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History of Jade - Webinar

March 20, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST | Live Webinar

Join Lark Mason, AAA to learn about the importance of jade in Chinese culture over thousands of years.  Mr. Mason will discuss the history of jade, and the rituals and decorative aspects of jade objects from the earliest periods up to the present day. 

1 CE Credits 

Fees (Live and On-Demand):
$40  Members
$50  General Admission

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, a recording will be sent to you afterwards.

Register online ( ) or by calling 212.889.5404 x 11. 

Email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment. Registration is accepted only with payment. 

No refunds. 


Chinese Yellow and Russet Jade Hanging Vase and Cover, 18th c. 
The vase is decorated with a band of archaistic taotie decoration and the jade is an exceptional yellow color.


Lark Mason, AAA is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association and the first Vice President of the Board of Directors. He is a renowned expert in Chinese art and antiquities. He is also an author, appraiser, independent curator, educator, and art consultant. He worked with Sotheby's, New York, from 1979-2003, where he was an appraiser, Senior Vice President in the Chinese Works of Art Department, and Director of Online Auctions. At Sotheby's, he evaluated collections including those of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and many others.

In 2003, he left Sotheby's to start, an international art auction company with regional associates in most major metropolitan areas of the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is an Adjunct Instructor at New York University's School of Professional Studies; he has also taught at the New York School of Interior Design, Parsons, and Emory University. Since 1996, Lark has regularly appeared on the PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, where he specializes in Asian works of art; he has also appeared on Strange Inheritance on the Fox Business Channel, Good Morning America, and on many other major media networks.

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