Lark Mason Associates 2017 fall Asian art sales on the iGavel Auctions platform are now underway through the end of November with five specialized sales spanning all the arts of Asia.
The season got off to an excellent start in New York during September Asian Art week with an exhibition of Snuff Bottles, Jades, and Ceramics from a Southern Collector. The sale’s closing on October 3rd realized a total of $267,550 well above the high estimate of $160,100.
In addition, visitors from around the world poured over selections from four other fall Asian art auctions. Japanese Prints and Asian Works of Art, which closes on October 17th with 74 lots, includes 12 Tsukioka Yoshitoshi prints from the 100 Aspects of the Moon series, and other works by masters of Japanese print-making.
Also open for bidding through October 25th, is iGavel Associates’ sale of Asian Works of Art featuring a select group of 58 lots, headlined by Lark Mason Associates, includes a Chinese Huanghuali Canopy Bed dating to the early Qing Dynasty (Est: , $125,000/175,000), and a fine Chinese Gold and Silver-inlaid Bronze Tapir-form Censer dating from the Qing dynasty and estimated at $30,000–$50,000.
A larger Asian Art sale, encompassing Korean and ethnographic art, runs concurrently through October 26th. Highlighting this sale is a rare Korean Court Portrait from the Goryeo Dynasty offered by Everard Auction Company estimated at $10,000–$15,000. Other lots in the iGavel Associates Sale of Asian, Ancient, & Ethnographic Works of Art include works from Ancient China, South East Asia, and the Himalayan region.
Among the other highlights in the October sales are:
- Chinese Colored Ink on Paper Eight Panel Screen Depicting Buddhistic Images, 18th century, $30,000/50,000, Each panel: 74 3/4 inches x 25 1/4 inches
- Large Chinese Celadon Glazed Charger, Ming dynasty, $30,000/50,000, Diameter: 19 1/4 inches (48.8cm)
- Chinese Celadon Jade and Jadeite Tripod Censer and Cover, 20th Century, $30,000/50,000, Height: 6 ½ inches (16.5cm)
Starting November 16 through November 28, bidders can get in the holiday spirit with the sale of Kangxi and other Porcelain from an American Collector. For anyone looking for holiday gifts this sale includes over 40 lots, including those from the Kangxi period and a fine selection of 18th century European porcelain.
About Lark Mason and iGavel Auctions
With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, is the eponymous auction house specializing in Asian, ethnographic, and ancient works of art.
Mason was at Sotheby’s from 1979 until 2003, as a General Appraiser, Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese Art, and Director of Online Auctions for sothebys.com. He was a Consulting Curator at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas from 2003-2009. He is a Professor at New York University and is Chairman of Asia Week New York. He is Vice-President of the board of the Appraiser’s Association of America. Over his career, he has valued and advised many private collectors and institutions.
Lark Mason Associates regularly hosts auctions on the iGavel Auctions platform and holds the record price for the sale of any work of art in an online sale, achieved in 2014 with the sale of a painting for nearly $4.2m.
As a creative force behind many of the innovations with online auction sales, Mason is leading again with iGavel Interiors, a format that allows an owner to sell art and antiques directly from a residence without incurring moving or storage costs. Professionals assist the homeowner with expertise in the cataloging and presentation of the objects, which remain in place until picked-up by the successful bidder who is responsible for all packing and removal costs. Mason, the owner and CEO of iGavel Auctions is noted for his regular appearances on the PBS series, “The Antiques Roadshow” on which he has appeared since 1996. For more information, visit www.larkmason.com or www.igavelauctions.com