Museum quality Chinese ink scroll a rare auction find

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 16th February, 2016

A rare museum grade Ming and Qing dynasty (16th-18th century) Chinese ink scroll will be a major drawcard for auction goers at Kim’s Auctions first sale for the year from 11am Sunday February 21 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The scroll joins a huge range of jade carved Quan Ying Buddha-like figures to appeal particularly to Chinese buyers – along with coral and amber necklaces, blue and white porcelain, bronze Quan Ying figures, jade and diamond bangles and pendants, scholars carvings, Tibetan agate and dzi beads, a Cloisonné elephant statue, He Tian jade sculptures and bronze incense burners.

There also is a set of four Han dynasty terra cotta horses and riders and a 19th century ivory figure. Other items bound to attract interest include zebra and cheetah skins

The auction contains a comprehensive range of French and English decorative furniture including a four-door ormolu mounted marble top credenza, 19th century boulle two-door cabinet, boulle ormolu mounted centre table and burr walnut music cabinet.

A pair of 19th century French high back armchairs with original upholstery is another highlight and auction goers should be pleased with the three-piece drawing suite, marble top three-drawer commode, two-door kingwood ormolu mounted display cabinet, rosewood display cabinet, French kingwood marquetry dining table and Napoleon III two-door display bookcase.

There also is a large collection of French gilded, marbled and bronze clocks and art deco statues.

The jewellery on offer is outstanding and includes diamond rings, earrings and bracelets, gents and ladies watches and gold necklaces.

Australian art is another strong section and includes works by such well known artists as Sidney Nolan, Hugh Sawrey, Robert Dickerson, Pro Hart, David Boyd, John Olsen, J.A. Turner, Walter Withers and John Loxton. 

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