Asian art collectors had a successful day at an auction house in Billinghurst.
Bellman’s Asian Art auction saw a pair of blue and white Chinese bowls sold for £20,000.
The bowls, estimated at £250-350, bore six reign marks of the Kangxi Emperor, each painted with flowers and tendrils on wooden stands. It was suspected that the bowls could have come from a later and possibly Republican.
Several Japanese nô masks, from a collection, also sold well.
The best lot was a Noh mask from Kotobide – from the Edo period. It had been estimated between £1,000 and £1,500 and sold for £1,700.
A Chinese Famille-Verte Ormolu-Mounted Vase, which had been adapted as a lamp, sold for £3,800 against an estimate of £1,000-1,500.
Summers Place auction house, also in Billinghurst, included an extremely rare set of four carved marble figures representing the seasons in this year’s first sale on March 22, 2022.
Made in France in the late 17th/early 18th century and later on stoneware bases, the life-size figures are expected to sell for between £120,000-180,000.