19th century Chinese porcelain bowl goes under the hammer for RM55,000

14-Nov-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

A very rare Peranakan Chinese porcelain bowl, or “Kamcheng”, from late 19th century, was sold to the highest bidder for RM55,000 at an auction today. The kamcheng, with the dimensions of 17cm by 20cm, was among the 92 artefacts on offer at the Henry Butcher Asset Auctioneers’ (HBAA) auction.

The auction was held at the Galeri Prima NSTP at Balai Berita here. HBAA chief operating officer Tang Chee Meng said kamcheng attracted wide interests from bidders for its unique and intricate designs. “A Peranakan porcelain usually has drawings of phoenix or Peonies flower. However, this kamcheng has drawings of children. “The drawing of ice-crack borders with various types of flowers on the upper lip and cover is also extremely rare,” he said. Tang said the reserve price of the kamcheng was set between RM20,000 and RM30,000.

He also said a large number of the artefacts put up for auction today was sold above the reserve price.



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