Boningtons’ Asian Art department has gone from strength to strength with some strong Oriental offerings in our specialist auctions over the last few years. However, whilst the department’s previous record sales had come in the form of fine jade, it was the turn of the Chinese ceramics to shine in one of our recent Asian Art auctions.
A beautiful round blue & white lidded box was recognised by Boningtons’ Director Shaban Munir to date to the Kangxi (1654-1722) period. A punchy £8,000-12,000 was promptly placed on the work but this did not deter potential buyers as the bidding soared to £53,000, selling in the room against an online bidder from China.
A Chinese Qingbai Cup Sold for £33,500
Likewise, a delicately potted Qingbai cup was identified as dating as early as the Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Despite its age, it was in excellent condition which undoubtedly contributed to the intense bidding it attracted before selling well above estimate for £33,500.