From archaic Chinese jades to Japanese armor, iGavel’s Fall Asian Art Sale opens for …
Lark Mason Associates is pleased to announce that its Fall 2021 Asian Art Sale will open for auction October 5-21 on iGavel Auctions. With over 500 lots on sale, the auction revolves around a solid collection of around 70 archaic and later jades that were purchased primarily in the 1970s from reputable sources including Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Spink & Son’s and other galleries. Many jades have a copy of the original invoice and often the date of sale and the original lot number. The collection features several examples of yellow jade, including a magnificent yellow jade water bowl carved with three rams that dates from the Qianlong period. It also includes several archaic jade blades, cong-shaped carvings, and Huang-shaped jade dating from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). To complete the sale, over 100 lots of Japanese weapons, including swords, blades, tsubas and other sword accessories, dating from the 15th to the 19th century.
Key highlights include a large Chinese bronze planter from the 17th and 18th centuries (estimate: $ 20,000 – $ 40,000); a Chinese green jade brush holder, Republic period (1912-1949) (estimate: $ 12,000-18,000); a Chinese yellow jade brush washer with rams, Qialong period (1735-1796) (estimate: $ 10,000 / 15,000); an 18th and 19th century Chinese red and black lacquer table cabinet (estimate: $ 8,000 / $ 12,000); a Chinese white jade flask with rams, 18th century (estimate: $ 6,000 / 9,000); an archaic Chinese jade pendant (estimate: $ 5,000 / 8,000); an 18th-century Chinese Kesi elephant throne blanket (estimate: $ 5,000 to $ 8,000); a set of 18th century Chinese scarlet velvet chair and throne covers (estimate: $ 5,000 – $ 8,000); a court dress in Chinese embroidered silk, circa 1900 (estimate: $ 4,000 to $ 6,000); and a porcelain brush holder decorated with Chinese enamel, Republic period (1912-1949), (estimate: $ 3,000 / 5,000).
“We are delighted to offer such a wide range of Chinese and Japanese objects, many with accessible estimates, that are sure to appeal to collectors and lovers of Asian art of all stripes,” says Lark Mason.
Japanese weapons and armor will be on display in the New Braunfels, Texas, 210 W. Mill Street auction house. Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The New York Auction House, located at 227 E. 120th Street, is open by appointment only. Call 212-289-5524 or contact: [email protected]
About Alouette Mason
With offices in New Braunfels, Texas and New York, 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 as an expert at Sotheby’s New York.
Mason was General Appraiser from 1979 to 1985, and Senior Vice President and Chinese Art Specialist at Sotheby’s Chinese Art Department from 1985 to 2003. From 2000 to 2003, he was concurrently Online Auction Manager for Sothebys.com. He was also a consultant curator at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Asian Art Collection in Dallas, Texas, from 2003 to 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 evaluated 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 artwork and holds the record for the highest price achieved for an artwork in an online sale, for a painting sold in May 2014 which made nearly $ 4.2 million. Mason, the owner and CEO of iGavel Auctions, is known for his regular appearances on “The Antiques Road Show”. For more information visit www.igavelauctions.com