Fine arts: Eastern promise
With antique treasures from China, Japan and Tibet, Adam’s Asian sale should have plenty for fans of the Orient
In China, for centuries, the Imperial Seal was the ultimate rubber stamp, used to establish legitimacy and to authenticate documents. One carved in 1787 from a block of jade incised with the inscription ‘The Master of Heaven Qianlong, made by the House of Internal Affairs’ is a headline lot at Adam’s Asian sale next week.
Its maker saw no reason why such an authoritarian item shouldn’t also be an object of beauty,...
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Artefacts to suit all tastes at Victor Mee’s latest sale
The auction features everything from button-back leather Chesterfields to a mahogany drinks cabinet and an early 19th-century fruitwood dog’s bed
Bring some colour, calm and escapism into your home
Morgan O’Driscoll’s online auction caters for all tastes with soothing seascapes, colourful abstracts and comic sketches for sale
Object of desire: Joseph F Kernan’s College Football
The illustration from the cover of a 1932 edition of the Saturday Evening Post is expected to fetch up to $35,000