Category: Asian Ceramics & Works of Art

Asian Ceramics & Works of Art Sale Results

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.

TOP LOT

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:

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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

Estimate: $1,5...

Recent Sale Results

Read the latest here from our recent 'Peranakan Works of Art' Sale:

TOP LOT

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

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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

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MOST COVETED ITEM

A PERANAKAN PINK GROUND CHUPU

Marked Xu Shun Chang Zao to the bas...

Bid Barometer - No Reserve Asian Ceramics

Sundays auction was a huge success, with many lots pulling in a huge number of bidders

  • 98% sold (just 4 unsold lots),
  • $61,750 total hammer
  • 148 bidders
  • average selling price per lot sold was $381.12
  • average number of bids per lot sold was 10.85

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1. TOP HAMMER PRICE, MOST BID-ON ITEM & HIGHEST OVER TOP ESTIMATE

TWO BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN JARS AND COVERS

One example decorated with birds amongst foliage and chrysanthemum flowers, the other decorated with dragons, with associated cover, one bears Kangxi type mark to base. Both 43cm high

Estimate: $200-$400
Number of bids: 63
Hammer Price: $9,...

Asian Ceramics - and why you need them in your life

Ceramics, except the greats, generally tend to be rather under-appreciated; overlooked in favour of paintings. Perhaps it's their fragility; perhaps it's because they always seem to look best in a pair (or more). Well, our Single-Owner Collection of Chinese Ceramics makes them both accessible and affordable: everything in the catalogue is being sold with - drum roll please - no reserve. This means that if no one else places a bid, you win it for the opening price of $40!

Let your decorating skills run riot. Here are some of our favourite pins for some serious ceramic inspo:

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PS: Stand out fro...