Sale 17489
The Soame Jenyns Collection of Japanese and Chinese Art
Online 1 - 8 November 2018
Sale total including buyer's premium:
GBP 417,875
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Soame Jenyns (1904-1976) was a legendary figure in the field of Chinese and Japanese art. He was a renowned British art historian, collector and connoisseur and worked at the British Museum authoring several seminal books on East Asian art. This private collection was built throughout his lifetime and includes Japanese lacquer and porcelain including a rare and important Kutani fan box, and further ceramics including Kakiemon and Arita. The collection also features Chinese gilt bronze Buddhist figures and porcelain from the Ming and Qing dynasties including wucai, blue and white, and enamelled ceramics.

Further Chinese highlights from the collection will be offered in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 6 November.

Viewing

London, King Street

2 Nov, 10am-4:30pm
3 Nov, 12pm-5pm
4 Nov, 12pm-8pm
5 Nov, 9am-4:30pm

Contact

Japanese Art
Anastasia von Seibold
avonseibold@christies.com
+44 (0) 20 7752 3127

Chinese Works of Art
Kate Hunt
khunt@christies.com
+44 (0) 20 7752 3389

Soame Jenyns (1904-1976) was a legendary figure in the field of Chinese and Japanese art. He was a renowned British art historian, collector and connoisseur and worked at the British Museum authoring several seminal books on East Asian art. This private collection was built throughout his lifetime and includes Japanese lacquer and porcelain including a rare and important Kutani fan box, and further ceramics including Kakiemon and Arita. The collection also features Chinese gilt bronze Buddhist figures and porcelain from the Ming and Qing dynasties including wucai, blue and white, and enamelled...
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All lots in this sale are offered by Christie Manson & Woods Ltd