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Gianguan Auctions Sets 6:00 P.M. Start For September 8th Sale

Released: September 05, 2018

When Kwong Lum of Gianguan Auctions calls the gallery to order for the sale of more than two hundred Chinese paintings and albums, Bronze Age treasures, and exceptional Chinese ceramics, it will be twilight in New York.  The 6 p.m. start time provides ample opportuity for collectors in the US, Europe and China to live bid in person or on several digital platforms. Highlights of the auction include Tang Dynasty scholar Liu Gongquan’s “Calligraphy," Lot 98. The eight foot panel has Thirteen Emperor's seals and fourteen Collectors seals.  Zhao Ji, the personal name of the eighth Song Empe...


Ernest Briggs, "Untitled", 1960s

Super Bodies

Released: September 04, 2018

The Anita Shapolsky Gallery is pleased to present a cross-cultural and transhistorical exploration of the body in art. “Super Bodies” moves beyond our typical focus on abstract expressionist paintings to exhibit art from a potpourri of artists, periods, countries, and media. Antiques from Japan, China, Burma, and Greece from Anita Shapolsky’s own collection are scattered throughout the exhibition to compliment the modern and contemporary works, all exemplifying the ever-present drive to represent the body in both the abstract and the figurative. The instinctual drive to creatively captur...


Donkey head kantharos depicting Dionysos and his entourage.  520-500 BCE, Greece.

Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

Released: August 20, 2018

This September, the Harvard Art Museums present Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings; the exhibition brings together 75 objects—elaborate drinking and pouring vessels as well as related contextual works—from the collections of the Harvard Art Museums and nearly two dozen international lenders. Offering a glimpse into the symbolism and communal practices that found expression at ancient feasts across the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, the exhibition and its accompanying print publication, online digital feature, and rich programming explo...


"Frogs," by 20th C.  Chinese naturalist Yangyong Ding.  Lot 77.  Gianguan Auctions.  September 8, 2018

Reading The Du Hua Of Chinese Paintings At Gianguan Auctions

Released: August 17, 2018

The Chinese paintings coming to the podium at Gianguan Auctions on September 8th hold strong interest for collectors familiar with the form and may well serve as an introduction to the du hua of Chinese paintings for others interested in learning how “to read a painting”. Since the dawn of the dynasties, paintings with brush and ink have been the domain of  poets and multi-talented scholars, visionary emperors, and monks. In the twentieth century globe-trotting experimentalists commanded the respect of  Picasso, well-known patrons, and the press. Today’s collectors look for idealism, tec...


Boshanlu Censer, bronze.  Gianguan Auctions.  September 8th sale.

Two Ding, A Pair of Dou, And A Qing Zun: Some Favorite Chinese Ritual Items At Auction

Released: August 14, 2018

Collectors of Chinese antiquities and art can count on Gianguan Auctions for pockets of very specialized collections–such as Warring States ritual bronzes and their later progeny. Several highlight Gianguan’s annual fall sale on September 8th.  To be prized for design and craftsmanship is a pair of Warring States ritual Dou inlaid with gold and silver. Covered circular vessels sit high atop pedestals emanating from the backs of ferocious Bixie. Fantastical Kui dragons then encircle the risers and dare clutch the horn of the stealthy Bixie below. The inlays are worked in geometric patter...


Kavanagh’s sculpture inspired by the Venus of Brassempouy, a late Stone Age piece from the Grotte du Pape in southwestern France.

Representations of Paleolithic Female Figures Featured in Yale Peabody Museum Exhibit

Released: August 13, 2018

“The Artist’s Eye: Figurines of the Paleolithic,” an art exhibition featuring sculptures by Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh that pay homage to some of the first three-dimensional representations of the female form ever discovered, opened Aug. 11 at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. The exhibition, on view through March 17, celebrates Upper Paleolithic hunter-and-gatherer artisans who created the female figures 100 generations ago, between 40,000 and 15,000 BCE. Some 200 of these figures were discovered, some in association with weaponry, jewelry, and animal remains, at archaeologica...

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This white marble amulet is believed to have been crafted during the Jemdet Nasr period around 3000 BC

British Museum Repatriates Antiquities Looted From Iraq

Released: August 12, 2018

In London, a group of 8 historic objects from Iraq seized in a Metropolitan Police raid are now going back to Iraq, thanks to the British Museum. The items were suspected to be looted and seized from a now defunct London dealer in a Metropolitan Police operation on 2 May 2003. The dealer failed to supply proof of ownership, subsequently ceased trading and the objects passed to the Crown and then to the British Museum for analysis this year. The objects were identified by Museum experts as being from Iraq, specifically from the site of Tello in Southern Iraq, where the British Museum’s Iraq...

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Warring States pair of Dou atop Bixie.  Gianguan Auctions.  September 8, 2018 sale.

Warring States Dou Atop Bixie Captures Tone of September 8 Sale At Gianguan Auctions

Released: August 08, 2018

Warring States Dou Atop Bixie Captures Tone of September 8 Sale At Gianguan Auctions NEW YORK , New York -- 08 August 2018 Warring States bronze, silver & gold Dou on Bixie. Gianguan Auctions.September 8, 2018 sale. "Visit" by Huang Gongwang, Yuan Dynasty. Gianguan Auctions. September 8, 2018 sale. Yellow-Ground Falangcai Twin-Horse Vase by Lang Shining, (Giuseppe Castiglione). Gianguan Auctions. September 8, 2018 (ArtfixDaily.com)  As New York’s premier independent Chinese auction gallery, Gianguan Auctions approaches its 15th annual fall auction ...


Ancient Coins, Modern Paintings & Asian Art Abound July 19 at 888 Auctions

Released: July 10, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – With the temperatures hitting record highs all over the world, the prices continue to soar at 888 Auctions. With 401 fresh-to-market items opening up for bidding and available to the highest bidder, the upcoming auction, featuring Ancient Coins, Modern Paintings and Asian Art is sure to be a crowd-pleaser July 19, 2018.   Headlining the sale will be a series of ancient coins which can be found at the following lots:   Lot 174: Northern Song Dynasty (1101-1125 AD) Daguan Tongbao Hartill 16.418 (High Estimate: $120) Lot 186: Chinese Sui Dynasty (581-604 AD) Wuzh...


Oil on canvas figural landscape painting by the Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters-Walter Kurau (1869-1932), in a gold gilt frame, 62.5 inches by 61.5 inches (est.  $50,000-$100,000).

Oil painting by Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters-Walter Kurau (1869-1932) will be in Helm Auction's July 7th online-only sale

Released: July 03, 2018

EL CAJON, Calif. – Helms Auction, Inc.’s Tribal & Native American Summer Shindig planned for this coming Saturday, July 7th, is packed with over 460 lots of Navajo weavings and Pueblo pottery; pre-Columbian artifacts; prehistoric arrowheads and other stone tools; Oceanic, African and Chinese tribal artifacts; 20th century Native American and Mexican jewelry items and more.   The online-only auction will begin promptly at 1:15 pm Eastern time. All lots may be viewed and bid on now, via the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com and iCollector.com, plus on the Helm Auction website, live.helma...


TOP SILVER SHOW IN THE UNITED STATES • 38th Annual Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

Released: June 28, 2018

The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, now in its 38th year, returns Labor Day Weekend (August 30 – September 2, 2018) to the Baltimore Convention Center featuring items with a wide range of price points.  Show guests can discover many great items ranging from $100 to museum quality treasures with values of more than $1,000,000.   Known amongst dealers and collectors as one of the most important silver showcases in the nation, the Baltimore show has over 30 leading silver specialists ranging from early coin, English, Georgian, Irish, Russian and Victorian to local Baltimore Sti...


Lot 138, an attributed Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Mixed Media on Paper, featuring an automobile.  Accompanied with a certificate, this original piece hails from a Southern Ontario estate and is unique in its subject matter and colors.  It is expected to exceed its high estimate of $8,000.

Modern Art, Paintings & Asian Antiques Feature Heavily July 05 at 888 Auctions

Released: June 26, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – With the summer auction season in full swing, 888 Auctions continues to conduct auctions at a prodigious rate, allowing buyers and sellers to find fresh-to-market items quickly and at fair market prices. The upcoming auction, featuring Modern Art, Paintings and Asian Antiques, will be listing 386 lots.   Headlining the sale will be the cover lot of the auction: Lot 138, an attributed Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Mixed Media on Paper, featuring an automobile. Accompanied with a certificate, this original piece hails from a Southern Ontario estate and is unique i...


Fantastic Asian Material well represented at the 38th Annual Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

Released: June 08, 2018

Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show Features Many of the Top Asian Art & Antique Exhibitors   The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, now in its 38th year, returns Labor Day Weekend (August 30 – September 2, 2018) transforming the Baltimore Convention Center into an epic experience for all who attend. Over the years, the Baltimore Show has become a must attend event for buyers and collectors seeking out Asian collectables. Asian antiques and artifacts have seen an increase in popularity in the last few years as more pieces come overseas from China, Japan and Korea. As ...


St.  Demetrius at Mt.  Athos_Courtesy Museum of Russian Icons

Museum of Russian Icons presents Icons from the Hellenic World: The Tiliakos Collection

Released: June 12, 2018

Icons of the Hellenic World will be the first major exhibition exclusively focusing on Greek and Byzantine iconography to be held at the Museum of Russian Icons. On view June 22 – October 21, 2018, the exhibit will delve deeply into the links and the continuity of Greek art and culture from Late Antiquity, through Byzantium, to the present. Largely comprised of icons created after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, Icons of the Hellenic World will also feature works from the Byzantine period (330AD-1453). The earliest object in the exhibition is a rare “Portrait of Man” from Fayum, Egy...


Warring States bronze Ding.  Gianguan Auctions, June 9th.

Bronze Age Treasures: Early Design Awaits Contemporary Collectors

Released: June 06, 2018

A collection of Neolithic and Bronze Age ritual items, relics from the origins of human technology, await bidders on June 9th at Gianguan Auctions.  As humankind moved out of the Stone Age, embarking on the great agricultural movement, tools were new, smelting was something of a phenomonen, and cratsmen became designers. All this can be seen to varying degrees in both simple and complex pieces that have survived. Gianguan’s catalog cover lot is a gilt bronze tripod food vessel with cover, also known as a Ding. Of the Warring States peiod(475 - 221 B.C.), the heavily cast, globular shap...


Chinese Cloisonné, Zisha and Porcelain Stand Out At Gianguan Auctions

Released: June 04, 2018

When Gianguan Auctions opens its sale on June 9, bidders around the world will have an opportunity to buy some of the finest Chinese ceramic values of the season. The sale is scheduled for 6 p.m. EDT to reach China's buyers in the morning. Highlights begin with a Qing Dynasty blue and white Yuhuchunping. The body is decorated with a continuous frieze of bamboo, plantain trees and rock work in a fenced garden. Bearing the Qianlong Six Character, and of the period, the vase is similar to one illustrated in the Beijing Palace Museum collection.  It is Lot 51, valued at more than $60,000. ...


Lot 42, an ink on paper attributed to Marc Chagall (French, 1877-1985) continues to draw interest and inquiries from prospective buyers.  Conservatively estimated at $9,000, this ink on paper features a large surrealist fantasy scene and a sketch of a portrait on verso.

Summer Sale Featuring Modern Paintings and Asian Art Expected to Astound June 7 at 888 Auctions

Released: May 29, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – With summer in full swing, bidders will be excited to see 888 Auctions kick start the new season June 7 with a diverse selection of 383 fresh-to-market items which includes Modern Paintings, Jewelry, Coins & Asian Art.   Headlining the sale is a series of modern paintings that have garnered strong early interest from collectors. Lot 42, an ink on paper attributed to Marc Chagall (French, 1877-1985) continues to draw interest and inquiries from prospective buyers. Conservatively estimated at $9,000, this ink on paper features a large surrealist fantasy scene and ...


Highlights of Chinese Treasures at Gianguan Auctions June 9

Released: May 24, 2018

In an auction that features a collection of both elaborate Buddhist statues and important paintings by traditional and contemporary Chinese masters, a selection of archetypal ceramics and early bronzes add unusual depth. The properties go off on June 9 at Gianguan Auctions at 6 PM.  PORCELAIN & ZISHA The remarkable staying power of blue and white porcelain is evidenced by a tall Qing Dynasty Yuhuchunping with trumpet mouth and body decorated with a continuous frieze of bamboo, plantain trees and rock work in a fenced garden. Bearing the Qianlong Six Character mark, and of the perio...


Buddha Amitabha, bronze, with four character Xuande mark.  Lot 228.  Gianguan Auctions, June 9, 2018.

Dynastic Buddhist Art Offers Aesthetic Choices At Gianguan Auctions

Released: May 22, 2018

With a growing reputation for offering Chinese religious art at accessible estimates, Gianguan Auctions is poised to present an outstanding collection of bronze, jade and ceramic Buddhist statues in its Saturday, June 9 sale.  Of exceptional quality is a rare Northern Zhou seated Buddha. Finely cast and retaining a rich patina, the the folds of the traditionally posed Buddha's robe drape elaborately over the sides of three-tiered gilt bronze pedestal.  It is Lot 213.   From the Ming comes a rare gilt bronze figure of Buddha Amitabha. While the Buddha is depicted seated in dhyanasana, t...


Portrait Bust of a Man, AD 140-160.  Roman.  Marble.  Height: 30 in.

Ancient 'McDreamy': Getty Museum Acquires Second-Century Roman Portrait Bust

Released: May 17, 2018

The Getty Museum announced the acquisition of a second-century AD Roman marble portrait bust of a man.  The life-sized sculpture portrays a middle-aged man of high status who has a powerful and vivid appearance. His short beard and moustache are akin to those of the emperor Hadrian (AD 117-138), but the curly hair, prominent facial features, and intense gaze are more characteristic of the expressive style of the reign of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) and his son and successor, Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180). He wears a deeply folded paludamentum (military cloak) fastened with a circular broo...

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Chinese Coins, Silver, and Modern Paintings Abound at 888 Auctions May 24 Auction

Released: May 16, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – As the auction season heads towards the summer season, 888 Auctions is anticipating robust bidding action at its May 24 auction featuring Chinese Coins, Silver and Modern Paintings. The 397-lot sale is headlined by a diverse range of authentic ancient Chinese coins and modern numismatic items.   Spearheading the great selection of Chinese coins are two coins: a Chinese Yuan Dynasty (1316) Yuanyou Sannian Coin and Chinese Ming Xia Dynasty (1363) Tiantong Tongbao with high estimates reaching $1,500 and $2,000 at Lot 185 and Lot 187, respectively.   Other coins and...


Eugène Boudin (1824 – 1898) Dunkerque, Effet de Neige sur le Port

Rehs Galleries at the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show

Released: May 01, 2018

Rehs Galleries, Inc. will be participating in the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show, Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th; with a special opening night party, Thursday, May 17th.  Rehs is a fourth-generation family-run gallery specializing in 19th and 20th Century European and American art.  They will be exhibiting exceptional works by Eugene Boudin, Federico del Campo, Montague Dawson, Daniel Ridgway Knight and Maurice de Vlaminck.   In 2012, the gallery established Rehs Contemporary, which focuses on up and coming as well as established contemporary artists.   On view will be w...


Am West Hill with frame

Witherell’s American West at Auction has a newly discovered Thomas Hill painting of Yosemite Valley, a Grace Hudson and an Horatio Nelson Poole live and online.

Released: May 03, 2018

A newly discovered painting by Thomas Hill, “Silver Strand Falls,” that shows Yosemite Valley in its untouched beauty, a Grace Hudson of a Pomo child and a Horatio Nelson Poole Hawaiian landscape highlight Witherell’s Mary 17, 2017 American West at Auction live and online.    WHO: Brian Witherell, Antiques Roadshow appraiser and Witherell’s Chief Operating Officer   WHAT: American West at Auction   WHEN: Auction: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. start, live and online             Preview: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.   WHERE: Witherell’s Annex, 1925 C Street,...


Lot 106: CARLO CANEVARI Italian 1922-1996 Oil on Panel

888 Auctions Auctioning Off Fine Art, Paintings & Asian Antiques in Summer May 10 Sale

Released: May 02, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON –May 10 marks the mid-point of the year and with great anticipation, 888 Auctions is proud to feature a 399-lot sale featuring fresh-to-market items that include fine art, paintings and Asian antiques.   Paintings abound in the May 10 auction and several standout pieces have been garnering considerable interest in the lead up to the sale. In particular, lot 44, a Marc Chagall (French, 1887-1985) graphite on paper and framed, features a gallery stamped on the lower left margin. The gallery note features “The Redfern Gallery” attached and stamped on verso. Hailing from ...


Lot 1118 - Zsolnay Leopard Vase $9,000-12,000

George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Paul Evans, Thomas Molesworth, Wendell Castle, Dale Chihuly, Therman Statom among highlights of Rago’s May 19-20 Auctions

Released: May 01, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - On Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auctions of Early 20th Century and Modern Design. Early 20th C. Design: Saturday, May 19 at 10:00AM, 276 lots Featuring ceramics by Rookwood, Fulper, Grueby, Marblehead, John Bennett, early Van Briggle, Newcomb College, Teco, and North Dakota School of Mines. European pottery by Martin Brothers, Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, Zsolnay, Moorcroft, and Clement Massier. Furniture by Gustav Stickley, Roycroft, L. & J.G. Stickley, Limbert, and Rose Valley. An important and rare table...


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