see bidding from north of the border.

Tuesday, 26th June 9am-7pm, Wednesday, 27th June 9am-5pm, Thursday, 28th June, 8.30am-10.30am

For further information please contact Catrin Hampton on
01452 344499 or [email protected]

Source:IONA PR 

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