March 20, 2017
On March 26, 2017 Kaminski Auctions will hold a two session Asian Art and Estate Auction starting at 10:00 am.
The Asian session highlights includes a collection of fine Mughal Indian swords from a Houston, Texas estate. Many of the swords are intricately carved with animal form hilts and gilt floral inlays. There is also, an early Middle Eastern hand written Koran with gilt pages and leather binding conservatively estimated at $1,500-$2,500 from the same collection.
Asian art of note includes two paintings by the Pakistani artist Abdur Rahman Chughtai, (Pakistan, 1894-1975). A watercolor gouache, portrait of a woman, signed lower left and a watercolor and ink of a woman with bird are both from the collection of Mrs. Farooqui Nawab of Hyderabad, India. They are estimated at $4000-$6,000 and $2,000-$3,000 respectively.
Asian porcelain highlights include a pair of large and rare Chinese cloisonné censers. Decorated with motifs of crane, deer, ruyi and plants, three cranes form the base and the covers are exquisitely carved and pierced with dragons and clouds. They are topped with a ball finial and coiling dragons and are valued at $20,000-$40,000.
There is also an important Chinese Yuhuchun vase from the Qianlong period. It is enamel on famille rose and decorated with peony, bamboo and rockery motifs estimated at $6,000-$9,000. Another very fine piece in the sale is a Chinese sang-de-boeuf Yuhuchun vase of pear-shaped form. It is covered in a deep red glaze with the Qianlong mark on the base and has the original wood stand. Acquired in Derbyshire, England in 1972, it stands 10 and half inches high and is from The Travis Brock Collection of Monochrome Ceramics, Bethesda, Maryland. The vase is estimated at …