Published: March 21, 2016
NEWTON, MASS. — Tremont Auctions’ first Asian sale March 19-20 had some pleasant surprises. Going for $111,150 was a 44-inch pair of Chinese cloisonné censers decorated with cranes, deer and pine trees, symbols of longevity. The pair was cataloged as possibly Nineteenth Century, with Ch’ien Lung marks. Ch’ien Lung (1711-1799) was the sixth emperor of the Qing dynasty and ruled China for more than 60 years.
A large group of Chinese export silver sold well, most above estimates, as a silver bowl with enamel decoration sold for $17,550. Chinese porcelains, amber jewelry, robes and furniture turned in robust results. A full report will follow.
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