Sotheby’s – Asia Week

March 18th, 2011 by

Sotheby’s New York continues its commitment to presenting the finest and rarest examples of Chinese art to the market. One of the outstanding highlights of the sale on March 23rd is an Imperial battle painting commemorating the victory over Nian rebel forces, commissioned by the Guangxu Emperor. Two highlights from the ceramics section are an exquisite 14th Century white ewer, and a Qianlong mark and period reticulated revolving vase. Also included in this season’s sale is an Imperial ‘zitan’ long table, adorned with finely carved leaf-tip scrolls; a rare celadon jade brushpot carved in deep relief with ‘Hundred Boys’; and an album by Dong Qichang transcribing the biography of Wang Xiangqian’s family.