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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ —

A guan-type faceted vase & a celadon glazed icy crackle bamboo necked bottle vase highlight lots
The world’s first auction house providing scientific authenticity by ISO-certified laboratory
Enhance investment value & accreditation of archaic ceramics
Attract more young connoisseurs to pursue authentic art pieces
Royale Auctioneers, the world’s first auction house providing scientific authenticity by ISO 9001-certified laboratory, will host Important Chinese Art Auction Fall 2016 at Hankow 2, 6/F of The Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong in Kowloon at 10 a.m., on 29 November (Tuesday). The auction comprises 54 high-quality archaic ceramics spanning from Tang Dynasty to Republic of China’s period, all verified by Royal Heritage Ceramics Authentication Ltd. A series of pre-auction exhibitions featuring part of archaic ceramics to be auctioned at Hong Kong was kicked off at Shanghai last week and followed by stops such as Beijing and Shenzhen.

Every piece of precious ceramics auctioned at Important Chinese Art Auction Fall 2016 comes with an authentication report issued by ISO-certified laboratory and recognized by 165 countries and regions worldwide.

Highlighted by quality archaic ceramic masterpieces from A guan-type faceted vase in Song Dynasty and a celadon glazed icy crackle bamboo necked bottle vase in Southern Song Dynasty, the auction showcases the glorious period of Chinese ceramic craft, in particular the beautiful, simple and elegant Song ceramics that have since become treasures among contemporary connoisseurs for their unique rarity and set all-time high in valuation.

Other treasures to be auctioned include a falangcai vase with a kitten, marked Shi Lu in Republic of China, a Ru ware tripod censer with a carved mandarin duck lid in Northern Song Dynasty, as well as a blue and white prunus Yuhuchunping vase in Ming Dynasty and a group of blue and white ceramic pieces in Song Dynasty, for a much-anticipated enthusiastic bidding among archaic ceramic connoisseurs worldwide.

All 54 treasures to be auctioned are authentic pieces verified by Royal Heritage Ceramics Authentication Ltd through professional scientific appraisal with DNA certificates. Tested by laboratory equipment under the “Technology + Humanity” appraisal process, this not only eliminates human disturbance but also enhances appraisal accuracy.

In addition to scientific appraisal, the treasures will also be reviewed and verified by experienced experts from China to ensure buyers bid authentic ceramics on the one hand, and enhances investment value and accreditation of archaic ceramics on the other hand. By utilizing X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer and inVia Raman Spectrometer, appraisal experts not only undergo non-destructive procedures, but also limit the age deviation within the range of 50 years.

Finally, appraisal experts carry out a comprehensive analysis on relevant data to infer the year of production and authenticity of archaic ceramics.

A Guan-Type Faceted Vase (Lot Number 1629)
A Guan-Type Faceted Vase (Lot Number 1629)
Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD)

Estimate by request

Description: The pear-shaped body swelling from splayed, rippled base, tapering to a slender neck with a trumpeting undulated rim with a slight lip, applied with a blue-green glaze with russet-brown crackling. Common Guan ware forms imitated Chinese bronze work and jade carving from the Zhou to the Han Dynasties, and were often fired with dark brown, celadon, blue, pale blue, and yellow glazes.

A Celadon Glazed Icy Crackle Bamboo Necked Bottle Vase (Lot Number 1618)
A Celadon Glazed Icy Crackle Bamboo Necked Bottle Vase (Lot Number 1618)
Southern Song Dynasty (1127 – 1279 AD)

Estimate HK$3,000,000 – 6,000,000

Description: The elegantly-potted globular ringed body rising from a circular slightly convex foot with an inverted unglazed base to a beautifully-shaped ringed bamboo-like trumpeting neck, undoubtedly a treasured ware from the Song imperial court, the vase described above is today only one of two of this size and caliber that have survived. A bamboo knife was used to achieve the bamboo appearance of the vessel’s neck, creating a natural appearance and a uniquely multi-faceted ceramic. This, along with the unique icy crackle and the painstaking firing process, has helped to create an important and rare piece to enhance the collection of any serious collector of Chinese imperial wares.

Ms. Jayne Li, General Manager of Royale Auctioneers, looking forward to the forthcoming auction at The Peninsula Hong Kong, commented, “Since launching our China travelling exhibition last month, Royale Auctioneers has brought our precious exhibits to cities such as Xiamen, Guangzhou, Changsha, Shanghai and Beijing, and drawn attendance of connoisseurs and investors. With archaic ceramics has gradually become sought-after collectibles among young investors in recent years, participants in the investment market of art collection are getting younger and this will definitely be a market trend in future.

“Also the technological advancements in recent years have elevated the imitation technique, resulting more doubts on the authenticity of archaic ceramics across the market. Therefore, we believe we must rely on scientific appraisal as a tool for distinguishing authenticity.”

She added, “Hong Kong’s position as an international city is the main reason for Royale Auctioneers to host the fall auction and serve as the final stop of China travelling exhibition. We are looking forward to attracting more middle and young aged investors to enter into art market, appreciate the artistic value and wealth accumulation of archaic ceramics, and promote the quintessence of Chinese ceramics from Hong Kong to all over the world.”

“Important Chinese Art Auction Fall 2016” Highlight Lots

Lot No.

Lot Description

Lot Estimate

1.

1629

A Guan-Type Faceted Vase

Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD)

Description: The pear-shaped body swelling from splayed, rippled base, tapering to a slender neck with a trumpeting undulated rim with a slight lip, applied with a blue-green glaze with russet-brown crackling. Common Guan ware forms imitated Chinese bronze work and jade carving from the Zhou to the Han Dynasties, and were often fired with dark brown, celadon, blue, pale blue, and yellow glazes.

Estimate by request

2.

1618

A Celadon Glazed Icy Crackle Bamboo Necked Bottle Vase

Southern Song Dynasty (1127 – 1279 AD)

Description: The elegantly-potted globular ringed body rising from a circular slightly convex foot with an inverted unglazed base to a beautifully-shaped ringed bamboo-like trumpeting neck, undoubtedly a treasured ware from the Song imperial court, the vase described above is today only one of two of this size and caliber that have survived. A bamboo knife was used to achieve the bamboo appearance of the vessel’s neck, creating a natural appearance and a uniquely multi-faceted ceramic. This, along with the unique icy crackle and the painstaking firing process, has helped to create an important and rare piece to enhance the collection of any serious collector of Chinese imperial wares.

HK$3,000,000-6,000,000

3.

1650 & 1651

A Falangcai Vase with a Kitten, Marked Shi Lu

Liang Duishi (Active 1920 – 1937)

Republican Period (1912 – 1949 AD)

Description: The spherical body rising from a slightly splayed foot, tapering to a short neck and culminating in a raised cylindrical rim with an inward-facing lip, decorated in a falangcai palette depicting a cat in brown, white, and black in a field amongst peony flowers, the rim and foot decorated in blue and white with arabesques and archaic swirls.

HK$400,000-800,000 & HK$200,000-400,000

4.

1601

A Qingbai Trumpet-shaped Vase with a Carved Dragon

Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD)

Description: The pear-shaped body swelling elegantly from a raised circular foot with an unglazed base, the neck rising outward to a trumpeting rim with a slight lip, the white clay applied with a beautiful white glaze splashed with tones of cream overglaze, carved with a long, firerce three-clawed dragon circling the entire body with intricate scales and facial features.

HK$300,000-500,000

5.

1621

A Longquan Celadon Glazed Columnar Pear-shaped Vase

Southern Song Dynasty (1127 – 1279 AD)

Description: The short, rounded body swelling from a flat, circular unglazed base, rising to an elegant, wide cylindrical neck with a slightly lipped rim, applied with a beautiful thick monochrome blue-green celadon glaze.

HK$300,000-600,000

6.

1605

A Rare Yueyao Celadon Glaze Faceted Vase

Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period (907 – 960 AD)

Description: The octagonal plum-shaped body swelling from a circular foot with a flat base, rising to a long, fluted neck with an incised three-ringed base, culminating in a slight rim with no lip, applied with a thin brown-green celadon glaze. A very rare piece, as very few ceramics exist from this period due to the civil unrest experienced in China during the Five Dynasties Period of the 10th century.

HK$800,000-1,200,000

7.

1631

A Celadon Glazed Bottle Vase

Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD)

Description: Slender and beautiful with exquisite curves, this bottle features a flaring mouth, small neck, round body and ring foot, making it a very popular treasure.

HK$300,000-600,000

8.

1607

A Ru Ware Tripod Censer with a Carved Mandarin Duck Lid

Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127 AD)

Description: The body of the burner rising from three claw-footed legs to a short cylindrical trunk, with a flared rim with a subtle lid, the lid rising from a circular base incised with repeating tendril motifs, adorned with a small Mandarin Duck statuette with a smoothly-shaped body incised with feathers, a carved beak and feet, and trapezoidal wings, applied with an olive green celadon glaze with signs of crazing.

HK$500,000-1,000,000

9.

1611

A “Huitian” Ware Wine Warmer and Ewer

Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD)

Description: A two-piece set of both Hutian ware wine warmer and ewer, the body of the warmer rising in the shape of a lotus blossom from a raised circular foot topped with an undulated flower blossom rim, carved with the natured elements of a lotus. The ewer swelling from a splayed foot with an unglazed base, featuring a delicate handle and slightly bent spout, topped with a lid featuring a handle carved into a guardian lion above a flat, disc-shaped edge, both ewer and warmer applied with a light bluish-white glaze.

HK$700,000-900,000

10.

1640

A Pair of Famille Rose Enamel Chrysanthemum Chargers

Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911)

Description: Evolved from Song Dynasty lacquer ware, soft color and pastels have been used for painting ceramic chrysanthemum chargers since Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong periods of Qing Dynasty and inherited till late Qing Dynasty and Republic of China periods. A masterpiece from local kiln in Qing Dynasty with good collection value, this pair of exquisite chrysanthemum chargers are depicted with interesting life scene in a natural and casual manner.

HK$100,000-200,000

About Royale Auctioneers

Royale Auctioneers is a one of a kind auction house and we are specialized in auctioning the Chinese Works of Arts.

We are not just a regular auction house providing a typical buying and selling service. Instead, we render our unique specialty in auctioning all the consignments authenticated by prominent ISO certified laboratories. Royale Auctioneers is very likely the first and the only auction house to provide the scientific authenticity by ISO certified labs.

Chinese Ceramics artefacts undoubtedly ranks the top popularity among general collectors’ items. This attributes to their scarcity and the sky high values. However, these also lead to emerge of uncountable high quality counterfeits of ancient Chinese ceramics in the past few decades. The forgery quality is high enough to deceive even the reputable appraisers’ naked eyes. Thus, Royale Auctioneers is your best partner because we reveal a brand new chapter in the auction history and we are here to protect our stakeholders’ interests and speak on behalf of the genuine Chinese ceramics by providing the scientific authenticity.

Strategic Communications Consultants Limited (SCC)

Terence Lo

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Tel: (852) 2114 4985 / 9820 4996

Tel: (852) 2114 4958 / 9178 7600

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Email: terence.lo@sprg.com.hk

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November 22, 2016 at 12:20 pm

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