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Lot 1 - Still Life by Severin Roesen

Bountiful Masterpieces at Gray's

Released: November 21, 2017

The 19th century Prussian immigrant Severin Roesen’s masterful American still life paintings feature the abundance of the new world’s bountiful harvest.  The vibrant colors of an autumnal yield of fruits, flowers and glasses of wine glow against a subdued background of dark greys and browns in the magnificent painting offered at lot 1 in Gray’s November 29th auction. Inspired by 17th century Dutch still life painters Roesen’s works are elegantly composed leading the eye across the overflowing table, leaving the viewer sated but hungry for more. Lot 2, also by Roesen, depicts a table filled...


18th century Asian Painted Eight-panel Screen

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

Released: November 16, 2017

Lark Mason Associates’ two-day online auction of Asian Works of Art and Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works of Art concluded on iGavelAuctions.com 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 Asso...


The collection of Asian art at The Met—more than 35,000 objects, ranging in date from the third millennium B.C.  to the 21st century—is one of the largest and is the most comprehensive in the West.

Met Museum Receives $80 Million Gift from the Irving Family

Released: November 16, 2017

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today an exceptional gift of more than $80 million from Trustee Florence Irving and her late husband, Herbert Irving, a Sysco Corp. co-founder who died in 2016. This is the largest financial gift the Met has received in recent history. Mr. Irving's bequest will establish an unrestricted art acquisitions endowment fund, as well as several endowment funds for the Department of Asian Art. These funds will support acquisitions, exhibitions, and publications of the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Himalayas, with a prefere...


Lot 193: 1912 Szechuan 1 Dollar NGC AU-Details L&M-366

Chinese Coins, World Numismatics & Asian Art Feature Heavily at Winter November 23 Auction at 888 Auctions

Released: November 14, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – Chinese numismatics feature heavily at 888 Auctions’ November 23 sale. Featuring 430 fresh-to-market items with estimates ranging from a few hundred to thousands of dollars, this auction features something for everyone. As we approach the holiday season, interested buyers and collectors will be pleased to find this sale heavily featuring some unique collectibles, most notably some rare Chinese coins and numismatic items perfect as a holiday gift.   The featured lots of the auction are a plethora of quality coins. From that offering of coins, many of them are Chinese...


Gorgeous circa 1860s English repousse silver pitcher by R&S Garrand of London, with marks dating it to London around 1861, 8 inches tall (est.  $4,000-$6,000).

Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture at Converse's East Meets West auction, Dec. 1st

Released: November 14, 2017

MALVERN, Pa. – An English repousse silver pitcher made by R&S Garrand of London around 1861, a seven-piece sterling silver tea service made in Germany, and a fine selection of Tibetan Buddhist thangkas (religious paintings) are key lots in Converse Auctions’ next East Meets West Sale, an online-only auction scheduled for Friday, December 1st, starting at 10 am Eastern time.   Those are just a few items in a 474-lot auction where Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture – hence the title East Meets West. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneer...


Chinese marble stelae, with high relief guardians clenching clubs and trampling beastly demons.  Lot 75, Gianguan Auctions, December 9, 2017

Chinese Buddhist Art Recalls Freer's Passion

Released: November 10, 2017

When the 12th century Chinese fresco “Water-Moon Guanyin” comes to the podium at Gianguan Auctions on December 9, it will be a poignant reminder of the esteem in which Chinese Buddhist art was held by Charles Lang Freer, one of the great 20th century collectors and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  According to a 2016 paper by the Peabody-Essex Museum’s Curator Daisy Yiyou Wang, the works of Chinese Buddhist art  “were the crowning achievement of the (Freer) collection.“  Kwong Lum, Founder and President of Gianguan Auctions, responded to the article in an intervi...


Framed Fritz Scholder Oil Linen Of A Native Dancer

Eclectic Offering of Fine and Decorative Arts at Schwenke November Fine Estates Auction

Released: November 10, 2017

On Thursday November 16th, Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its November Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 390 lots of freshly consigned estate property from estates throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. The auction includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. The top lot of the sale is an extensive set of Gorham sterling flatware in the "LaScala" pa...


Oil painting by the Italian artist Nicola Simbari (1927-2012), titled Near Amalfi, signed and dated 1965 ($5,700).

Artworks by Simbari, Soulacroix, Lamotte all perform well at A. B. Levy's Oct. 30th auction

Released: November 10, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A 17th century Chinese polychrome-decorated, carved wood figure of a seated bodhisattva (in Buddhism, a spiritually enlightened person) sailed well past its pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$12,000 to sell for $60,000 at A.B. Levy’s Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art Auction held October 30th, online and at A.B. Levy’s gallery in Palm Beach, Fla.   “Walking into the Palm Beach home of the person who owned it, I was instantly fascinated with the carved bodhisattva figure and looked forward to the opportunity of bringing it to auction,” said Albert Levy of A.B....


Song Dynasty fresco.  Gianguan Auctions, December 9, 2017 sale.

Chinese Frescos, Modern Paintings, Seals and Zisha Teapots Lead Gianguan's December 9 Sale.

Released: November 7, 2017

Collectors of revered objects–from Song Dynasty frescos to Yuan ceramics, classic and modern art to signature seals and Zisha teapots–will find strong collections at Gianguan Auctions upcoming sale on Saturday, December 9. The lead Buddhist work of art is a Song Dynsaty fresco panel depicting the Water-Moon Guanyin, also known as Avalokiteshvara of the Southern Seas. She is portrayed in the traditional posture, seated on rockery, wearing robes and an elaborate headdress with gilt highlights, all backed by a double mandorla. The robes are outlined in thread relief making for an exceptiona...


David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

Released: November 6, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – A David Hockney oil on canvas and a slew of modern paintings feature heavily in 888 Auctions’ Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Furniture auction on November 9, 2017. Furthermore, with the drop in temperature and the mad dash towards the holiday season, 888 Auctions is proud to feature a quality offering of jewelry and Asian art for the discerning collector.   54 Modern paintings, lead the way in the November 9 sale. Highlighting the list of paintings is Lot 84, a David Hockney (b. 1937) oil on canvas painting featuring quite possibly the most famous of his subjects: ...


The Canterbury Pilgrims.  Oxford: The Alley Workshops, circa 1925.

41st Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, Nov 10-12

Released: November 3, 2017

BOSTON, MA – The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay for its 41st year, November 10-12, 2017. More than 120 dealers from the United States, Argentina, Australia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and Russia will exhibit and sell a vast selection of rare, collectible and antiquarian books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, modern first editions, photographs, and fine and decorative prints.    Special events at this year’s Fair includ...


FURUTANI KAZUYA Shigaraki jar, 21st century, magnificent tea leaf storage jar, 18 inches high

ZEN INK & CLAY

Released: October 31, 2017

Two hundred years ago three Zen monks from the Daitoku-ji in Kyoto collaborated to create a single stroke Mt. Fuji accompanied by three poems which extolled the wonder of the iconic mountain. This work exemplifies the focus of the show which reveals the melding of image, calligraphy, and poetic verse incorporated in many Zen works. The philosophy extended to tea ceramics, tea bowls, tea containers, water jars, and storage jars. Calligraphy of bold strokes on a six panel screen, once translated, provides a glimpse of a monk seated in early morning dew, touching a venerable tree, desiring ...


Oil on canvas portrait from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806), titled Miss Ann Congreve with Three Children (1780), signed and dated (est.  $8,000-$12,000).

Oil painting from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806) will be auctioned Nov. 11

Released: October 30, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. – The estate of Thomas Ruben Jones (1929-2014), a prominent Atlanta businessman, patron of the arts and avid lifelong collector of 18th and 19th century American and European antiques, fine art and decorative arts, will be sold without reserve on Saturday, November 11th, on-site at Mr. Jones’ former plantation estate in north Georgia, at 11 am Eastern.   For security reasons, the address of the estate won’t be revealed until the week before the sale. It has a 30513 zip code, however, and out-of-town guests are encouraged to secure lodging in either Blue Ridge or Ellijay, G...


Elegant oil on canvas figural rendering by the French painter Charles J.F.  Soulacroix (1825-1879), titled Enchantee (est.  $50,000-$80,000).

Beautifully detailed figural rendering by Charles J.F. Soulacroix (Fr., 1825-1879) will be auctioned Oct. 30

Released: October 23, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – An elegant oil on canvas figural rendering by the French painter Charles J. F. Soulacroix (1825-1879), an exceptional pair of cased French dueling pistols from around 1840 and a Hermes shiny crocodile Birkin women’s handbag are three expected top lots at A. B. Levy’s 300-lot Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art Auction set for Monday, Oct. 30th. The sale will be held in A. B. Levy’s gallery, located at 211 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, starting at 2 pm Eastern. Exactly 300 lots will come up for bid, featuring property from Palm Beach estates. The list of artis...


Beautiful 19th century painting done in the manner of Antonio Canaletto (It., 1697-1763), depicting Nero's Castle at Lake Maggione, Italy.

19th century painting in the manner of Canaletto, depicting Nero's Palace in Italy, will be sold Oct. 28

Released: October 23, 2017

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Items from the estate of Norma Godwin of Panama City – collections and quality items gathered over the course of several generations by Mrs. Godwin, her husband and her parents – will be the main attraction at a live and internet estates auction scheduled for Saturday, October 28th, by The Specialists of the South, Inc., at the firm’s Panama City gallery.   The auction will begin promptly at 8 am Central time, with previews the week of auction, from 9 am to 4 pm, and on auction day from 7 am until the start of sale at 8. For those unable to attend in person, online ...


October 26, 2017: RARE COINS, CHINESE NUMISMATICS & ASIAN ART

1988 Fine Gold Panda Coin Leads Way in Rare Coins, Chinese Numismatics & Asian Art Auctions

Released: October 16, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – Thursday, October 26 marks 888 Auctions’ inaugural auction dedicated to numismatic items with a special focus on Chinese gold and silver panda coins. The 426-lot auction will also be featuring rare coins from all over the world and will also be accompanied by 888 Auctions’ usual complement of Asian fine and decorative arts, including finely carved jadeite objects, porcelain ceramics, furniture and jewelry.   Released for the first time in 1982 (Gold) and 1983 (Silver) by the People’s Bank of China, the Chinese Panda continues to be one of the most eagerly awaited co...


A Chinese Huanghuali Canopy Bed, dating to the early Qing Dynasty

iGavel Auctions Announces Robust Fall Schedule of Asian Works of Art

Released: October 16, 2017

Lark Mason Associates 2017 fall Asian art sales on the iGavel Auctions platform are now underway through the end of November with five specialized sales spanning all the arts of Asia. The season got off to an excellent start in New York during September Asian Art week with an exhibition of Snuff Bottles, Jades, and Ceramics from a Southern Collector. The sale’s closing on October 3rd realized a total of $267,550 well above the high estimate of $160,100. In addition, visitors from around the world poured over selections from four other fall Asian art auctions. Japanese Prints and Asian ...


Kingfisher Feather Headdress and Four Hairpins in Skinner's September Asian Works of Art Auction sold on Bidsquare for $110,700

SOLD! RARE AND UNIQUE KINGFISHER FEATHER HEADDRESS FETCHES EXTRAORDINARY RESULT ON BIDSQUARE

Released: October 14, 2017

NEW YORK, NY — From iconic designs to rare and unique collectibles, we've seen extraordinary results at auction so far this Fall. One standout lot is a Kingfisher Feather Headdress and Four Hairpins from the 19th Century. There's always excitement during auctions, never knowing when an estimate will be blown out of the water. The Kingfisher Feather Headdress and Four Hairpins in Skinner's September Asian Works of Art sale brought the thrill of auction to life with a competitive bidding war. With a conservative estimate of $3,000-4,000, the lot sold through Bidsquare for over 35 times the...


20th century Chinese Green Jade Seal Paste BOx

Lark Mason Associates Achieves Stunning Results For Chinese Snuff Bottles and Small Treasures

Released: October 10, 2017

The fall season at Lark Mason Association on  iGavelAuctions.com  got off to a strong start with its sale of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Jades, and Ceramics from a Southern Collector. The auction included 250 lots with a diverse selection of snuff bottles, small jade fittings and objects of personal use and adornment. A small circular domed Chinese Green Jade Seal Paste Box and Cover, of extraordinary quality with a delicately incised gilt Qianlong mark, received determined bidding from numerous locations around the globe with 75 bids and a final result of  $37,900, with bidding extended by an ...


Peacock 1.  20th century Chinese porcelain bird, 18th century Chinese porcelain fragments and mixed media

The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair Announces Outstanding 2018 Line-up

Released: October 4, 2017

When the 19h annual New York Ceramics & Glass Fair—the only fair of its kind in the United States—opens its doors on January 18th, twenty-nine internationally renowned specialists will swell the historic Bohemian National Hall with a panoply of historic and contemporary treasures that span five centuries, from the Middle Ages to right this minute. “Liz Lees and I are delighted to welcome several new participants to the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair this year,” says Meg Wendy, who with Ms. Lees produces the fair. Among the newcomers are Elise Abrams from Stockbridge Massachusetts...


Antique French Sugar Casket

The Main Line Antiques Show combines Design, Art, Jewelry and Antiques

Released: October 3, 2017

The twelfth annual Main Line Antiques Show, the only antiques show held on Philadelphia’s Main Line, will be held on October 7 and 8 at Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Folk art, exquisite prints, midcentury and antique furniture, decorative arts, ceramics, silver, paintings, Asian antiques, equestrian antiques and more will be on offer. Claim a piece of history from the Show to make that special design element at your home or office a conversation piece. Committee Chair Rick Davis, Honorary Chairs Anne Hamilton and Maureen Brennan-Miller, along with Show Manager Nick Vandekar...


Lot 91, a Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967) Russian Oil Board featuring a still life painting of fruits, flowers and vases.  Measuring at 31 inches by 24 inches, this Serebriakova piece is expected to exceed its high estimate of $12,000

Modern Paintings, Jadeite Bangles Headlines 888 Auctions’ October 12 Auction

Released: September 26, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – The middle of the autumn season brings forth another auction featuring Modern Paintings, Jadeite Bangles, and Asian Art October 12th. Consisting of 400 fresh-to-market items, an eclectic selection of modern paintings, jade carved items, jewelry, porcelain ceramics, and bronze statues are expected to achieve outstanding prices.   Headlining the modern paintings category are several standout pieces. One piece stands above the rest however: Lot 91, a Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967) Russian Oil Board featuring a still life painting of fruits, flowers and vases. Measuri...


The Akiko Yamazaki & Jerry Yang Pavilion (exterior), concept design by wHY, 2017.  Rendering © wHY and Asian Art Museum.

SF's Asian Art Museum Unveils Plan for $90 Million Expansion

Released: September 26, 2017

New Exhibition Pavilion, Art Terrace and Fresh Interpretive Approaches in Galleries Affirm the Local Relevance and Global Impact of Asian Art.   Project Supported by Largest Cash Gift in Museum’s History The Asian Art Museum, one of San Francisco’s foremost cultural institutions, today unveiled details of a $90 million investment in the museum’s future, one that will transform public engagement — both locally and globally — with the world-renowned collection, exhibitions and cultural programs offered by the city-owned museum.   In early 2018, construction will begin on the centerpiece...


Tole Tray Depicting the Death of General Wolfe.

Historic Objects from Prominent Collectors Featured at Schwenke Auctioneers

Released: September 22, 2017

On Wednesday, September 27th Schwenke Auctioneers will conduct its Annual Fall Connecticut Fine Estates Auction with a remarkable offering of over 750 lots of select estate property from several estates and consignors, including American country and formal furniture and decorations, American folk art, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, Asian porcelain and decorative arts, English & other sterling silver, Native American arts, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and a large group of estate oriental rugs.  The sale will include items from the estate of n...


Icy jade pendants.  Lot 5.  Gianguan Auctions, September 9.

Neolithic Chinese Jade Jewelry Adorns Gianguan Auctions Saturday Sale

Released: August 30, 2017

As every woman knows, there is jewelry and then there are statement pieces. Whether the choice is a contemporary Chinese carved jade pendent, precious prayer beads or indeginous jewelry five-thousand years old, there is always room for one more signature piece.You will discover it at Gianguan Auctions online catalog now and on the podium Saturday, September 9. A few of the highlights are  Lot 5, an icy jadeite pendant carved with bat and ruyi, along with a leaf shaped pendant carved with grapes. Both are suitable to be worn or kept close as touchstones.  Estimate on the lot is $800-$1,50...


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