The Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale features a wide range of objects such as porcelain, jade, gilt bronze, cloisonné, bronzes, bamboo and wood carvings, Shoushan soapstone, paintings and calligraphy, Japanese art, and jadeite, totaling 195 exquisite pieces.
The highlighted cover piece is a 17th-century "EXCEPTIONAL AND LARGE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN", which was previously auctioned at Sotheby's London in the spring of 2014. This statue of Guanyin is grand in stature, with a robust body, wearing a wind-hooded headpiece, and adorned with a high chignon. She holds a water vessel in her left hand in front of her abdomen, while her right hand seems to dip a willow branch into water, symbolizing the compassionate act of showering sweet dew. It inherits the distinct features of unadorned naturalness seen in Buddhist statues from the Song and Yuan dynasties. The proportions of the figure are well-balanced, with exquisitely detailed and elegant decorations, showcasing the style of Ming Dynasty Han-style sculptures. At an impressive 50 centimeters, it radiates an extraordinary presence.
The featured item on the back cover is “A RARE AND SUPERB WHITE JADE HORSE" from the Qing Qianlong period, with a label from Christie's Spring Auction in 1995. This piece is meticulously carved from fine white jade, exuding a lustrous glow. The galloping horse displays a dynamic posture, expressing the auspicious sign of "towering aspirations and boundless ambition", representing a fine example of Qing Dynasty animal-themed jade carvings from the Qianlong period.
Furthermore, the auction will present a selection of Japanese art treasures from the "Taiwan 50 Art Gallery" collection, showcasing exceptional craftsmanship from the Meiji to Showa periods. This includes the near-extinct craft of "Jizai" (moveable metalwork). Notable pieces include " TANAKA TADAYOSHI (D. 1950) A RARE AND LARGE IRON ARTICULATED SCULPTURE OF A PHEASANT" from the Meiji period, which is meticulously crafted to replicate the actual size of the bird, demonstrating the artist's remarkable skill in realism. It stands as one of the rarest and most distinctive pieces themed around pheasants. Additionally, from the Meiji era, "TAKASE TORAKICHI (1869-1934) A RARE IRON ARTICULATED SCULPTURE OF A SNAKE" is intricately constructed from multiple pieces of iron, totaling 234 sections in its 108-centimeter-long body. This enables it to move freely, displaying astonishing lifelikeness. The collection features refined treasures from various periods and categories, spanning from China to Japan, and will be unveiled in all its glory at the Yu Jen Autumn Auction.