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Lot 28 An Unusual Pair of Auspicious Bat Jade Door-Knocker with Ring Height: 8 in

Gianguan Auctions Fine and Decorative Chinese Works of Art

Released: October 19, 2018

Door Knockers, whether crafted out of bronze, as in England in medieval times, or in Jade, as in Chinese Palaces, are devices to ward off Evil. Although modern homes utilize electric bells, a Knocker increases the elegance of the front door in addition to Good Feng Shui. For the October 27 auction, Gianguan has gathered an excellent collection of moderately valued Asian Works of Art for this sale. Encompassing an unusual pair of auspicious Jade Door-knocker, Lot 28, intricately carved depicting bats in flight with hinged qilin ring knocker, to ward off evil to a set of ten jade cups, in ...


A Fine Japanese Eight Panel Painted Paper Screen dating from the Edo Period

iGavel Auctions and Lark Mason Associates Offer Over 1,000 Lots at their Fall Asian Art Auction Now Open for Bidding

Released: October 11, 2018

iGavel Auctions kicks off its Fall 2018 sales season with a series of three Asian art auctions: Asian Works of Art (Oct. 2-23), Chinese Jades and other Carvings (Oct. 9-22), and Fine Art and Antiques from Florida Estates (Oct. 10-25) – all open for online bidding. With over 1,000 works of art representing all the major cultures of Asia, the sales includes over 300 lots of jade, jadeite, and hardstone carvings dating from the Qianlong period and later; more than fifty Japanese prints from the collections of Dr. William Schull and Clyde Littlefield which will benefit four entities: the Schul...


Large oil on canvas done in the manner of Winslow Homer (Am., 1836-1910), 50 inches by 75 inches, depicting a lady at a New England seashore, nicely framed, with museum labels on back.

Painting attributed to Winslow Homer will be sold at auction October 20th in Aberdeen, Miss.

Released: October 09, 2018

ABERDEEN, Miss. – The contents of the historic Adams French Mansion, belonging to Stevens Auction Company founder Dwight Stevens, will be sold on the grounds of the mansion itself, located at 301 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, on Saturday, October 20th, starting at 9 am Central time. The sale will be conducted by Stevens Auction Company, also based in Aberdeen. A detailed video of the mansion’s interior can be seen online, at www.adamsfrenchmansion.com.   The auction will comprise most of Mr. Stevens’s 38-year antique collection, which includes several private warehouses of highly ...


Oil on canvas painting by William Langson Lathrop (Am., 1859-1938), titled October Evening (1922), 30 inches by 40 inches, signed lower right ($100,300).

Oil on canvas painting by William Langson Lathrop climbs to $100,300 at Cottone Auctions

Released: October 08, 2018

GENESEO, N.Y. – Five gorgeous early 20th century Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) table lamps gaveled for a combined $465,510 and a dazzling five-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond ring slipped onto a new finger for $206,500 at a Fine Art & Antique Auction held September 29th by Cottone Auctions. The auction was held online and in Cottone’s gallery at 120 Court Street in Geneseo.   The sale featured an extensive variety of first-time offerings, including the impressive collection of Dr. Gregory Alan Zemenick, an orthopedic surgeon from Troy, Michigan with a passion for collecting Americana, Ti...


Lot 190: FERNANDO BOTERO Italian b.  1932 Oil on Canvas

Fernando Botero (Columbian, born 1932)

Released: October 05, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 491 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, October 11, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a quality assortment of items on display at 888 Auctions. With modern art, postwar contemporary paintings and Asian antiques dotting the sale, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder.   The star piece of the auction features an oil on canvas featuring a two figures dancing and attributed to Fernando Botero (Columbian, born 19...


"Lincoln White House Chairs." Set Twelve American Late Classical Dining Chairs.

President Lincoln’s Chairs and Michael Jackson’s Coffee Table – Among 500 Lots of Diverse Fine Estate Property at Schwenke October 10th Auction

Released: October 02, 2018

On Wednesday, October 10th Schwenke Auctioneers will conduct its October Fine Estates Auction with a diverse offering of 502 lots consigned from several separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. The auction includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, early English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. Special items of interest among the Americana lots being sol...


Oil on canvas painting by Michelangelo Lovelace, Sr.  (Am., b.  1960), titled Stand Up and Be Counted, 48 inches by 45 inches, signed and dated “10/2008” lower right, signed verso (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

Artworks by prominent African-American artists will headline Gray's October 10th auction in Cleveland

Released: October 02, 2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A collection of fine art by prominent and important African-American artists will be a featured part of Gray’s Auctioneers’ upcoming Fine Art, Furniture, Jewelry & Decorative Art Auction planned for Wednesday, October 10th, online and in the firm’s gallery at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, starting at 11 am Eastern time. Asian artworks and decorative pieces will also be offered.   For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be available through GraysAuctioneers.com, and at LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will a...


THE FINE ART PRINT FAIR ANNOUNCES 2018 SPEAKERS FOR THE JORDAN SCHNITZER FAMILY FOUNDATION LECTURE

Released: September 11, 2018

New York, September 11, 2018 – The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is pleased to announce the speakers for the 2018 Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture series. This year, the Fine Art Print Fair is delighted to welcome featured artist Christiane Baumgartner, who will be joined in conversation by Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jennifer Farrell.   Free and open to the public through the generous support of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, the artist in conversation series aims to honor and r...


This untitled James Martin painting appears to depict fellow artist Vincent Van Gogh, 13 ½ by 11 ¾ inches.

James Martin Art To Cross Block At The Benefit Shop Foundation Oct.10

Released: September 24, 2018

Sometimes described as a storyteller or jazz improvisationist, James Martin (born 1928), has been creating art for decades that is an integral part of the Pacific Northwest scene. Reminiscent of the work of Red Grooms with a similar humorous bent, Martin’s colorful constructions often depict larger-than-life characters and people from the gritty underbelly of a city. Early in his career in the late 1950s-early 60s, his work caught the attention of serious collectors and he participated in museum exhibitions, including at the Seattle Art Museum. In his 90th year, a striking collection of ...


20th c.  art to be sold includes this abstract mixed media on paper by Afro Basaldella (Italian, 1912-1976) dated 1948.  This (and the large canvas by Julian Stanczak) is from the estate of a fellow artist and friend of both artists.  In 1956, Afro, as he is known, was given the award as Best Italian Artist at the Venice Biennale.

CRN AUCTIONS, INC., ANNUAL SEPTEMBER AUCTION

Released: September 21, 2018

On Sunday, September 30th, CRN Auctions will conduct their Annual Fall Auction of antiques and fine arts at their gallery in Cambridge, MA offering a mix of items ranging in geographical origin and spanning the 17th through mid 20th centuries. Among the approx. 80 lots of works of art offered, included, from the estate of artist William C. Collins, is a large Op-Art canvas by Julian Stanczak, and an abstract by Afro Basadella (both works were acquired from the artist). A color lithograph by Paul Cezanne, purchased in Paris in the 1950’s, is also from the Collins estate. These three works...


Unbound book of Japanese woodblock accordion prints in uncut sheets, 110 in all, showing domestic scenes and landscapes, by Hiroshige and Kunisada (est.  $20,000-$40,000).

Objects from the East and West converge in Converse Auctions' online-only East Meets West auction, Oct. 5

Released: September 20, 2018

MALVERN, Pa. – Ten bucks is all it takes to participate in Converse Auctions’ online-only East Meets West Auction slated for Friday, October 5th, with live bidding set to begin at 10 am Eastern time. The auction is packed with 435 lots of fine American, European, African, Chinese and other Asian items.   Although the auction is online-only, the sale can be previewed in the Malvern gallery. Phone and absentee bids will be executed, in addition to live bidding on several auction platforms. People can register and bid online now via the Converse website (www.ConverseAuctions.com), as well...


A table-setting set the stage for "You're Invited: The Art of Dining" at Lark Mason Associates

An Innovative Exhibition Draws Strong Sales Results for "You’re Invited: The Art of Dining" Auction Sale at Lark Mason Associates

Released: September 18, 2018

Lark Mason Associates’ recent sale, You’re Invited: The Art of Dining, closed on September 12, 2018 with scores of bidders and nearly 100% results. The innovative exhibition displayed antiques in modern settings, attracting large numbers of first-time bidders. The sale of 382 lots had a 96% sale rate for a total of $112,920. Lark Mason commented that the results, “showed the importance of presentation when offering works that are often thought as no longer desirable to today’s audiences of bidders.” Mason continued, “ Our goal was to attract new bidders with a fresh and innovative approa...


Rare oil on window shade painting rendered circa 1950 by the renowned folk artist Clementine Hunter, titled Saturday Night at the Honky Tonk, signed lower right (est.  $30,000-$50,000).

Artworks by Clementine Hunter, Otto Hoffmann, many others in Crescent City's Sept. 22-23 auction

Released: September 06, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A Russian icon of the Virgin Akhtirskaya made in Moscow between 1896 and 1908, a rare oil on window shade painting rendered circa 1950 by the renowned folk artist Clementine Hunter, and an early 19th century French Louis XV-style gilt bronze three-piece clock set are expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Sept. 22-23 auction.   This auction marks Crescent City’s 10th year in business and will be held online as well as in the firm’s gallery located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 10 am Central time both days. The sale will...


888 Auctions’ Sept. 13 Sale Featuring Fine Art, Chinese Coins & Asian Antiques

Released: September 05, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 395 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, September 13, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a variety of quality items on display at 888 Auctions. With fine art, Chinese coins and Asian antiques featuring heavily in the sale, there will be something for everybody in the first auction of the autumn season. The star piece of the auction features a gouache and tempera on paper surreal portrait attributed to Rene Magritte (Belgian, 1898-1967) at lot 79. This piece f...


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...


DETAIL: Su Shi, Wood and Rock.

1,000-Year-Old Chinese Scroll Painting by Su Shi Could Fetch Asian Art Record

Released: August 30, 2018

Christie’s will offer one of the world’s rarest Chinese paintings by Su Shi (1037-1101) – the pre-eminent scholar of the Song Dynasty and one of the most important figures in Chinese history. The painting, Wood and Rock, will lead Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Sale 2018.  This is an ink-on-paper scroll which depicts withered tree branches standing dignified alongside a curiously-shaped rock, resembling, as one renowned critic put it, giant creatures and dragons appearing and disappearing from stormy seas. An esteemed scholar, writer, poet, painter, calligrapher and statesman, Su Shi was ...


Watercolor and ink on laid paper by Chinese artist Pu Jian (1893-1966), titled Scholar in a Landscape Calligraphy Scroll, 36 ¼ inches tall by 17 ¼ inches wide (est.  $800-$1,200).

Asian objects from the collection of Dr. Ronald J. DiCenzo will be auctioned Sept. 12th by Gray's

Released: August 30, 2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The private collection of the late Dr. Ronald J. DiCenzo, the former Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College in Ohio – whose enthusiasm for Japanese culture (and Asian culture overall) are brilliantly displayed through his superb collection of fine decorations and furniture – will be auctioned on Wednesday, September 12th, by Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers.   The auction will be held online and in Gray’s showroom, at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, starting at 10 am Eastern time. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will ...


Pair of Chinese Jade Covered Vases, Qing Dynasty, Height of vase 10 inches.  Estimate: $12,000-18,000

Doyle to Auction Asian Works of Art on September 10

Released: August 29, 2018

Doyle’s Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, September 10 at 10am will present the arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Showcased will be porcelains, pottery, jade, scholar’s objects, bronzes, screens, furniture and paintings from prominent collections and estates. Chinese porcelains feature a Yuan-Ming Dynasty covered jar was produced in the southern Chinese region of Longquan where some 500 kilns have been discovered. Such wares are prized for the crisp quality of carving and the consistency in color and thickness of ...


Artist’s rendering of the Flowery Brush Library 筆花書房.  Designed in the style of a scholar’s studio for painting and calligraphy, the Flowery Brush Library is part of an exhibition complex that will feature cultural programs, demonstrations, and displays of Chinese art.  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

The Huntington Breaks Ground on Final Phase of its $53 Million Chinese Garden, Adding Pavilions, Art Gallery

Released: August 21, 2018

When complete (in 2020), Liu Fang Yuan will be among the largest Chinese gardens in the world The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif., announced that, with the majority of funding in place, it is launching the final phase of construction on its renowned Chinese Garden, known by the poetic name Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. A ceremonial groundbreaking is scheduled for Aug. 28, with construction expected to continue for the next 18 months. The new features will increase the garden’s footprint from the initial 3.5 acres to...


"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...


Ritual space in the Main Hall of the Palace of Longevity and Health.  Courtesy of the Palace Museum, Beijing.  © The Palace Museum

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City Makes U.S. Debut at Peabody Essex Museum

Released: August 13, 2018

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Mass.,debuts next week Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, the first major international exhibition to explore the role of empresses in China’s last dynasty––the Qing dynasty, from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 200 spectacular works, including imperial portraits, jewelry, garments, Buddhist sculptures, and decorative art objects from the Palace Museum, Beijing (known as the Forbidden City), tell the little-known stories of how these empresses engaged with and influenced court politics, art and religion. On an exclusive U.S. tour, this exhibition (Aug. 18, 2...


New York Classical Rosewood Work Table

Fine Americana Included In Schwenke Auctioneers 400 Lot August 14th Fine Estates Auction

Released: August 12, 2018

Featuring Asian Decorative Arts, Early Continental Furniture and Decorations, Americana and Folk Art, Fine Art and Estate Oriental Rugs  Woodbury, CT – On Tuesday, August 14th Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its August Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 400 lots of estate property which includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, early English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. According to owner...


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 ...


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