Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 500 lots of important Asian art will be up for bidding on iGavelauctions.com in a series of online sales that goes live on April 3 and close on April 17. The outstanding works of art span 3,000 years of material, from the Western Zhou Dynasty to the late Qing Dynasty. A selection of works are currently on view at the iGavel Auctions salesroom, 227 East 120th Street.
The sale of Asian works of art includes an impressive array of Chinese jade carvings, ancient bronzes, and works from the Qing Dynasty and earlier. Of particular note are several collections formed during the post World War II period, including an impressively large Chinese bronze censer embellished with gold and with silver-wire inlaid Shou symbols, Buddhist lions and auspicious symbols.
Says Lark Mason: “Rarely do so many works from collections formed at an early date enter the marketplace. Over 500 lots will be presented during a series of sales exhibited during Asia Week New York, and later shown in our New Braunfels, Texas salesroom.”
The second sale will take place on April 5th to 19th with works of Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic works of art from iGavel Associate sellers.
Among the top offerings are:
- Large Yungang Sandstone Head of Buddha, Northern Wei Dynasty Height: 17 inches (43.1cm)Estimate: 100,000/150,000
- Pale Celadon Jade Tapir-Form Vessel, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century Length: 5 inches (12.7cm) Estimate: 80,000/120,000
- Chinese Archaic Bronze Food Vessel, Ding, Early Western Zhou Dynasty Height: 9 3/8 inches (23.8cm) Estimate: 80,000/120,000
- Chinese Carved Zitan Altar Table, Republic/20th century Length: 75 7/8 inches (192.7 cm) Estimate: 60,000/90,000
- Chinese Celadon Jade Bamboo Brushpot, Qing Dynasty Height: 4 inches (10.1cm) Estimate: 60,000/80,000
- Set of Three Chinese Polychrome Stucco Lohans, Song/Yuan Dynasty Height of each: 24 inches(61cm) Estimate: 40,000-60,000
- Twelve Archaic Chinese Bronze Mirrors, Warring States to Tang Dynasty Diameter of illustrated:9 1/4 inches (23.5cm) Estimate of illustrated: 30,000/50,000
- Chen Chi, City View, Colored Ink Three Panel Screen Height: 6 feet 10 ¾ inches (210.2cm) Estimate: 10,000/15,000
- Large Chinese Silver-wire Inlaid Bronze Censer, Qing Dynasty Height: 63 inches (160cm) Estimate: 10,000-15,000
- Chinese Archaic Style Gold and Silver-wire Inlaid Bronze Wine Vessel, Qing Dynasty Height: 14 inches (35.6cm) Estimate: 7,000-10,000
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 Sothebys.com. 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 a generalist in American and European works of art and paintings, as well as an expert in the field of Chinese art and currently serves as Chairman of Asia Week New York. 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 and holds the record for the highest price achieved for any work of art in an online sale, for a painting sold in May 2014 that realized close to $4.2m. Mason, the owner and CEO of iGavel Auctions, is noted for his regular appearances on PBS series, “The Antiques Roadshow.”
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