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Next sale "Arts of Asia" : DE BAECQUE & Associés

Thursday 13 April 2023 at 2.30 pm

70, rue Vendôme 69006, Lyon

DE BAECQUE & Associés is pleased to present its spring sale of Asian Art, scheduled for Thursday 13 April 2023 in Lyon. The sale includes a rich Japanese section, notably beautiful works from the Meiji era (metal, ceramics, lacquerware, prints, etc.). China is also represented by a range of objects from a Ming bronze to a Canton lacquer screen, including 18th century porcelain.

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Lot 82:

Gold and silver maki-e lacquer cabinet with cranes, Japan, MEIJI period (1868-1912)

Rectangular in shape, with six drawers and a door opening at the front into three additional drawers, decorated on the front, top and both sides with cranes in takamaki-e (their red crests) in a hiramaki-e landscape. Some are standing amidst reeds (and inlaid silver drops or pebbles), others in flight over a sea covered with ships' sails, and others in flight higher up in the clouds (with details in kirikane). The base and rim of the doors are adorned with geometric decoration of ovals, lozenges and fleurons, the interior of the doors decorated with minogame turtles in young pines, and the interior drawers decorated with bamboo and prunus flowers, copper door handle in the shape of a copper crane, fittings incised with scrolls at the corners.

Good general condition: one crack, a few jumps of lacquer, wear. H. 32,5 cm - W. 33,5 cm - D. 22,5 cm.

This cabinet, exceptional for the quality and condition of its decoration of cranes in relief, was perhaps originally a birthday present or at least an object dedicated to celebrating the longevity of its owner.

Lot 231:

Buddhist embroidered silk panel, China, Qing dynasty, 18th/19th century

Rectangular in shape, embroidered with polychrome and metallic threads on an orange-yellow embroidered background, presenting three sections of the same design, a large visva vajra (double vajra in a cross), containing a gankyil 'wheel of joy' in its centre, surrounded by scrolls of lotus in braces and four swastikas in a square, a frieze of lotus below and the eight auspicious emblems of Buddhism (astamangala) by four, in a column on either side. Slight discolouration and oxidation of the threads in places, stains, loose threads on one of the three sections.

H. 104 cm - W. 250 cm

This very fine brocade has a strong religious theme. It could be a section of an originally larger fabric. It was probably used as a hanging (walls, columns) or as an ornament (furniture) in a Buddhist temple, where Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana) was practised and was very prevalent in China during the Qing dynasty. The vajra, or thunderbolt, used especially in Tibetan Tantric Buddhism, symbolises the victorious power of Knowledge, against ignorance and evil.

Lot 163:

Porcelain soup tureen and its tray with Famille Rose enamelled "pseudo tobacco leaf" decoration, China, Qing dynasty, late Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Of rectangular form, decorated with hibiscus flowers, rosettes, cut-out leaves and rings, the lid in the shape of a pomegranate, and the handles in the shape of deer heads. Two small chips at the edge of the tray, slight wear and tear and missing enamel and gilding.

Tray: H. 6.5 cm - D. 38 cm.

Soup tureen: H. 22 cm - D. 36 cm.

A particularly fine example of this typical East India Company design, in very good overall condition.

Public viewing :

Wednesday 12 April 2023 from 14:00 to 18:00 and Thursday 13 April 2023 from 9:00 to 12:00

Auction :

Thursday 13 April 2023 at 14:30

Place of auction: 70, rue Vendôme 69006 Lyon

Contacts :

Expert: Léonore de MAGNEÉ

For more information, please contact Emma SARRANO

+33(0)4 72 16 29 44 /

Link to the sales catalogue: Catalogue

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