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13 avril 2024

Chinese ceramics from the Alita Davis Weaver Reed Collection sold at Christie's NY 22 march 2024

Lot 938. Property from the Alita Davis Weaver Reed Collection. A very rare purple-splashed Jun vase on integral stand, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); 19 cm high. Price realised USD 352,800 (Estimate USD 30,000 – USD  50,000) © Christie’s 2024

ProvenanceSamuel Craft Davis (1871-1940) Collection, St. Louis, Missouri.
William Bigler (1908-1979) and Alita Davis (1905-1988) Weaver Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.
Nathaniel Pryor (1933-2018) and Alita Davis Weaver (1941-2023) Reed Collection, Jupiter Island, Florida, and thence by descent within the family.

NoteCompare the Jun vase of similar form and size and raised on integral glazed stand, but lacking purple splashes, from the collection of Evelyn Annenberg Jaffe Hall, was sold at Christie’s New York, 24 March 2023, lot 1022.

 

Lot 939. Property from the Alita Davis Weaver Reed Collection. A small Jun cup and a Jun dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). The cup: 6.3 cm diam.; The dish: 11.4 cm. Price realised USD 176,400 (Estimate USD 8,000 – USD 12,000) © Christie’s 2024.


Provenance: Samuel Craft Davis (1871-1940) Collection, St. Louis, Missouri.
William Bigler (1908-1979) and Alita Davis (1905-1988) Weaver Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.
Nathaniel Pryor (1933-2018) and Alita Davis Weaver (1941-2023) Reed Collection, Jupiter Island, Florida, and thence by descent within the family.

 

Lot 940. Property from the Alita Davis Weaver Reed Collection. A very rare purple-splashed Jun octogonal cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). 10 cm wide. Price realised USD 65,520 (Estimate USD 20,000 – USD 30,000) © Christie’s 2024.

 

Provenance: Samuel Craft Davis (1871-1940) Collection, St. Louis, Missouri.
William Bigler (1908-1979) and Alita Davis (1905-1988) Weaver Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.
Nathaniel Pryor (1933-2018) and Alita Davis Weaver (1941-2023) Reed Collection, Jupiter Island, Florida, and thence by descent within the family.

 

Christie's. Important Chinese Art Including the Collection of Dorothy Tapper Goldman, New York, 22 march 2024.

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