We tend to think of art sales and auctions as reserved to the very wealthy.
This Asian Ceramics & Works of Art event at Donnington Priory near Newburry (UK) on January 19 actually offers pieces for more budgets than one would expect.
Granted some from China range from an estimated £600-800 for Lot 69 - A large Tibetan bronze and silver-mounted teapot and cover (19th century, pictured below) to an estinated £8,000-10,000 Lot 368 - A fine Chinese white jade pendant (18th/19th century) signed Tzu Kang. Provenance: formerly in the Frank Jones collection.
More affordable, you could start your collection with:
Lot 22: A Japanese Arita bowl and cover, early 18th century, decorated in Imari colours with landscape scenes, 12cm diameter (Suggested Bid: £60)
Lot 33: A large Persian painted wood panel (19th/20th century), decorated with flowers and birds on a gilt and red ground, with a daisy chain border, together with a smaller example, 19th century, decorated with flowers and leaves on a gilt ground, 29.5cm (Suggested Bid: £80).
You can consult the Full Auction Catalogue and Bid Online via Invaluable (3% fee for online bids).
Interested, you can view items on site on following days:
Saturday 15th January 2011: 9.00am - 12.30pm
Monday 17th January 2011: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 18th January 2011: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Day of sale from 8.30am
The auction is presented by Dreweatts 1759 who where kind enough to share image above.