Chinese Export Art Auctions at Christie's
Two important auctions of Chinese export art and porcelain take place this week at Christie's New York. The Hodroff Collection: Chinese Export Porcelain from the Collection of Leo & Doris Hodroff will be auctioned January 24, and the Chinese Export Art sale is January 23.
Even if you have no plans to place a bid, browsing the online auction catalog is fun and educational. It's filled with vivid images and also free and easy to browse.
Pictured top to bottom: A pair of 19th century Famille Rose court figures, and a pair of Kangxi iron-red and gilt sleeve vases, freely painted with two ribbon-tied chrysanthemum bouquets, with a border of lotus below.