Press Release  April 1, 2021

Rare Chinese Porcelain & Celadon Lead Freeman's Auction

Courtesy Freeman's Auctions.

A Chinese carved twelve-panel "Coromandel" folding screen. 17th - 18th Century. Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000.

Freeman’s will hold its Asian Arts auction on April 8, the sale will showcase a rare example of Chinese Porcelain, a carved twelve-panel “Coromandel” folding screen, and a hanging scroll attributed to the Empress Dowager Cixi.

Courtesy Freeman's Auctions.

Jiutian Chuilu (Grapes) Attributed to the Empress Dowager of China, Cixi (1835 - 1908). Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000.

The sale provides an excellent opportunity for collectors to browse a fine selection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, and Southeast Asian ceramics, jades, lacquer, sculpture, furniture, and works of art from a range of centuries and dynasties.

The highlight of the auction is a rare Chinese carved and underglaze red Dragons and Waves vase (Lot 12, $150,000 - 250,000), a rare example of a small group of wares made for the Yongzheng court.

The work features reserved dragons carved in low relief against a ground of crashing waves executed in a red underglaze.

Also on offer is a Chinese Longquan incised celadon—glazed bottle vase (Lot 2, $20,000 - 30,000), potentially among a body of works made for Chinese imperial use during the early fifteenth century reigns of the Yongle and Xuande emperors.

Another item listed is a Chinese carved twelve-panel Coromandel folding screen (Lot 81, $20,000 - 30,000), a fine example of popular seventeenth and eighteenth-century interior screens; and a hanging scroll attributed to the Empress Dowager of China, Cixi, titled Jiutian Chuilu (Grapes) (Lot 84, $15,000 - 25,000) A diplomatic gift to Congressman and Mrs. Edwin H. Conger, survivors of the Boxer Rebellion.

Courtesy Freeman's Auctions

A Chinese Longquan incised celadon glazed bottle vase, Yuhuchunping Ming Dynasty, 15th Century. Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000.

Since 1805, Freeman’s has been part of the fabric of Philadelphia, helping generations of clients in the buying and selling of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, design, and more. We host many auctions throughout the year, including sales of single-owner collections. Freeman’s, Philadelphia’s auction house. Sharing the world of art, design, and jewelry with you, wherever you are.

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