Christie’s Paris announces highlights included in its Asian Art sale

On 12 June, Christie’s Paris will present its Asian Art sale, always very selective, which will offer high quality items, including a large range of works of art coming from European private collections. The section dedicated to China will offer a beautiful white jade and rust ‘double-gourd’ vase. Dating from the Qianlong period (1736-1795), sixth emperor of the Qing dynasty, this vase is meticulously carved and stand on a delicate circular foot. It is adorned with a double handled decorated with bats flying among clouds, the upper and lower parts are respectively embellished with the characters ‘da' and 'ji', thus forming the term 'da ji', which means 'great luck'. The neck is flanked with two handles holding a mobile ring with a bat carved in relief with outstretched wings

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