On September 14 Christie’s New York will hold the sale titled Marchant: Nine Decades in Chinese Art.
The venerable dealer has consigned 51 lots – a mix of Longquan celadon wares, Ming and later bronzes plus the Ming and Qing jades and porcelain that have been the firm’s core trading focus for over half a century.
Estimates range from $3000- 5000 for a ‘hare’s fur’ conical bowl from the Southern Song dynasty to $300,000-500,000 for a Qianlong mark and period famille rose painted with a scene from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
The catalogue includes a brief history of the firm, started by Samuel ‘Sydney’ Marchant in Cursitor Street in 1925, which is now run by his son Richard, grandson Stuart and great-grandchildren Natalie and Samuel. The firm moved to its current location at 120 Kensington Church Street in 1952.