Friday 9 September 2011

Our next Fine Art and Antique Sale

We are very much looking forward to our next Antique and Fine Art Sale, to be held on Wednesday 21st September 2011, which has a fantastic selection of over 500 lots including this particularly fine pair of rare Qianlong Chinese bell shaped incense burners estimated to fetch between £15,000-20,000.

The Qianlong Emperor reigned from 1735-1796 and was the fourth Qing Emperor to rule over China. He was a major patron of the arts, and saw himself as an important preserver of Chinese culture.

Each burner is finely decorated with two oval panels depicting mountainous lakeland scenes with pine trees, flowering foliage, farmers and fishermen, against a millefleur gilt background. The undersides are decorated on a turquoise ground with an iron red Qianlong six-character seal mark.

Viewing will be held on Saturday 17th September from 10am-1pm and Tuesday 20th September from 2-6pm.

 Our full catalogue is now available online.

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