Last Sunday's sale saw some wonderful pieces go up for auction in our Asian Ceramics and Works of Art auction. Find out what was the big ticket item; which lot generated fierce bidding. We shall see you online, this Sunday from 6pm onwards, for the close of our monthly Home & Decor.
We do so love a blue and white dragon vase here at Hotlotz! Whilst this particular one wasn't a record-breaker, it was sougt after:
A BLUE, WHITE AND COPPER RED DRAGON BOTTLE VASE
Qing Dynasty, 18th/19th Century. Of pear shape, decorated with a trailing dragon amongst blue clouds. 43cm high
Read the latest here from our recent 'Peranakan Works of Art' Sale:
A PERANAKAN CEREMONIAL BEADED COLLAR
From the collection of Dr Ho Wing Meng. Ceremonial collar with elaborate designs of insects, animals and flowers stitched onto velvet panel Number of Bids: 35 Estimate: $5,000 Hammer Price: $20,000
MOST BID ON ITEM
FOUR PORCELAIN PLATES
With Phoenix, butterfly and floral decoration, three on a celadon ground. The largest plate is 19cm diameter Estimate: $300 Number of Bids: 54 Hammer Price: $5,000
MOST COVETED ITEM
A PERANAKAN PINK GROUND CHUPU
Marked Xu Shun Chang Zao to the bas...
We do so love a single-owner collection. Unusually, due to our packed auction schedule (keep checking our website closely as we have a lot of sales coming up) we had a sale that closed on a Tuesday, rather than our usual Sunday evening.
Our really rather smashing sale results from yesterday's sale, appear below:
Mid 19th Century, circa 1840
Circa 1800. Decorated in the imari palette with a stylised ori...
Imagine drinking from a cup made before the typewriter was invented!
Morning tea, or coffee, just got a lot more interesting. And - considering age - the condition of the collection is incredible.
This handsome teapot was around in 1819 when Raffles landed in Singapore Shaped oval on conforming stand, decorated with flowerheads, stiff leaves and gilt borders. Old BADA sticker to base. Early-mid 19th century.
Current bid: $160
More info here
In 1813 Jane Austin published Pride & Prejudice: Mr Darcy would have drunk from cups much like these This lot comes with two similar tea cups and saucer...
THE TOP SELLING LOT
Ian Fleming's Casino Royale (first edition)
Number of bidders: 26
Hammer Price: $11,000
MOST BID-ON LOT
George Chinnery (British, 1774-1852) 'Figures Bathing by a Ruined Wall, Bengal'
Hammer Price: $11,000
Number of Bidders: 28
MOST COVETED LOT
Ian Fleming's Diamond's are Forever
(NB We have REAL diamonds coming up in our Jewellery & Watches auction, see below!)
Hammer Price: $2,400
OUT SOON | JEWELLERY & WATCHES | 75 LOTS WITH NO RESERVE
Catalogue: 7 September | Auction: 19 September, bids close ...
Want to know which item climbed to $15,000 in Sunday's sale? What was the most coveted item? Which item attracted the most bids? Read on:
TOP SELLING LOT (ALSO OUR MOST BID-ON LOT)
A CHINESE CARVED WHITE JADE CENSER AND COVER
The cover with elephant finial above mask decoration, twin dragon head drop ring handles and on tripod supports, on carved hardwood stand 10cm high x 14cm wide without stand; 14cm high with stand
Number of bids: 47
Hammer Price: $15,000
MOST COVETED LOT
AN EAMES/HERMAN MILLER 'HANG IT ALL' COAT RACK
Wooden balls and welded steel wire frame With cer...
We're delighted to hear that eating out will soon be possible again! What restaurant did you miss the most?
Eating - where ever you do it - is essentially about 3 things: the food, the company and the atmosphere. Whilst we can't help with the first 2 things on the list (unless you ask us to dinner and invite us to cook for you!) we CAN help with the third.
And in a world where lockdown, sometimes, seems to prevail, there IS indeed something vaguely pleasing (regardless of what 'phase' we are in or whatever is going on out there in the world) in getting the simple things right; getting back t...
We are delighted to annouce that we ARE still open for viewings and can pemit a maximum of 15 visitors to the Saleroom at any one time.
Hotlotz photography is excellent and where possible, items are shot in context which help hugely if you are unable to come and visit.
Additional photographs and condition reports are always available, upon request.
When are you old enough to wear a brooch?! I like to think I have a few years left; but apparently I AM officially "old enough" to no longer wear a brooch ironically (I am four years older than 39).
Of course brooches always looks fabulous pinned to lapel of a coat or blazer (extra points if it's being worn with jeans and trainers) but they also look good when worn in a formal context (just look at Kate) or my new favourite - grouped.
Kate is a fan and shows you which side, traditionally, you are meant to wear it. (Left is technically correct, but who cares?)
I love that Blake's bling (belo...