Asian Art Collection from the Estate of Maurice Collis

Asian vase

Asian vaseAsian Art Collection from the Estate of Maurice Collis to feature at John Nicholson’s on April 26th. John Nicholson’s will be offering a private collection of more than 200 Lots from the estate of Maurice Collis, who started collecting when he was in Burma during the 1920s and ’30s. He worked as an administrator in the Indian Civil Service for over two decades, when it was part of the British Empire.

One of the highlights from this collection is a fine large Chinese Ming-style Guangxu mark & period porcelain bottle vase, painted in a ‘heaped & piled’ manner with bands of scrolling flowerheads between formal borders, the base with a six-character Guangxu mark, 15.25in high.  The estimated value is between £5,000 – £8,000.  For more details of this and other items for auction please go to