Chinese Archaic Jades from Old Collections / 舊藏中國古玉

Chinese Archaic Jades from Old Collections / 舊藏中國古玉

Thursday, 12 October, starting at 11 AM CET - Print Catalog Available On Request

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Join Zacke for this noteworthy sale of 53 rare archaic masterpieces carved from jade (50), soapstone (1), and ritual bone (2), without exception sourced from renowned collectors, many of whom have long since passed away.

These old provenances include preeminent scholars of Chinese art such as Harry Geoffrey Beasley, Isabelle and Robert de Strycker, Sir Percival David, Idemitsu Sazo, Dr. Wou Kiuan, Henry Dyer, and Robert Rousset.

Two exceptional jades (1004 and 1033) from the David Taylor collection deserve special mention, as similar pieces from this provenance achieved record prices quite recently during Asia Week in New York. David Taylor, a Scottish businessman based in Belfast, was known for acquiring a notable group of Chinese jades on his extensive travels in East Asia during the early 20th century. The rather spectacular collection was kept in the family for nearly a century, well beyond David Taylor’s passing in 1952, and only surfaced at a local auction house in the United Kingdom in 2020.

We take great pride in presenting this extraordinary group of 53 ancient artworks, as showcased in our hardcover catalog, and cordially invite you to explore this one-of-a-kind opportunity.

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