Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that he will preview his important Spring Asian art auction during Asia Week New York. Over 400 lots will be on view at iGavel’s New York headquarters at 227 East 120th Street, from March 9th -18th. The Asian Works of Art auction goes live on iGavelauctions.com on March 28 and closes on April 18th.
Says Lark Mason, “We are delighted to present this important auction sale which includes Chinese Huanghuali furniture, archaic and later jades, lacquer, Chinese and Tibetan bronzes, and Chinese works of art from the Neolithic to the Qing. This sale provides an excellent opportunity for the seasoned or novice collector to purchase highly important pieces at varying price levels.” Running concurrently will be a sale of Korean Paintings and Works of Art, as well as an iGavel Associate Seller Asian Art Auction.
Among the stand-out lots are:
*A large 17th/18th century Large Huanghuali Recessed-Leg Table (Est.: $150,000/250,000)
*A Carved Wood Sculpture by the contemporary artist Ju Ming (Zhu Ming), signed and dated 1980 (Est.: $80,000/120,000)
*A Pair of 17th/18th Century Chinese Huanghuali and Hardwood Horseshoe Back Armchairs (Est.: $40,000/60,000)
*A 20th century Chinese Jadeite Censer and Cover (Est.: $40,000/60,000)
*A large 18th century Chinese Huanghuali Veneered Square Corner Cabinet (Est.: $15,000/25,000)
*An 18th century Chinese Carved Bamboo Brushpot carved by Zhou Zhiyan (Est.: $13,000/15,000)
*Two Chinese Red Lacquer Boxes, Qing dynasty (Est.: $7,000/10,000)
Exhibition hours are Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30p.m. at iGavel Auction, 227 East 120th Street in New York.
About Lark Mason and iGavel Auctions
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.
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.larkmasonassociates.com.