Lark Mason Associates has announced that one of the most important collections of Chinese jade from the estate of Dr. Isidore Cohn, Jr.– considered one of the country’s leading collectors of decorative arts– will open for bidding on www.igavelauctions.com from June 18 to July 8. Among the important jade objects offered are: an 18th century pale celadon jade ewer (Estimate: $400,000-600,000); a late 17th or early 18th century celadon jade scholars rock carved as an upright mountain with a C.T. Loo provenance dating to 1942 (estimate: $200,000-300,000); an 18th century pale celadon jade marriage bowl (Estimate: $250,000-350,000); an 18th century pale celadon jade wine pot and cover (Estimate:$150,000-200,000); and a pale celadon jade recumbent deer (Estimate:$70,000-100,000).
“Rarely does a sale of this magnitude enter the market, and we’re honored to represent it for the family.” says Lark Mason. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase works with a superior provenance.” According to Mason, Dr. Cohn, who lived in New Orleans, had one the finest collections of Steuben glass, English silver, and modernist furniture by the British designer David Wilder. Over 100 pieces
Complementing the jade works is an impressive array of furniture, which includes: a pair of 18th century Imperial Chinese incised and colored lacquer demi-lune tables, with an inventory notation to the Hanying Hall of the Summer Imperial Palace in Chengdu (Estimate: $50,000-100,000); a Qing dynasty Chinese white jade tripod censer with Buddhistic lion-form feet and a carved wood stand (Estimate: $30,000-40,000); and a Qianlong Period Chinese zitan table cabinet with lotus carved doors (Estimate: $20,000-40,000). A 17th century Chinese Huanghuali table (Estimate: $40,000-60,000) and a Chinese Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, 12th/11th century B.C. (Estimate: $70,000-100,000) from a different consignor round out the sale of over 100 lots.
Viewing is by appointment only at both the Manhattan and New Braunfels, Texas salesrooms. For more information phone:212-289-5524 or visit www.larkmasonassociations.com or www.igavelauctions.com
About Lark Mason
With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous, auction house specializing in Asian, ethnographic, and ancient works of art, was founded by Lark Mason after many years as an expert at Sotheby's New York.
Mason served as a General Appraiser from 1979 until 1985, and as a Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese art with Sotheby's Chinese Works of Art Department from 1985-2003. From 2000-2003 he concurrently was a Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com. He also served as a consulting curator at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas from 2003-2009. He is a generalist in American and European works of art and paintings, as well as an expert in the field of Chinese art and has valued and advised many private collectors and institutions.
Lark Mason Associates regularly hosts auctions on the iGavel Auctions platform and has an established history of record sales of Chinese and other works of art and holds the record for the highest price achieved for any work of art in an online sale, for a painting sold in May 2014 that realized close to $4.2m. Mason, the owner and CEO of iGavel Auctions, is noted for his regular appearances on "The Antiques Road Show."