Asian Works of ArtMon, Mar 18, 2019 at 10am EDT |
Auction of Asian Works of Art on March 18, 2019 at 10am
Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted
We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Appraisal of Your Asian Works of Art
NEW YORK, NY -- Scheduled during Asia Week New York, Doyle’s Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, March 19, 2019 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 Collection of a New York Connoisseur
Assembled over forty years beginning in the late 1960s, this remarkable collection reflects the personal and sophisticated taste of a true connoisseur. A highly educated and respected professional in clinical research, he was also a lifelong classical musician who played the piano and harpsichord for relaxation. His remarkable collection was acquired through purchases from E&J Frankel, Ltd. and other prominent dealers of Asian art. Highlighting the collection is a group of Buddhist gilt bronze sculptures dating from the 17th through the 20th centuries.
An artistic tradition used mostly for religious purposes, Buddhist sculpture is highly prized for its beauty and historic significance. A gilt-bronze Tibetan Lama from the 18th century, his hands in the position of the Dharmachakra Mudra, represents one of the most important moments in the Buddha’s life, preaching his first sermon after achieving enlightenment (est. $18,000-22,000).
Symbolizing fidelity and happy unions, a duck-form gilt-bronze censer depicts the bird standing in water. When in use, smoke emits from both its open beak and a coin-shaped aperture at its rear, representing wealth and prosperity (est. $8,000-10,000).
Property from a Private New York Collection
Highlighting Chinese porcelains from a private New York collection is a rare underglazed blue and iron-red fish jar, a Kangxi or Yongzheng period version of a type seen in the Ming dynasty. The finely potted jar depicts eight swimming carp, a traditional Chinese symbol of strength and perseverance (est. $20,000-30,000). From the same collection is a group of early wares, featuring a Dingyao carved lotus dish from the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). This quiet and sophisticated ware is highly prized for the evenness of the creamy glaze over a delicately potted body, the incised lotus almost coming to life (est. $4,000-6,000).
We Invite You to Auction!
Consignments are currently being accepted. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection. For information, please call Marley Rabstenek at 212-427-4141, ext 299 or email asian@Doyle.com
Asia Week New York 2019
Doyle is proud to be an Auction House Partner of Asia Week New York, the annual celebration of Asian art taking place on March 13-23, 2018. New York becomes the world's premier destination for collectors, curators, scholars and enthusiasts of Asian art, with special events presented throughout the city. For information on Asia Week New York, visit AsiaWeekNY.com or the Chinese language site at cn.asiaweekny.com