An impressive array of rare Chinese 18th century cloisonne, huanghuali furniture, ancient bronzes and archaic jades will headline the Lark Mason Associates’ sale of Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works of Art on the iGavelAuctions.com platform starting October 13th through October 28th.
“We’re delighted to offer a broad range of objects and furniture which represent China’s important contribution to the field of decorative arts,” says Lark Mason, the founder iGavel, one of the earliest online auction platforms. “Many of our items are from private collectors who purchased the very best in each of the categories from a variety of international galleries such as C.T. Loo and Sydney L. Moss, Ltd. and from the estates of the Christian R. Holmes Collection and Sotheby’s from the 1960s-1990s.
Among the highlights are: an 18th century cloisonné Fang Ding form censer (Estimate: $5,000-8,000); a pair of cloisonné Qianlong period vases and basins (Estimate: $5,000-8,000); an important group of Chinese furniture from an American collector–including a huanghuali recessed leg table (Estimate:$40,000-60,000), a pair of huanghuali horseshoe back with armchairs (Estimate: $50,000-100,000); and a Chinese huanghuali three drawer coffer table.
Additonal objects of note include: a Chinese Blanc de Chine Porcelain Figure of Guanyin with Lotus (Estimate: $2,000-4,000); a group of archaic Jade and carvings from the Zhou and Huang dynasties (Estimate: $1,500-2,500); and a Chinese bronze Gu vessel from the Shang dynasty (Estimate: $3,000-5,000).
Says Mason, “This sale provides an excellent opportunity for collectors both novice and veteran to purchase some outstanding pieces at accessible estimates.”
In-person viewing is by appointment only at both the New York City and New Braunfels Texas salesrooms. For more information visit 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."