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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...

Sale Results

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:

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TOP LOT:
A COPELAND & GARRETT PART TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE

Mid 19th Century, circa 1840

Number of bids: 17
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Hammer Price: $11,000

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MOST BID ON ITEM:
A PAIR OF BARR WORCESTER COFFEE CANS AND SAUCERS

Circa 1800. Decorated in the imari palette with a stylised ori...

Auction Results - Property of a Gentleman

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THE TOP SELLING LOT

Ian Fleming's Casino Royale (first edition)

Estimate: $2,000-$4,000

Number of bidders: 26

Hammer Price: $11,000

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MOST BID-ON LOT

George Chinnery (British, 1774-1852) 'Figures Bathing by a Ruined Wall, Bengal'

Estimate: $2,000-$3,000

Hammer Price: $11,000

Number of Bidders: 28

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MOST COVETED LOT

Ian Fleming's Diamond's are Forever

(NB We have REAL diamonds coming up in our Jewellery & Watches auction, see below!)

Estimate: $1,500-$2,500

Hammer Price: $2,400

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OUT SOON | JEWELLERY & WATCHES | 75 LOTS WITH NO RESERVE

Catalogue: 7 September | Auction: 19 September, bids close ...

'Home & Decor' August Results

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)

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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

Estimate: $500-$1,000

Number of bids: 47

Hammer Price: $15,000

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MOST COVETED LOT

AN EAMES/HERMAN MILLER 'HANG IT ALL' COAT RACK

Wooden balls and welded steel wire frame With cer...

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,...

Bid Barometer - Fine Art

1. TOP HAMMER PRICE

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CHEN WEN HSI  'GIBBONS'
  • from the estate of David Marshall, Singapore's First Chief Minister

Estimate: $8,000-$12,000

Hammer: $35,000


2. MOST BID-ON ITEM

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LUU TRAN HAU 'TWO NUDES'
  • oil on canvas, signed and dated 07. Estimate $5,000-$8,000 

Hammer: $24,000

Bids: 32


3. MOST COVETED ITEM

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LE PHO 'JEUNE FILLE DANS LE JARDIN'
  • oil on silk, laid on board. Signed in Chinese and English

Estimate: $20,000-$30,000

Hammer: $30,000

Art for All

instagram format (4).png In our quarterly Fine Art sale - the catalogue is out now - we really do have something for everyone. Whilst this auction may be lead by the recognised masters Le Pho, Raza, Souza and Chen Wen Hsi, (and we don't use the word 'masters' lightly - we mean it!) all with excellent provenance:

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(Highly-collectable, this Chen Wen Hsi painting of gibbons came stright out of the private collection of David Marshall, Singapore's First Chief Minister; the Le Pho, below, still has the original Paris gallery's exhibition sticker to its reverse, where it was bought from.)

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...it also showcases an array of...

Peranakan Heritage Items Fetch Record Values

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Usually gracing the halls of a museum rather than the saleroom of an auction house: a good portion of yesterday’s sale (91% sold) included the untouched contents of a Peranakan shophouse at 20 Blair Road. Lot 37 – a group of Peranakan beaded shoes along with a box of precious embroidery that included a ceremonial handkerchief used for weddings – climbed to nail-biting $20,000 SGD on the night of the sale.

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Lot 2 was also of note – selling for $24,000 SGD and attracting fierce bidding – a very good example of a Peranakan carved and parcel gilt side cabinet, which also came out of the Blair Ro...