Lark Mason Associates Achieves $2.6 Million for Spring Asian Art Sale

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  • April 30, 2015

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A Mongolian Gilt Bronze Seated Figure, Tara, 17th/18th century
Lark Mason Associates
A 20th century Chinese Yellow and Russet Jade Hanging Vase and Cover
Lark Mason Associates

Lark Mason Associates’ auction of Asian, Ancient & Ethnographic Works of Art that concluded on April 22nd, 2015 had 642 sold lots with more than 3,700 bids, resulting in a total of $2.6 million including buyer’s premium. This Asian sale represents the continued strength and ability of the auction house to navigate the Asian art and antiquities market.

Eight lots sold above $100,000 each, and the top five lots combined accounted for over a millon dollars in sales. The high-value lot from this auction was a superb Mongolian Gilt Bronze Seated Figure, Tara, 17th/18th century at $487,500.

Other highlights include: a very rare 18th century Chinese Imperial Parcel Gilt Blue Stone and In- laid Gilt Bronze Table Screen, at $251,233.75; a Chinese Porcelain Doucai 'Daoist Emblems' Bowl, Yongzheng Mark and Period at $132,638.75; a 20th century Chinese Yellow and Russet Jade Hanging Vase and Cover, at $131,250.00; a 16th century Tibetan Gilt Bronze Figure of a Seated Lama, at $103,125.00; and a Chinese Imperial Embroidered Silk and Metal Ceremonial Uniform, circa 1910 at $93,750.00.

About Lark Mason

With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous, auction house specializing in Asian, ethnographic, and ancient works of art, was founded by Lark Mason after many years as an expert at Sotheby’s New York.

Mason served as a General Appraiser from 1979 until 1985, and as a Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese art with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department from 1985-2003.  From 2000-2003 he concurrently was a Director of Online Auctions for He also served as a consulting curator at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas from 2003-2009. He is an expert in the field of Chinese furniture, having responsibility for this area during his tenure at Sotheby’s. As an Asian works of art specialist he has valued and advised many private collectors and institutions.

Lark Mason Associates regularly hosts auctions on the iGavel Auctions platform and has an established history of record sales of Chinese and other works of art. Mason, the owner and CEO of iGavel Auctions, is noted for his regular appearances on PBS series, “The Antiques Roadshow.”

About iGavel Auctions

With iGavel's large network of auction houses and dealers, there is an abundant selection of items daily flowing onto the iGavel site from companies including: Abington Auctions in Fort Lauderdale, FL; Case Antiques Auctions in Knoxville, TN; Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York City; Elder's Fine Art & Antiques in Nokomis, FL.; Everard and Company in Savannah, GA.; KC Auction Company in Kansas City, MO; Litchfield County Auctions in Litchfield, CT.; Lark Mason Associates in New York City; Mill City Auctions in Minneapolis, MN; Nye and Company in Bloomfield, NJ; Quinn’s Auction Gallery in Falls Church, VA; South Bay Auctions in East Moriches, NY; and Witherell’s in Sacramento, CA.

iGavel Auctions is located in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City.  For more information, visit, or phone 212-289-5588.


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