Cloisonné enameled bell, $141,600; Michaan’s
Gavels n Paddles
Recent Auction Results from Near and Far
By Ken Hall
A rare and highly ornamented cloisonné-enameled bell, one of only three of its kind known to exist, sold for $141,600 at a Fine Asian Works of Art Auction held December 11 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, California. Also, a tripod covered censer of the Qianlong mark and period rose to $61,950; a 17th century rhinoceros horn magnolia-form libation cup brought $59,000; a 15th century Lin Liang hanging scroll titled Eagles on Pine Tree coasted to $38,350; and a circular cloisonné enameled box and cover hit $38,350. Prices include a 17 percent buyer’s premium.