Akiba Antiques to Offer Carved Jade Brush Pot From Chinese Master

Published May 10th, 2022 by Akiba Galleries

Hardstone carving in Chinese culture dates back to antiquity. Chinese artisans experimented with countless different minerals in their carvings, though nephrite jade eventually rose to become the favored material. The upcoming auction from Akiba Antiques takes a deep look into the history of Chinese hardstone and jade carving. Among the top lots is an 18th-century Chinese brush pot from the hand of a master artist. The piece is notable for its openwork dragons that weave between swirling clouds in high relief. Smoky shades of brown and gold add depth to the composition. The catalog also includes an antique carved black and white jade censer with a detailed lotus flower finial, as well as a vase carved entirely of pale pink quartz.

Collectors of fine dishware and porcelain can consider a 12-piece set of antique Napoleonic Royal Vienna plates. Made in 19th-century Austria, these plates illustrate the life and times of Napoleon Bonaparte. Careful viewers will find scenes of the Emperor in battle, crowning his wife before the Pope, and characteristically tucking his hand in his vest while gazing upon a burning city. Porcelain from Meissen appears alongside Tiffany’s Favrile glass and flowery Herend porcelain dishes. View the complete catalog and register to bid on LiveAuctioneers.

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