Press Releases tagged with asian antiques

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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 ...


Black leather crescent rocker designed by Wendell Castle (Am., 1932-2018) ($17,500).

Black leather crescent rocker designed by Wendell Castle brings $17,500 at Nye & Co. auction

Released: August 06, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – It didn’t come with a sushi roll, ginger salad and miso soup, but a darling cinnabar bento box, offered together with a cloisonné teapot and dish, gaveled for $23,750 to take top lot honors at a two-day weekday auction held July 25th and 26th by Nye & Company Auctioneers. The sale was held online and in Nye’s gallery, at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield.   Headlining the auction were items from the estate home in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island known as “Wawapek” – the Queen Anne-style residence of the de Forests, a family so deeply rooted in New York history it dat...


Sari (detail), woven silk, Bangalore, ca.  1867, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Fabric of India art exhibition makes U.S. debut at the Cincinnati Art Museum October 19, 2018–January 6, 2019

Released: July 30, 2018

CINCINNATI — Discover the richness of Indian textiles from the fifteenth century to today in The Fabric of India, on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum October 19, 2018–January 6, 2019. Organized by the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London, this exhibition is the first to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India. Showcasing the finest examples from the V&A’s world-renowned collection together with masterpieces from international partners, leading fashion and textile designers and additions from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collectio...


A pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Thin Line chrome armchairs was designed in a dark brown vinyl upholstery mimicking leather, 32 by 23 by 29 inches ($300-600).

Benefit Shop Foundation Sale To Offer Midcentury Modern Aug. 8

Released: July 23, 2018

Midcentury Modern is very much in vogue these days and collectors will have a field day at Benefit Shop Foundation’s monthly Red Carpet auction on Wednesday, August 8, at 10 am, which features a collection of over 100 midcentury furniture pieces and accessories. All lots open with a $1 bid and there are no reserves. From the collection of John Edelman, CEO of Design Within Reach, the collection includes a who’s who of midcentury designers: Milo Baughman, Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll, Donghia for Baker, Russel Wright and Adrian Pearsall. Midcentury is a thread that runs through Edelman’s...


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...


The top lot of the auction at $90,750 was this R.J.  Horner mahogany grandfather clock with J.J.  Elliott nine-tube works, heavily carved with winged griffins, pierced carved angel crest, flowers, foliage and birds.  It stands 118 1/2 inches tall.

Moravian Flask, Guanyin, R.J Horner Clock Lead Kennedy’s Estate Auction

Released: July 04, 2018

From ornately carved furniture by R.J. Horner to fine art, Kennedy’s Auction Service’s June 2 auction of the Carl Smith estate in Memphis’ central garden district, had it all but it was two ladies, each standing less than 2 feet tall, that drew the most attention. In a case of East meets West, the two figures — one from North Carolina, the other from China —  brought much presale attention here and performed well. A rare Moravian pottery flask in the form of a woman in a green dress, holding a bouquet of posies, 6 ⅝ inches tall, crossed the block for $28,600. The circa 1811 piece is thou...


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...


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...


Signed by Sultan Ali Mashhadi (d.  1520), Afghanistan, Herat Timurid period, Page from the Diwan (collected works) of Sultan Husayn Mirza, circa 1490, with later additions, colored inks, and gold on blue paper, Cincinnati Art  Museum; Gift of JoLynn M.  and  Bryon W.  Gustin, 2016.372

Behold the beauty of script in Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World at the Cincinnati Art Museum starting Sept. 7

Released: June 19, 2018

CINCINNATI— Explore the craftsmanship, skill, beauty and function of calligraphy from the ninth to the twentieth centuries in the special exhibition Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World, on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum September 7, 2018–January 27, 2019. The exhibition features 55 works on paper including richly-illuminated folios from historic manuscripts, pages from the Qur’an, calligraphic practice sheets and political decrees from a myriad of countries, including Spain, Turkey, Syria, Iran and India. This diverse collection of artworks from the museum’s collection h...


Chinese Coins, Antiques & Western Paintings Abound June 21 at 888 Auctions

Released: June 15, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – As the temperatures continue to rise, the sell-through rates and hammer prices continue to steadily climb at 888 Auctions. The high sell-through rates have become an effective barometer for the Canadian auction house and it is with those high hopes that 888 Auctions will be featuring 393 fresh-to-market items including a variety of Chinese Coins, Antiques and Western Paintings.   Starring as the cover lot of the auction and nestled within the numerous rare Chinese coins featured in the June 21 sale is Lot 208, a Chinese Qing Dynasty Daoguang Period (1820-1850) Tongb...


Charles Sorlier limited edition color lithograph (#69/75) on Arches paper of an artwork after Marc Chagall (1887-1985), titled Roses et Mimosas (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Signed prints after Chagall, Picasso and other artists are just part of Ahlers & Ogletree's June 24th auction

Released: June 15, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – An important one-day auction featuring 583 lots of period antiques, fine art, modern art and furniture, Chinese decorative arts, rugs, lighting and more is planned for Sunday, June 24th, by Ahlers & Ogletree, online (via LiveAuctioineers.com and Invaluable.com) and in the firm’s gallery located at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta, beginning at 10 am Eastern time.   Highlights will include a Chinese solid gold snuff bottle from the Qing dynasty; prints from Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and other artists; a Chinese late Ming dynasty carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box; an inc...


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 ...


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...


"Persimmon Time" by Gao Jianfu.  4 panels.  Gianguan Auctions, June 9 sale.

Gao Jianfu’s Perisimmon Time Hits The Market

Released: June 04, 2018

A four panel painting by China's Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) entitled “ Perisimmon Time” is set to go off at Gianguan Auctions June 9th sale. The work by the prolific painter who was one of the leading artists of the Lingam School combines Wetern techniques with those of traditional ink paintings.   More than a rendering of the time honored fruit that implies “all is good,” the artist, whose popularity was at a peak in the 1930s-40s, used a dry upright pen to create weathered branches and added brightly colored inks to make the fruit pop. "Persimmon Time" is similar to a paiinting in the Nati...


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...


M.Y.  Kwong Lum with Mrs.  Lum shortly after he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Gianguan Auctions Founder M. Y. Kwong Lum Awarded 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Released: May 16, 2018

Kwong Lum, internationally known scholar, artist, poet, and Chairman of Gianguan Auctions in New York City, has been awarded an Ellis Island Medal of Honor.  The award is bestowed on American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic groups while exemplifying the values of the American way of life.  In responding to the honor, Mr. Lum said, “I am grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded in China, Canada and the U.S. to support the arts and share my knowledge of Chinese heritage as it was and as it is in contemporary art.”  He credited his teachers, the...


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...


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