Upcoming Auction

Asian Works of Art

Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 10am EDT |
New York
2021-09-20 10:00:00 2021-09-20 18:00:00 America/New_York Asian Works of Art Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted. 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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Exhibition Dates
Fri, Sep 17
12pm – 5pm

Sat, Sep 18
12pm – 5pm

Sun, Sep 19
12pm – 5pm


Location

Doyle New York
175 East 87th Street
New York,  NY  10128

  • Auction of Asian Works of Art on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 10am
  • Featuring Asian Porcelains from The Sarah Belk Gambrell Collection
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 10am will offer the arts of China, Japan and elsewhere throughout Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Showcased will be bronzes, jades, snuff bottles, porcelains, pottery, scholar’s objects and paintings from prominent collections and estates.

The Sarah Belk Gambrell Collection

Doyle is honored to auction Asian porcelains from The Sarah Belk Gambrell Collection. This exceptional collection was assembled over many decades by Belk department store heiress and passionate philanthropist Sarah Belk Gambrell (1918-2020).

Highlighting the Collection is a rare and important partial Chinese Imperial porcelain vase that reflects the Qianlong Emperor’s (1735-1796) admiration for the European aesthetic. Decorated in Falangcai, or “foreign enamels,” the vase depicts a colorful scene of two European women and a child in a garden. Falangcai was the most expensive and challenging decorating technique employed by the Imperial workshop. The jewel-like colors it produced were unparalleled in their brilliance.

The daughter of Belk department store founder William Henry Belk, Sr., Sarah Belk Gambrell spent her life as a trailblazer. Charting a path in a retail world run by men, she coordinated the women’s wear and cosmetics businesses for hundreds of Belk stores across the South. In 1952, she married banker Charles Glenn Gambrell, and the pair maintained homes in Charlotte and New York.

A generous philanthropist, Mrs. Gambrell was a tireless advocate for women and other marginalized groups nationwide, and in her native city of Charlotte. She served on the national, NYC and Charlotte boards of the YWCA and donated generously to the Mint Museum, Opera Carolina and the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra. Among her educational philanthropies were Queens University in Charlotte, Johnson C. Smith University and Furman University. She supported medical institutions, including the NYU Cancer Institute, the UNC Cancer Center in Chapel Hill, and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. She helped build NC’s first homeless shelter for LGBT kids by donating to Time Out Youth.

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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.

Please call Richard Cervantes at 215-539-3109 or email [email protected]

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