Published: August 13, 2018
SARASOTA, FLA. — Four plaques by Chinese porcelain artist Wang Yeting (1884–1942) took center stage at Sarasota Estate Auction’s August 11–12 sale. Each measuring 15¼ by 10 inches, the enamel famille plaques, from left in picture above, sold for $55,930, $38,675, $47,600 and $38,080, totaling $180,285. They all featured misty mountain scenes and were signed in the top half. The four plaques sold to the same international collector.
“Yeting was one of the Eight Friends of Zhushan,” said Andrew Ford, owner and auctioneer at Sarasota Estate Auction. “These were Republic Period tile and plaque artists active in the late Nineteenth to the first half of the Twentieth Century. These plaques were from the same collection that we sold from our previous sale. These were consigned directly from the family, purchased from Wang Yeting in the 1930s by the consignor’s grandfather, who was a missionary in China from the 1920s to the 1940s.”
The same collection featured a number of other highlights, including Chinese currency and French paperweights.
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