In a Combined Sale Totaling $2.7 Million, Lark Mason Associates Achieves Over $2.2Million

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  • November 16, 2017

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18th century Asian Painted Eight-panel Screen
Lark Mason Associates

Lark Mason Associates’ two-day online auction of Asian Works of Art and Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works of Art concluded on on October 26th with an impressive result totaling over $2.7 million with 401 lots sold.

Said Lark Mason, “We were very pleased with this sale which achieved $2.2 million of the combined total, with many objects far exceeding their estimates.” According to Mason, the Korean Ancestor portrait fetched 25 times more than its high of $15,000.

The top ten lots included:

*18th century Asian Painted Eight-panel Screen, $562,500 (Lark Mason Associates)

*Korean Ancestor Portrait, $387,500 (Everard Auctions)

*Chinese Archaistic Gold and Silver Inlaid Bronze Tapir, Qing Dynasty $243,750

(Lark Mason Associates)

 *17th / 18th Century Chinese Huanghuali Six Post Canopy Bed,  $150,000

(Lark Mason Associates)

 *Chinese Purple Splashed Junyao Ewer, Jin Dynasty, $103,125 (Lark Mason Associates)

Korean Ancestor Portrait
Everard Auctions

 *Sino Tibetan Gilt Bronze Figure of a Seated Lama, Ming Dynasty, $112,500

(Lark Mason Associates)

 *Chinese Handscroll, Ink on Silk, Lohans, 20th Century and earlier $81,250

(Lark Mason Associates)

 *Three Chinese Embroidered and Painted Silk Panels, Qing Dynasty, $49,860 (

Lark Mason Associates)

 *Chinese Hardwood Pedestal Desk and Side Chair, 20th Century, $33,750

(Lark Mason Associates)

 *Chinese Archaistic Celadon Jade or Jadeite Tripod Censer and Cover, Qing Dynasty

$26,250 (Lark Mason Associates)

About Lark Mason and iGavel Auctions

With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous auction house that specializes in Asian, ethnographic, and ancient works of art, was founded by Lark Mason,after serving as an expert at Sotheby’s where he held the position of General Appraiser, Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese Art, and Director of Online Auctions for

Mason 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 was Chairman of Asia Week New York in 2016 and 2017. 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 iGavelauctions 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.

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Sino Tibetan Gilt Bronze Figure of a Seated Lama, Ming Dynasty
Lark Mason Associates



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