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Asian Works of Art

Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 10am EDT |
New York
2020-07-23 10:00:00 2020-07-23 18:00:00 America/New_York Asian Works of Art . Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. New York Doyle [email protected]
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Doyle New York
175 East 87th Street
New York,  NY  10128

  • Auction of Asian Works of Art on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10am
  • This Sale Will Be Presented as a Live Auction Event with Safety in Mind
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle’s Asian Works of Art auction on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10am will present the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings will include porcelain, pottery, jade, snuff bottles, scholar's objects, bronzes, screens, furniture and paintings.

Chinese Jade

The selection of Chinese jades in the sale features a Chinese celadon jade censor with cover with loose ring handles, height 4 3/4 inches (est. $15,000-20,000). A Qing dynasty Chinese white and russet jade hound depicts the recumbent hound with patches of russet fur, length 3 inches (est. $10,000-15,000). A lovely Chinese jadeite fruit group is carved in the round with a pomegranite, peach and finger citron on a leafy branch, length 3 1/4 inches (est. $8,000-12,000).

Chinese Porcelain

Highlighting the Chinese porcelains is a flambé glazed porcelain meiping with the Qianlong Seal Mark and of the Period, height 12 inches (est. $12,000-15,000). A Chinese clare de lune glazed porcelain vase with the Yongzheng Mark and Possibly of the Period is designed with an applied dragon crawling up the neck holding a leafy spray in its mouth, height 15 1/4 inches. The vase bears provenance of and important English collection formed in the 1950s (est. $8,000-12,000). A Chinese blue and white glazed porcelain bird feeder, possibly 15th century, is molded with a tiger appearing from behind a leafy cover and bears the Xuande six-character mark (est. $8,000-12,000). A mid-Qing dynasty Chinese large celadon glazed porcelain vase is noteworthy for its even light green glaze overall, height 18 1/2 inches (est. $6,000-9,000).

Chinese Bronze & Chinese Cloisonné

Chinese bronzes in the sale feature a fine gilt-bronze vase incised with writhing dragons chasing pearls amid wispy clouds, the bottom tier with a Xuande six-character mark, height 10 3/4 inches (est. $9,000-12,000). From the Collection of a New York Connoisseur is a Chinese cloisonné vase from the Ming dynasty covered in a colorful design of scrolling lotus on leafy vines, height 21 inches (est. $8,000-10,000).

Chinese Snuff Bottles

The sale offers over eighty lots of Chinese snuff bottles from various collections and estates, including the Kaufman Collection and a Private Collection in Florida. Works of art in miniature, the snuff bottles are crafted in a wide range of materials, including jade, agate, amethyst, enameled porcelain, glass, coral, cloisonne and lacquer. Highlights include a Qing dynasty multi-color overlay white glass snuff bottle (est. $2,500-3,500), a Qing dynasty shadow agate snuff bottle (est. $2,000-3,000) and a jadeite tear drop form snuff bottle incised with the outline of a figure (est. $1,500-2,500), all from the Kaufman Collection.

Indian Botanical Drawings

Two original botanical drawings executed in Calcutta circa 1812-1814 were commissioned by the Scottish surgeon and botanist William Roxburgh (1751-1815) who is known as the founder of Indian Botany. Roxburgh worked extensively in India and published many works on Indian flora with illustrations by local artists. The rare works in pen and ink and watercolor on paper depict the Gardenia Latifolia and another flowering plant (est. each $15,000-25,000).

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We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. 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. Please call 212-427-4141, ext 299 or email [email protected]

Doyle is proud to be an Auction House Partner of Asia Week New York, the annual celebration of Asian art. For information on Asia Week New York, visit or the Chinese language site at

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  • Estate of Barbara Simpson
  • Estate of Janine Metz
  • Estate of Mary Ann Bresee
  • Private Collection, Florida
  • Property from a Vermont Private Collection
  • Property from the Estate of an Upper East Side Collector
  • Property from the Estate of Leonard and Elaine Silverstein, Bethesda, MD
  • Property of an Upper East Side Collector
  • Property of the Kaufman Collection

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