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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...


19th century Korean eight-panel screen, depicting a Korean-court scene

At iGavel Auctions, Korean Art Leads in Spring Asian Sales

Released: May 03, 2018

This Spring season iGavel Auctions mounted three simulataneous Asian art auctions with over $2,000,000 in combined sales. Buyers were attracted to many fine examples of Chinese bronzes, jades, furniture, porcelain; Japanese woodblock prints, and other Asian items. However, the strong results of Chinese and Japanese items were superseded by Korean art sold by Lark Mason Associates. The top lot, a 19th century Korean eight-panel screen, depicting a Korean-court scene, went into extended bidding for 32 minutes and finally closed at $225,000 with 40 bids, more than four times its high estima...


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 ...


Owner Todd Converse with some of the items up for bid in his Important Spring Chinese Auction, set for Friday, May 4th.

Over 300 hand-selected Chinese antiques are in Converse Auctions' May 4th internet-only sale

Released: April 23, 2018

MALVERN, Pa. – Just over 300 hand-selected Chinese antiques are up for bid in Converse Auctions’ internet-only Important Spring Chinese Auction, already online at the Converse website (www.ConverseAuctions.com), as well as two additional online bidding platforms: LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Live bidding begins on Friday, May 4th, at 10 am Eastern.   “We’ve spent the last several months gathering the best of the best Chinese antiques for this important online auction,” said Todd Converse of Converse Auctions, based in Malvern. “The items include Ming and Qing dynasty porcela...


888 Auctions Featuring Chinese Numismatic Coins, Modern Paintings & Asian Antiques in April 26 Auction

Released: April 18, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – Prices continue to soar at 888 Auctions with sell-through rates of 99% being achieved in its numismatics categories. Leading the way are Chinese numismatic coins and 888 Auctions will be featuring over 200 lots of rare and intriguing coins from Chinese antiquity dating as far back as the 1st Century. Featuring 418 fresh-to-market items, collectors will be delighted to find the inclusion of coins from all eras, modern paintings from estates and private collections, as well as quality Asian antiques.   Four coins highlight this week’s sale and they are remarkable in b...


Helen Allen, executive director of the Winter Antiques Show

Winter Antiques Show Announces New Executive Director

Released: April 16, 2018

The Winter Antiques Show Executive Committee is pleased to announce that it has named Helen Allen as the new executive director of the Show. Ms. Allen joins the Winter Antiques Show with extensive experience and expertise in the arts, marketing, communications, and event production. Over the past 17 years, Ms. Allen has orchestrated the US market entry, directed, and consulted with numerous art fairs. She served as the executive director of Ramsay Fairs for nine years. During her tenure, she founded and served as executive director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair with events in New York, ...


Large signed mixed media painting with a horse race theme by African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell (b.  1929), 50 inches by 73.75 inches (est.  $30,000-$40,000).

Large mixed media work signed by African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell (b. 1929) will be auctioned April 22nd in Atlanta

Released: April 16, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – A large signed mixed media artwork by the African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell, a cruciform staff inscribed and signed by Martin Luther King, Jr., an important Italian Art Nouveau dining suite by Cutler & Girard dated 1901, and a slant back chair and plant stand by Frank Lloyd Wright with provenance from Christie's will all be part of Ahlers & Ogletree’s auction planned for Sunday, April 22nd, in Atlanta.   The sale – titled Important Art & Design: Art Nouveau to Modern – will feature more than 600 lots of period Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, M...


International Dealers Specializing in the Art of Traditional Cultures Gather in New York City for the Spring 2018 Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA) Fair, May 11th - 13th, 2018, at the Arader Gallery, New York City.

Released: March 01, 2018

New York, NY. – The seventh annual spring Tribal Art Fair - Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA), opens at the Arader Gallery on Manhattan’s upper east side on Friday, May 11th, 2018. Its final full-day is Sunday, May 13th, 2018. The opening reception will be held on Friday evening from 5pm - 8pm. This alliance of renowned international dealers specializing in the art of traditional cultures, will present an exhibition of select works of the highest quality. Works range from exceptional museum quality antique figurative and abstract sculpture, to ancient artifacts from the rich tribal cul...


Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988) Mixed Media

Modern and 19th Century Art with Asian Antiques Lead April 12 Auction at 888 Auctions

Released: March 28, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – As the temperature rises, so have hammer prices at 888 Auctions. And this is in no small part bolstered by the rising hammer prices achieved by the fine art sold through 888 Auctions. This sale represents 405 fresh-to-market items offered to the highest bidder with an emphasis on 19th fine art.   As always, modern art continues to lead the way with Lot 38, a Jean Dufy (French, 1888-1964) Gouache on Paper finding considerable interest among bidders already. Discovered at an estate in Southern Ontario by a discerning collector, lot 38 features an attributed painting c...


Rare Pair of Georgian Era 21.5 Carat Earrings

Jewelry Shines at Brunk Auctions March Sale

Released: March 26, 2018

On the weekend of March 23-24, Brunk Auctions hosted a sale of fine and decorative art, jewelry and more. The two-session sale totaled $1.49 million over a pre-sale estimate of $870,000 to $1.37 million. There were exceptional results in jewelry, Continental fine and decorative objects, and Chinese fine and decorative objects.   The top lot in the auction was a pair of rare 21.5 carat diamond earrings from the Georgian Era. Estimated at $50,000 to $70,000, these convertible Night and Day earrings brought the attention of several bidders in the room and over the phone. After enthusiasti...


An early Meiji period Japanese Koto musical instrument with intricate inlays, silver and gilt lacquer and applied metal decoration, measuring 11" wide, 75 1/2" long

Rare Japanese Six Panel Screen & Koto Instrument Featured Among Over Eighty Lots of Asian Decorative Arts at Schwenke Auctioneers April 11th Fine Estates Auction

Released: March 21, 2018

On Wednesday, April 11th Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its April Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 440 lots of freshly consigned estate property. The auction features items from estates in Fairfield County, Connecticut; New York City and Buffalo, New York; Morristown, New Jersey; and property from the collection of a Westchester County, New York lady. Property being offered includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, early English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art,...


Set of Three Chinese Polychrome Stucco Lohans, Song/Yuan Dynasty Height of each: 24 inches(61cm)

From Lark Mason & Associates: Preview of An Important Sale of Asian Works of Art Now on View at iGavel Auctions, New York

Released: March 19, 2018

Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 500 lots of important Asian art will be up for bidding on iGavelauctions.com in a series of online sales that goes live on April 3 and close on April 17. The outstanding works of art span 3,000 years of material, from the Western Zhou Dynasty to the late Qing Dynasty. A selection of works are currently on view at the iGavel Auctions salesroom, 227 East 120th Street. The sale of Asian works of art includes an impressive array of Chinese jade carvings, ancient bronzes, and works from the Qing Dynasty a...


Asia Week New York Begins its 10-day celebration of Asian art

Asia Week New York Delights Asian Art Collectors and Enthusiasts With an Unprecedented Array of Museum-Quality Exhibitions, Now On View Through March 24

Released: March 15, 2018

NEW YORK—Spring is just around the corner, and for Asian art lovers that conveys a very special sign: Time for Asia Week New York 2018! Celebrating its 9th anniversary, the spectacular ten-day event, now in full-swing, showcases 45 individually curated exhibitions spread throughout some of New York’s most illustrious galleries. Says Christina Prescott-Walker, Chairman of Asia Week New York 2018 and Senior Vice President, Division Director Asian Art and Decorative Arts at Sotheby’s: “The radiant treasures of Asia Week New York always bring an energy and fission to the art scene, making it o...


Musicians on Horseback, Tang dynasty (618¬-907), mid-7th century.  Earthenware with traces of pigment.  Height of tallest 12 5/16 inches.  Gift of Charles H.  Ludington from the George Crofts Collection, 1923.

Philadelphia Museum of Art to Renovate and Update Chinese Galleries

Released: March 15, 2018

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will soon begin the first comprehensive renovation and reinstallation of its galleries of Chinese art in many decades. This initiative will enable its staff to reimagine the presentation of this important part of the Museum’s collection and interpret it in new ways for the benefit of visitors. This represents the next step in an ongoing series of reinstallations of the Museum’s collection that began with the Rodin Museum in 2012 and continued with the renovation of its galleries of South Asian art in 2016. Beginning April 11, 2018, six galleries in the wing o...


The top lot of the auction was this massive 19th century Chinese archaic poem scroll painting, 24 feet wide by 29 inches tall ($72,500).

Massive 24-foot-wide Chinese poem scroll painting soars to $72,500 at Bruneau & Co.'s March 3rd auction

Released: March 16, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A gigantic 19th century Chinese archaic poem scroll painting – 24 feet wide by 29 inches tall – sailed past its estimate of $800-$1,200 to command $72,500 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ March 3rd Antiques, Fine Art & Asian Arts auction, held online and at the firm’s Cranston gallery. The buyer was an in-house Asian bidder acting as a broker for overseas buyers.   About 18 feet of the scroll’s 24-foot image area comprised the painted landscape. Other features included several chops and collection seals along the borders of bold calligraphy. Some creasing and foxi...


The MIT Jade boulder.  Lot 53.  Gianguan Auctions, March 10 sale.

Previews of Gianguan Auctions March 10 Sale Run 10 a.m - 7:00 p.m. Through Friday

Released: March 06, 2018

Gianguan Auctions' headquarters are welcoming collectors until 7 p.m. today through Friday, March 9th. The annual spring sale takes place on Saturday, March 10, beginning at 10 a.m. When JetSet.com ran an article recently entitled "Green, The New Gold," it described the lasting value of jade, saying: "Although there are no no set standards for jade similar to the HUI or XAU gold index, and nothing akin to Tavernier’s law that is used to determine the price of a diamond, jade has been a sought after commodity since Neolithic times (6,000 - 5,000 B.C). Its hardness made it a desirable medi...


Ten-fold Chinese-subject Court Screen, Kangxi period, 18th century, 17 ft.w x 6.25h ft

On the Eve of Asia Week New York, An Important Korean Screen Sold by Lark Mason Associates Achieves Record-breaking $562,500

Released: March 05, 2018

When Lark Mason Associates offered what seemed to be a Chinese painted paper ten-fold screen dating from the Kangxi period with an estimate of $30,000-50,000, imagine the surprise and excitement that ensued when the final price reached a record-breaking $562,500, twenty times more than the original price. The subject, depicting a scene from Buddhist paradise, was exquisitely painted and mounted on a wood frame similar in style to other Chinese 18th century examples.  The screen had been brought in by the owner to PBS Antiques Roadshow in Bismarck, North Dakota in 2006 in an effort to dis...


Anne Bridge "Buckets of Fun" (oil, 16" x 12")

‘New Beginnings for Spring’ Opens March 17th at Solvang Antiques

Released: March 05, 2018

Solvang Antiques and Judith Hale Gallery invite you to join them for the opening of their annual Spring Art Show ‘New Beginnings for Spring.’ A champagne reception will be held on Saturday, March 17th from noon to 4:00 pm. Mingle with the artists and enjoy painting demonstrations. The freshness of Spring and sweet fragrant air create an atmosphere of expectation and new beginnings. The artists in the show capture these elements in their unique artworks presenting a collection of new creations in oil, pastel and sculpture. Dirk Foslien will be enchanting attendees with a painting demons...


Chinese Flambé Glazed Porcelain Bottle Vase, Kangxi Period, Height 11 1/4 inches.  Est.  $15,000-20,000

Asian Works of Art Auction at Doyle on March 19

Released: March 02, 2018

Scheduled during Asia Week New York, Doyle’s Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, March 19 at 10am will present the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings include porcelain, pottery, jade, snuff bottles, scholar's objects, bronzes, screens, furniture and paintings. The sale offers selection of fine Chinese porcelain, including a celadon glazed porcelain double gourd vase with the Qianlong Mark and of the Period  (est. $12,000-18,000). During the Ming and Qing dynasties, vases of this form were prized, because the double gourd...


Historic Devotional Art Graces Gianguan Podium

Released: March 01, 2018

The devotional art in Gianguan Auctions' March 10 sale shows the stylistic differences appreciated during the eras and dynasties. Of Sui Dynasty, a free-standing, gilt bronze altarpiece with seven branching Buddhas surround a central figure of Buddha Maitreya who sits atop a lotus throne.  Similar to pieces in the Boston Museum of Fine Art and the Metropolitan Museum, the dramatic piece is in the style of the Great Tower of Ashoka. Here the central Maitreya is seated in dhyanasana with hands in karanamudra and has the appropriate well formed face with serene gaze. It is flanked on each...


The top lot of the action was a bronze Art Deco statuette of a nude woman reclining inside a crescent moon, 23 by 20 by 9 inches, that went to a phone bidder for $1,905.

Auction Adventures Across The Board

Released: February 28, 2018

Each auction brings something new and unexpected. The Benefit Shop Foundation’s Red Carpet sale Feb. 21 was no exception. “Every auction is a surprise. Just when we think we have our fingers on the pulse of what Internet buyers want, there are always surprises. That’s one of the things I love about this business — every auction is a new adventure,” said founder/president Pam Stone. “There was a great mix of nice items that did better than expected.” Items sold well across the board from Asian arts and Midcentury Modern to fine art and Continental. While the occasional item is consigned...


Oil on canvas of a seated female nude in contemplation by the social realist Moses Soyer (Russ./Am., 1899-1974), expected to realize $2,000-$3,000.

Oil painting by the Russian-American artist Moses Soyer (1899-1974) will be in Bruneau & Co.'s March 3rd auction

Released: February 23, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – Gorgeous Asian antiques, led by Part 2 of the George Dagher collection of Chinese Export and the Ruth Latta collection of Japanese scrolls, will be just part of an eclectic Antiques, Fine Art & Asian Arts auction scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. The sale will start promptly at 11 am Eastern time. “Part 1 of the George Dagher collection was great. We can’t wait to see how Part 2 performs,” said Kevin Bruneau, president and auctioneer of Bruneau &am...


Cover of Tang, gilt copper volume of the Pratyutpanna Sutra (Vol.  3).  Finely incised in clerical script.  Lot 151, $30,000.  Gianguan Auctions March 10 sale.

Gianguan Auctions Pre-Asia Week Sale Shapes Up Strong

Released: February 21, 2018

Coming just a few days before the official opening of Asia Week, Gianguan Auctions' March 10th sale is an exploration in connoisseurship. The gallery previews begin Wednesday, February 28 and continue through Friday, March 9th.   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, ...


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