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Cover of Tang, gilt copper volume of the Pratyutpanna Sutra (Vol.  3).  Finely incised in clerical script.  Lot 151, $200,000.  Gianguan Auctions March 10 sale.

Gianguan Auctions March 10th Sale Is Exploration of Connoisseurship

Released: February 15, 2018

Collectors of Chinese works of art will find Gianguan Auctions, pre-Asia Week sale on Saturday, March 10th, an exploration in connoisseurship.  The marquee item is Zhao Mengfu’s "Script Calligraphy of a Poem by Liu Zongyuan, Journey to the East Gate”. The nearly one-hundred inch long calligraphy is signed Ziang. It has one artist seal, 10 Emperors Seals, and 19 Collector’s Seals. The  frontispiece is by Gao Shiqi, with colophons by Pan Zhengwei and Wu Dacheng. Descended from the Song’s imperial family, Zhao Mengfu came to prominence during the Yuan Dyansty, which was under Mughul rule. B...


These circa 1860-1880 temple lions from the Nanking province, 17 ½ by 6 by 7 inches, are striking in appearance.

High-Caliber Items In Benefit Shop Auction Feb. 21

Released: February 13, 2018

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. will present its next signature Red Carpet auction on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. Eastern, with a diverse range of goods from Asian and French furniture to decorative arts and fine estate jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. The monthly Red Carpet sales feature premium collections of antiques, midcentury modern, brand furnishings, sterling, china, crystal, jewelry and fine art. With a mission of “to donate, to discover and to do good,” the foundation is a nonprofit and all auction proceeds support community ...


Demétre Chiparus (Romanian 1886-1947), Les Girls, chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculptures

'Les Girls' by Demétre Chiparus Headlines Weschler’s March 2nd Sale

Released: February 13, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MD –  Weschler’s is pleased to offer a collection of fine art, including significant examples of African American art, American and European antique furniture, Russian objets de vertu, Modern designer furniture, Mid-Century decorative objects and more in their Capital Collections Estate Auction on March 2nd at 10am. The public is invited to preview these items during the exhibit, which opens on Saturday, February 24th at 9am.   ‘Les Girls’ by Demétre Chiparus, $300,000-$500,000, headlines the sale. The rare and dramatic chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculpture of five da...


Figure of a dog, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25–220 A.D.  Earthenware with dark green glaze.  Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991 (1991.253.1)

The Department of Asian Art of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Asia Week New York Association To Co-host Annual Celebration

Released: February 8, 2018

The Department of Asian Art of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Asia Week New York will co-host the annual reception in the Asian art galleries of The Museum on Monday, March 19 to celebrate Asia Week. This private by-invitation only reception has become a must attend event on the calendars of curators, auction house experts, and collectors who descend upon New York for the ten-day non-stop extravaganza of exhibitions, auctions, and cultural events. “We are delighted to join with the Department of Asian Art of the Met as co- hosts of this wonderful evening,” says Christina Prescott-W...


Magnificent matching pair of T'ang horses, Chinese, terracotta, 7-8 century

ART ANTIQUES CHESHIRE

Released: February 6, 2018

For three days from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 February, Art Antiques Cheshire, organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, is an unmissable event that is essential for anyone interested in acquiring the best in fine art, antiques and design from 30 specialist dealers from all over the UK.  Mixing antiques with furnishings and design objects and offering antiquities alongside art to the present day, the event has a broad approach and relaxed atmosphere, creating the perfect shopping environment. This top-class boutique-style fair returns for the seventh year, taking place at The Mere Golf ...


An illustrated Staffordshire creamware teapot with “Sally Sikes Drinking Tea, 1780” inscription

With Brisk Sales and More Archeological Finds Revealed, The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair Ended on a Positive Note

Released: January 31, 2018

Warmer January weather and extensive media coverage—from The New York Times to WQXR—helped send devotees of ceramics and glass to the 19th edition of The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair when the doors at Bohemian National Hall were flung open for their four-day run that started with an opening night preview on January 17th. Says Liz Lees, co-producer of the fair w­­­ith Meg Wendy, "What was so gratifying this year was that the fair welcomed not only seasoned attendees but a whole new crop of first-time visitors. Word is out: There is always plenty to see, learn about and buy at the New ...


Original landscape oil painting by John Fulton Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972), titled River at New Hope ($165,200).

Oil painting by John Fulton Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972) brings $165,200 at Ahlers & Ogletree auction

Released: January 24, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – A 1923 oil on canvas painting by the noted American landscape artist John Fulton Folinsbee (1892-1972), titled River at New Hope, knocked down for $165,200, and an important 18kt gold, emerald and diamond necklace pendant found a new owner for $35,400 at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery’s annual New Year’s Signature Estates Auction held Jan. 6-7.   The two-day event, typically one of the bigger auctions on Ahlers & Ogletree’s calendar, was held in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta. More than 1,000 quality lots, mostly pulled from prominent local ...


Antiques for Everyone at UK's National Exhibition Centre

Released: January 18, 2018

Featuring the widest range of Decorative Arts, 20th Century collectors’ pieces, traditional antiques, vintage accessories, sculpture and custom made works of art, Antiques for Everyone takes place at the National Exhibition Centre from 5 – 8 April 2018. Known across the world for its variety of exhibits, Antiques for Everyone is an essential buying source for collectors, interior designers, decorators and anyone with an interest in fine art and period design.    Around 200 specialist dealers take part in a fair that is divided into two distinct areas, one providing an elegant showcase fo...


Oil on canvas painting by the renowned Swedish-born American artist Birger Sandzen (1871-1946), titled Cedars and Rocks, one of four Sandzens in the auction.

Four original oil paintings by Birger Sandzen (1871-1946) will headline Woody Auction's Feb. 24 grand opening event

Released: January 17, 2018

DOUGLASS, Kan. – Woody Auction will celebrate the grand opening of its new Douglass gallery with a major antique and fine art auction on Saturday, February 24th, one that will be highlighted by several original artworks by the renowned Swedish-born Kansas painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1946), plus outstanding collections of Royal Bayreuth, Daum, Galle, Tiffany, Pairpoint, pattern glass, and furniture. The new showroom is located at 130 East Third Street in Douglass, located just south and east of Wichita, not far from Interstate 35 and Hwy. 5/Kellogg Rd. “The February 24th grand opening wi...


The sale's top lot was this fine bronze sculpture by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (1901-1999), dated 1983 and titled The Bather ($13,750).

Bronze sculpture by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (1901-1999) brings $13,750 at Bruneau

Released: January 16, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A fine bronze sculpture of a female nude by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (La./Tex., 1901-1999), titled The Bather (1983), climbed to $13,750, and a beautiful Tiffany & Company pearl necklace with diamond-encrusted platinum clasp brought $10,625 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Winter Antiques & Fine Arts Auction held Saturday, January 6th.   The 379-lot auction was conducted at Bruneau & Co.’s Cranston gallery, which attracted around 135 in-house bidders, despite frigid temperatures. The 60 phone bidders and 15 absentee bidders accounted for 277 bi...


19th century oil on board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), titled Cabin Scene, signed lower left (est.  $12,000-$15,000).

Artworks by William Aiken Walker, Clementine Hunter, Bill Hemmerling will lead Crescent City's Jan. 27-28 auction

Released: January 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Original paintings by renowned Southern artists William Aiken Walker and William Hemmerling, a mug and a vase from the studios of George Ohr (the “Mad Potter of Biloxi”), and a stunning five-piece Mexican sterling silver coffee and tea service by Maciel are just a few expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Winter Estates Auction.   The major two-day sale, slated for the weekend of January 27th and 28th, will be held online and in Crescent City’s gallery, located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. In all, 1,185 lots will cross the auctio...


 Set of 12 Royal Doulton Hand Painted Dinner/Cabinet Plates, Artist Signed Curnock with raised paste gold, ca.  1910

With An Alluring Selection of Treasures, The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair Never Ceases to Delight the Collector’s Eye

Released: January 15, 2018

January is chockablock with art and antiques fairs, but none is as beloved as The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, which opens with its preview on Wednesday, January 17 and continues through January 21 at the National Bohemian Hall, 321 East 73rd Street. Year after year, it draws a celebrated roster of devoted collectors, museum curators and interior designers who are certain to encounter a superb mix that ranges from contemporary studio pottery by international ceramists to 18th-century Staffordshire with everything under the sun in between. Here are some of the highlights: A rare se...


Modern Paintings Feature Heavily in First Auction of the Year, January 18 at 888 Auctions

Released: January 11, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – January 18 marks the first auction of the year at 888 Auctions. Collectors will be delighted to find the inclusion of 399 fresh-to-market items with prices ranging in the hundreds to the thousands of dollars. Featuring Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Antiques, the sale brings renewed focus and interest for the Richmond Hill based auction house.   After a year in which the auction house achieved over $2.5 million in total revenue with over 5,700 items finding new owners in over 40 different countries, 888 auctions continues to produce strong prices in a number of cat...


REMBRANDT PEALE (1778- 1860) AFTER CHARLES WILLSON PEALE (1741-1827) Portrait of George Washington as a Colonel of the Alexandria Militia, early 19th Century.  Oil on canvas.  Estimate: $400,000-600,000

Peale's Washington, Eisenhower's Silver and a Tour-de-Force Tall Case Clock at Christie's Americana Sales

Released: January 11, 2018

Christie’s Americana Week 2018, a series of auctions, viewings and events, will be held January 12-19 with sales comprised of Chinese Export Art featuring 100 Lots from Marchant, est. 1925 on January 18, Beyond Imagination: Outsider and Vernacular Art featuring the Collection of Marjorie and Harvey Freed on January 19, and Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver on January 19. Highlights of the Chinese Export sale include 100 lots from the esteemed Chinese art dealers Marchant, est. 1925, and a very rare set of 17 blue and white dishes depicting the various stages of tea cultiv...


Sui Dynasty gilt-bronze altarpiece of Buddha Maitreya with seven Buddha on lotus blossom thrones.  Gianguan Auctions, March, 2018.

Chinese Buddhist Devotional Art Leads Gianguan Auctions March Sale

Released: January 10, 2018

Gianguan Auctions will hold its 16th annual spring sale on Saturday, March 10. Marquee properties include a rare Sui Dynasty Buddhist altarpiece, a Northern Qi Buddhist stele and  a Western Wei Shrine From the unifying Sui period comes a gilt-bronze altarpiece of Buddha Maitreya that suggests the Seven Buddhas on the Great Tower of Asoka. Of exceptional definition, the Maitreya is seated in dhyanasana with hands positioned in karanamudra. A robe of diagonal folds exposes the left shoulder. Flanked by two Bodhisattvas, the flame shaped aureole and lotus throne rest on a two-tiered openwo...


Remote view of streams and hills, in the style of Xia Gui, 1962, by Fu Shen (Chinese, b.  1937).  Hand scroll; ink on paper.  Collection of National Palace Museum, Taipei.  © Fu Shen.  Photograph courtesy of Eros Zhao

SF Asian Art Museum Offers Postmodern Masterclass in Chinese Cultural History

Released: January 8, 2018

Dreamy hills enshrouded in clouds, familiar poems in a twisted script, conversation caught only in snatches, a universe captured in a brushstroke. From December 5, 2017 through September 4, 2018, the Asian Art Museum invites visitors to Traces of the Past and Future: Fu Shen’s Paintings and Calligraphy, a postmodern masterclass in Chinese cultural history. Spanning decades, Traces of the Past and Future is an exhibition that features 18 works in landscape painting, calligraphy and glazed ceramics by the highly regarded art historian, educator and artist Professor Fu Shen. Copying the scr...


China, Imperial Portrait of a Prince (detail), Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1736–95 Ink, color, and gold on silk Gift of funds from Louis W.  Hill, Jr., David Bradford, Myron Kunin, and Bruce Dayton 83.30

Minneapolis Institute of Art and Theater Artist Robert Wilson Collaborate To Create Immersive Experience Highlighting China’s Last Dynasty

Released: January 8, 2018

Opening February 4, Exhibition Will Reveal the Drama and Rituals of Court Life The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) is collaborating with celebrated theatre director and visual artist Robert Wilson to organize a first-of-its-kind exhibition highlighting the drama, rituals, and opulence of the Qing Empire, the last imperial dynasty of China. The exhibition will present objects from Mia’s renowned collection of Chinese art, including rare court costumes, jades, lacquers, bronzes, gold ornaments, paintings, and sculpture, displayed in an immersive, experiential environment conceived of by...


Amanpuri, Phuket, Thailand

Asia Week New York Announces Aman as Presenting Sponsor for 2018 Edition

Released: December 15, 2017

The Asia Week New York Association announces that Aman, whose portfolio of world-renowned restorative resorts and hotels in exceptional destinations, returns as the Presenting Sponsor of Asia Week New York 2018, which will run from March 15 to 24. “We gladly salute Aman’s return as our Presenting Sponsor,” says Christina Prescott Walker, chairman of Asia Week New York. “Aman and Asia Week New York are ideal counterparts, complementing each other through the assets of iconic hotels and resorts and our prestige galleries and the high quality Asian art they offer. It's a perfect match." S...


Early jade stem cup.  Gianguan Auctions, December 9 sale.

Preview of Buddhist Art and Chinese Modern Paintings Now At Gianguan Auctions

Released: December 5, 2017

For the next four days, Gianguan Auctions' gallery at 39 W. 59th Street is welcoming collectors to view the properties in their upcoming December 9 sale.  On view are icons of Buddhist art, Modern Chinese Paintings, Zisha teapots, Chinese seals and marquee level ceramics and carved jades. A Song Dynasty fresco of Water-Moon Guanyin, also known as Avalokiteshvara of the Southern Seas, leads a curated collection of Buddhist art. The ancient fresco is well preserved, with polychrome details intact.   Following it is a secular piece, also a fresco of the Song Dynasty, that replicates the “...


Views of the Allegheny Near Pittsburgh by William Coventry Wall (Am.  1810-1886)

American Landscape Paintings Highlight Weschler's December 8th Sale

Released: November 30, 2017

[ROCKVILLE, MD] Weschler's is pleased to present a diverse offering of over 420 lots in their Capital Collections Estate Auction and an extensive Native American Collection from several owners to wrap up the 2017 auction season.The two sales will be held in back-to-back sessions on Friday, December 8that 10 am and 3pm, respectively. Fine landscape paintings and sporting art are well represented in the sale, with two expansive landscapes by Pennsylvania artist William Coventry Wall (Am. 1810-1886), Views of the Allegheny Near Pittsburgh, each estimated to bring $20,000-30,000. Hudson River ...


One of two mountainous landscape Zisha teapots by Ming master Hui Meng Chen’s in Gianguan Auctions December 9, 2017 sale.

$19,000 Zisha Teapot Inspires Gianguan Auctions' December 9th Collection

Released: November 28, 2017

In June, 2017, Gianguan Auctions saw a Zisha teapot by Gu Jingzho's open at $3,700 and soar to $19,000 before the hammer came down. The popularity of the purple clay teapots has inspired collectors to consign. Gianguan Auctions' Saturday, December 9 sale features a strong collection of Zisha teapots ranging from Ming Dynasty makers to contemporary pottery artists. Two from Ming master Hui Meng Chen’s are perhaps the oldest of the collection. Lot 261 is compact teapot (just 2.5 inches tall) with applied mountainous landscape and inscription  It is signed  A similar pot by the Ming master ...


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...


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