Lark Mason Associates Asia Week New York Pre-Sale Exhibition Now Open

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  • March 14, 2019

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A Large Zitan Dragon Carved Cabinet, dating to the middle Qing period
Lark Mason Associates
A Rare Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Tray, Yuan Dynasty
Lark Mason Associates

Lark Mason Associates, one of the six participating auction houses participating in Asia Week New York, is presenting a pre-sale exhibition at his sales room, at 229 East 120th Street through March 23, 2019.  Online bidding commences on March 26 through April 16  at

The auction preview includes a selection of 110 works representative of most periods of Chinese art dating from the Shang through the Qing dynasty from a private collection purchased from prominent galleries in New York and London. In addition to this outstanding group are works in jade, wood, metalwork, stone and porcelain, including a Large Zitan Dragon Carved Cabinet, dating to the middle Qing period estimated at $80,000-120,000; a Rare Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Tray, Yuan Dynasty estimated at $70,000-90,000; an Imperial Celadon Jade Ruyi Scepter, Qianlong/ Jiaqing incised with a poem by the Qianlong emperor, estimated at $50,000-80,000; an Impressive Chinese Carved and Polychrome Wood Figure of Avalokiteshvara, 14th century, property of a Swiss collector purchased from the Ian Woodner Collection, purchased in France in the 1960s; and a Pair of Imperial Famille Rose Enamel Decorated Miniature Porcelain Jars and Covers, Qianlong seal marks in gold, estimated at $40,000-60,000. 

Says Lark Mason, who was the chairman of Asia Week New York in 2016 and 2017, “This is the largest celebration of Asian art in the United States, Asia Week New York gives collectors and enthusiasts alike and we’re delighted to vie them the chance to view and purchase fantastic works of art.”

An Impressive 14th century Chinese Carved and Polychrome Wood Figure of Avalokiteshvara
Lark Mason Associates

These five pieces and many others will be on view from 10am to 4pm (closed Sundays).

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About Lark Mason Associates

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 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 an expert in the field of Chinese furniture, having responsibility for this area during his tenure at Sotheby’s. As an Asian works of art specialist he 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. Mason, the owner and CEO of iGavel Auctions, is noted for his regular appearances on PBS series, “The Antiques Roadshow.”



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