ASIAN ART – Auction Footnote

is  A Chinese bronze censer for the Islamic market, squat globular form with everted rim on three feet, decorated with mirror form cartouches of Islamic script on a ring punched ground, six character seal mark to base, 14.5cm diam approx.,

A Chinese bronze censer for the Islamic market, squat globular form with everted rim on three feet, decorated with mirror form cartouches of Islamic script on a ring punched ground, six character seal mark to base, 14.5cm diam approx.,

In Weller’s September 25th sale this Chinese bronze censer (lot 555) made for the Islamic market actually achieved £25,000 (£31,000 including buyer’s premium) against a pre-sale estimate of £1000 – £1500.

is  A Chinese bronze censer for the Islamic market, squat globular form with everted rim on three feet, decorated with mirror form cartouches of Islamic script on a ring punched ground, six character seal mark to base, 14.5cm diam approx.,

A Chinese bronze censer for the Islamic market, squat globular form with everted rim on three feet, decorated with mirror form cartouches of Islamic script on a ring punched ground, six character seal mark to base, 14.5cm diam approx.,

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A painting by Norman Blamey sells for over five times its estimate at auction

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This very striking oil on board mural of `St Andrew the Fisher of Men` was originally painted by Norman Blamey OBE (1914-2000) for Ruislip’s Lutheran Church of St Andrew and it recently sold for £3200 against a pre-sale estimate of £600 at Wellers Auction House in Guildford.
His approach to sacred and secular subjects was meticulous realism and in some he emulated early Renaissance masters with his use of crystalline geometry and one can also see a debt to Stanley Spencer. Only in recent years has he been given his due recognition.

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