2019 Fall Fine Asian Art & Antiques Session 1
Blue & White Porcelain Plaque of 3 Birds, Wang Bu
A Chinese blue and white porcelain plaque depicting 3 birds flying over a field by the artist Wang Bu and signed. Dimensions are: 10 inches tall X 15 1/4 inches wide. All measurements are approximate. Condition: It is in goodcondition, with no visible cracks, chips, or repairs. Provenance: From Mr. Chiu in Ottawa, Canada. Mr. Chiu's mother had an antiques shop in Johannesburg, South Africa from the 1950s to the 1970s and often travelled to Hong Kong to purchase antiques for her shop, as well as her personal collection. These items were purchased during those trips. Lot 249 from our September 19, 2015 auction came from the same collection. Similar Wang Bu depictions of birds, albeit on vases, have been sold at Bonhams San Francisco December 10, 2015 lot 8170 and Bonhams San Francisco June 23, 2015 lot 7258. A pair of Wang Bu bird seal boxes was sold at Sotheby's New York September 12, 2018 lot 119.
Sold for $260,000.00