Showcasing the Arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia from the Neolithic Period through the 20th Century

Featuring Property from the Collections of Edulji and Bachoo Dinshaw

On Monday, September 14, 2015 at 10am, Doyle New York will hold an auction of Asian Works of Art. The sale presents the arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings include porcelains, jades, scholar’s objects, bronzes, pottery, screens, furniture and paintings.

Chinese porcelains in the sale art highlighted by a Famille Rose 'Mille Fleurs' glazed vase with the Qianlong Seal Mark and of the Period. Measuring 11 1/4 inches in height, the vase is decorated with a profusion of colorful flowers, including peonies, lotus, chrysanthemums, hibiscus, morning glories, gardenias, asters and lilies (est. $30,000-50,000). Also noteworthy is a turquoise ground Famille Rose glazed vase with the Jiaqing Seal Mark and of the Period, height 12 inches. The vase's compressed globular body and tall neck are enameled with an overall pattern of stylized pink phoenix in flight amid colorful lotus and scrolling flowerheads and foliage (est. $30,000-40,000).

From the Collections of Edulji and Bachoo Dinshaw is a massive blue and white glazed porcelain basin with the Jiajing Six-Character Mark and of the Period (est. $25,000-35,000). Decorated with two five-clawed Imperial dragons, the basin measures 15 inches in height and 32 inches in diameter. Property from the Collections of Edulji and Bachoo Dinshaw has been consigned to auction by the Estate of of Jacqueline F. Rae (see below)

Examples of Chinese monochrome porcelain features a 18th/19th century blue glazed vase, height 18 1/2 inches, with provenance of French seaman Joseph Ives Limantour (1812-1885). Limantour traveled to San Francisco Bay in 1841 and later purchased what was to become half the land that San Francisco sits on today (est. $10,000-20,000).

Featured among the Chinese jades in the auction is a Qing Dynasty celadon jade covered tripod censer, length 3 1/2 inches. A character incised on each foot translates to Qianqinggong, the Palace of Heavenly Purity (est. $20,000-30,000). A Qing Dynasty white and russet jade pocket piece in the form of a slender recumbent hound measures 3 inches in length (est. $10,000-15,000). Also dating to the Qing Dynasty are a pair of ornately carved jadeite phoenix, height 14 3/8 inches (est. $8,000-12,000).

Objects made from precious zitan wood include a Chinese recessed leg zitan table of rectangular form, height 33 inches, width 55 inches, depth 19 3/4 inches (est. $18,000-25,000). A gilt-bronze mounted zitan ewer from the Qing Dynasty is carved in relief with stylized, intertwined dragons, height 17 inches (est. $10,000-15,000).

Highlighting the Chinese paintings in the sale is a 1961 watercolor on paper by Chen Qikuan (b. 1921) entitled Fishing Village Snow from theEstate of Thea Petschek Iervolino (est. $8,000-10,000). A 20th century hanging scroll attributed to Chen Shao Mei depicts a female beneath a pine tree (est. $8,000-10,000). 

Doyle New York is honored to auction property from the collections of Edulji Framroze Dinshaw (1916-1970) and his sister, Bachoobai (Dinshaw) Woronzow-Dashkow (1914-2003).

Born into a prosperous Parsi family in India, Edulji and Bachoo were the children of Framroze Edulji (F.E.) Dinshaw (d. 1936), a prominent Mumbai attorney, industrialist and financier. Their grandfather, Seth Edulji Dinshaw (d. 1914) was a prominent attorney and contractor in pre-partition Karachi, which was at that time part of India. He invested a fortune in real estate in Karachi, and at one point owned almost half of the city’s real estate. His son, F.E., established his own landholdings in Mumbai, and by 2002, the F.E. Dinshaw Estate was the largest private landowner in Mumbai. The Dinshaw family donated generously to various charities and established organizations dedicated to health, education and welfare.

Following World War II, Edulji and Bachoo left Mumbai and moved to New York, where they lived for the rest of their lives. They purchased an elegant townhouse at 1081 Fifth Avenue, which Edulji filled with 18th century European furniture and decorative arts and his collection of Asian works of art. He also amassed a large collection of Meissen porcelain animals created for Augustus the Strong, one piece of which, Mother Goat and Suckling Kid, is now the centerpiece of the Meissen collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Upon Edulji’s death in 1970, his collection was inherited by his sister. She treasured these pieces in the elegantly decorated home on Park Avenue where she lived with Jacqueline F. Rae, whose estate has consigned the collection to auction.

Asian works of art from the Estate of Jacqueline F. Rae (1929-2015) comprises lots 11, 110, 189, 235, 240, 246, 265, 335 and 357 in the sale.


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