Heritage Auctions

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Heritage Auctions is an American multi-national auction house based in Dallas, Texas. Founded in the 1970s and 80s from a partnership between two rival collectors, Heritage is an auctioneer of numismatic collections, comics, fine art, books, luxury accessories, and memorabilia from film, music, history, and sports

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  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    Celebrating 15 Years, Asia Week New York 2024 Welcomes Its Annual Gathering of International Galleries, Collectors, Scholars, and Asian Art Enthusiasts

    New York:  The Asia Week New York Association is delighted to announce the participation of  twenty-eight esteemed international galleries and six leading auction houses —Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Heritage Auctions, iGavel, and Sotheby’s–in the 2024 edition of Asia Week New York.  Marking its 15th year in celebrating Asian art and culture, the exhibitions, and auctions will run from March 14th through March 22nd. Imperial Mughal, attributed to Dawlat, c.1635 Opaque pigments with gold on paper laid down on card Folio 32 x 47 cm; painting 26 x 37 cmCredit: Francesca GallowayLui Shou-KwanZen Painting 1970, A70-19 1970 Chinese ink & colour on paper 151.5x82.5cmCredit: Alisan Fine Arts This year, Asia Week New York welcomes back Carlton Rochell Asian Art and 19th Century Print Shop, both from New York; BachmannEckenstein from Switzerland; London dealer Francesca Galloway; and newcomer Alisan Fine Arts from Hong Kong. They and the other participating galleries and auction houses will present a breathtaking array of treasures featuring the rarest and finest examples of Asian porcelain, jewelry, textiles, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, bronzes, and prints from across Asia, dating from the second millennium BCE to the present.  “As we celebrate this noteworthy milestone, Asia Week New York thrives by upholding its tradition of presenting excellence across diverse fields,” says Brendan Lynch, chairman of Asia Week New York and co-director of Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch, LLC, based in London. “Fifteen years and counting, this event is a testament to the enduring passion of collectors, curators and art aficionados for Asian art.” Organized by specialty, the following is the dealer roster:  Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art Art Passages (United States) Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch LLC (England) Francesca Galloway (England) Kapoor Galleries (United States)  Thomas Murray (United States) Carlton Rochell Asian Art (United States) Ancient and/or Contemporary Chinese Art            19th Century Print Shop (United States) Alisan Fine Arts (Hong Kong) Fu Qiumeng Fine Art (United States) Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. (United States)  INKstudio (United States/China) Kaikodo LLC (United States) Zetterquist Galleries (United States) Ancient and/or Contemporary Japanese Art The Art of Japan (United States) BachmannEckenstein (Switzerland) Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd. (United States) Egenolf…

  • Auction Industry
    Color Me Beautiful: Heritage Auctions’ Pursuit of Beauty: Art Nouveau, Deco & Glass Event

    The Art Nouveau (circa 1890 - 1914) and Art Deco (circa 1919 - 1939) movements are responsible for many of the most coveted, iconic, and signature vintage to antique decorative art designs today. World-class manufacturers from those periods include Tiffany Studios, Lalique, Loetz, Wedgwood, Pairpoint, Daum, and others. The finest examples of these magnificently produced lamps, vases, statues, and other treasures are still in demand a hundred or more years onward and catch the world's attention when they appear at auction. Heritage Auctions of Dallas, TX is presenting its 462-lot Pursuit of Beauty: Art Nouveau, Deco & Glass sale on May 25, 2023. Here are some important highlights from this extraordinary event. Lot #79004, a Tiffany Studios Drophead Dragonfly table lamp, is estimated at $100,000 to $150,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions. This curated auction offers nearly 40 century- and category-spanning lots of fine Tiffany Studios lamps, vases, and other household items. Tied for top lot in this sale is #79004, a leaded glass and gilt bronze Drophead Dragonfly table lamp, estimated at USD 100,000 to $150,000. This circa 1910 example is marked both on its shade and base. This stunning, fully provenanced example features a shade with nine descending dragonflies, each with an outstanding combination of body and eye color. Dragonfly light shades are a classic pattern for Tiffany. This general design was "invented" by Tiffany designer Clara Driscoll in 1898 and was first shown at the Grafton Galleries in London in 1899. Driscoll's vision would go on to win a bronze medal at the 1900 World's Fair in Paris, and the rest is history. In April 2022, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers of Chicago sold a jeweled Drophead Dragonfly table lamp for $562,500. Lot #79312, a glass cactus Lalique center table, is estimated at $20,000 to $30,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions. This auction offers more than 40 gorgeous vases, plates, figurines, bottles, and other rarities made by the French company Lalique. Of special note is lot #79312, a marked, clear and frosted glass cactus center table, estimated at $20,000 to $30,000. Its circular, straight-edge top is supported by…

  • Auction Result, Press Release
    With Sales Topping $132M Asia Week New York Returns with Robust Sales and Enthusiastic Crowds

    New York:   Ending their 9-day run on March 24th, the 14th edition of Asia Week New York returned with the energy and exuberance of pre-pandemic years with twenty-six galleries and six auction houses reporting sales that collectively rang up an impressive $132,715,125 in sales. At press time, this figure includes 22 out of 26 galleries reporting and 5 out of 6 auction houses–Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Heritage, and Sotheby’s. iGavelAuctions had three sales, two of which ended on March 21st and March 30th and a third ending on April 18th. Buland Darwaza Gateway at Fatehpur SikriCompany School, Agra, circa 1815Pencil, pen and ink with opaque pigments on laid paper watermarked RUSE AND TURNERS 1813, black ruled border inscribed The Gateway at Futtypore Sicri18 1/8 by 23 2/3 in.; 46 by 60 cm. painting21 by 27 2/3 in.; 53.5 by 70.2 cm. folioCourtesy: Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch, Ltd Says Dessa Goddard, Chairman of Asia Week New York: “This March, increasing levels of international travel by scholars and colleagues from around the globe demonstrated once again what a powerful magnet New York City is for all of us who value celebrating our love for Asian Art in-person with our colleagues and friends. We congratulate our members’ brilliant successes this week and look forward to sponsoring an exciting year of activities leading up to our 15th anniversary in 2024.”  To celebrate this great week of exhibitions, auctions and events, a gala reception co-hosted by Asia Week New York and the Asian Art Department of The Metropolitan Museum of Art took place at the Museum. Andrea Bayer, Deputy Director for Collections and Administration, Dessa Goddard, the Chairman of Asia Week New York and Mike D. Hearn, the Douglas Dillon Chairman of the Department of Asian Art welcomed the ebullient crowd of 600 guests comprised of international collectors, curators, gallery owners, and scholars who packed the imposing Great Hall. Here is a sampling of the responses and sales from the dealers: Ancient and/or Contemporary Chinese Art  Collectors snapped up several Chinese porcelain pieces from Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc.  Among them were a large…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    Asia Week New York 2023 Unveils an Abundance of Asian Art Treasures Each With a Fascinating Story to Tell

    NEW YORK–When twenty-six international galleries and six auction houses–Bonhams, Christies, Doyle, Heritage, iGavel, and Sotheby’s– open their doors for the 2023 edition of Asia Week New York, from March 16th  through 24th , an abundance of eye-alluring treasures are certain to entice the wide swath of collectors, curators, and connoisseurs who, over the past fourteen years, mark this exciting occasion as a must-attend event on their collective calendars. Says Dessa Goddard, chairman of Asia Week New York, “We are delighted to present the 2023 edition of Asia Week New York, which always provides such a rich cultural experience for Asian art enthusiasts of all stripes and are extremely proud that we continue to pay tribute to the many facets of Asian art in all its glorious forms.” Asia Week New York has attracted discerning collectors and connoisseurs drawn to the fascinating exhibitions—always free and open to the public—featuring the rarest and finest examples of Asian porcelain, jewelry, textiles, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, bronzes, and prints, from across the Asian world, dating from the second millennium BCE to the present. Organized by category, here are some of the not-to-be-missed highlights to be discovered at the participating galleries in March: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc.FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE CHINESE ROSE VERTE PORCELAIN TIBETAN STYLE EWER Yongzheng period, AD 1723-1735 Ancient and/or Contemporary Chinese Art  In their Spring Exhibition of Chinese Porcelain and Works of Art Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. shines a spotlight on this extremely rare Tibetan-style rose verte porcelain ewer, which is unique in form, size, made in the Youngzheng period (1723-1735).  Decorated with scenes of Daoist Immortals, it is superbly painted in bright enamels, heralding the beginning of famille rose and exemplifying the highest quality from this formative period.  16 East 52nd Street, Suite 1002. In their single-artist exhibition, Fung Ming Chip: Traces of Time, Fu Qiumeng Fine Art, features the Chinese artist Fung Ming Chip, a reformer of calligraphy, who has morphed a millennia-old tradition into a practice that reflects contemporary life. He has created more than one hundred calligraphic scripts throughout his career and practices calligraphy as a spatial-temporal…

  • Auction Industry
    A Guide to Asia Week New York Auctions in 2023

    The much-awaited annual Asia Week New York is around the corner. Top-notch international Asian art galleries and major auction houses will collaborate to celebrate Asian art and culture. The 2023 edition of Asia Week New York, now in its 14th year, will formally run from March 16 through March 24, 2023. An arrangement of lots available during Bonhams’ Asia Week New York auctions. Image courtesy of Bonhams. About Asia Week New York The Asia Week New York Association, formerly known as Asian Art Dealers of the Upper East Side, began with the collaboration of 16 galleries. Today, it has connections with major auction houses, dealers, museums, and institutions. The non-stop, fun-filled week is organized in March of every year, attracting curators and collectors from the United States and worldwide. This year’s Asia Week New York will take place both in-person and online. About 26 international galleries and six major auction houses– Christie’s, Sotheby’s, iGavel, Bonhams, Doyle, and Heritage Auctions– will present dedicated Asian art sales throughout the month. Japan-based gallery Shibunkaku will mark its art debut with a joint exhibition at Joan B Mirviss LTD. Buddhist art from Germany and Runjeet Singh from England will also return to the fold. A wood figure of Shaka Nyorai (Buddha Shakyamuni). Image courtesy of Christie’s. Christie’s Christie’s will begin its Asia Week New York auctions with a Japanese and Korean art sale. Starting at 10:00 AM EDT on March 21, the event offers 187 items, including Japanese traditional paintings, Buddhist art, lacquer works, and a selection of ancient sculptures and ceramics. Collectors can find an important white porcelain Joseon-era moon jar dating back to the 18th century and a Heian-era wood sculpture of Shaka Nyorai, the Buddha Shakyamuni (USD 60,000 - $80,000). On March 22, the auction house will present various works from across India, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia. Additional auctions, spread through the rest of the week, offer Southeast Asian modern and contemporary works of art as well as Chinese ceramics. Christie’s will conclude its Asia Week offerings with a landmark sale of J. J. Lally & Co. items. A gilt…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    Asia Week New York 2023 Announces Stellar Line-up of International Gallery Exhibitions, Auctions and Museum Shows

    New York: The Asia Week New York Association is pleased to announce that 26 international galleries and six auction houses —Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Heritage Auctions, iGavel, and Sotheby’s–will participate in the 2023 edition of Asia Week New York. Now in its 14th year of celebrating Asian art and culture, the exhibitions and auctions–both in-person and online–commence March 16th through March 24th. Runjeet Singh Maharani Dhal (Shield) Mewar, India 18th century 612mm (24 inches) “We’re delighted to announce our distinguished roster of dealers and auction houses and look forward to their exciting and diverse array of Asian art treasures,” says Dessa Goddard, chairman of Asia Week New York.  This year, Asia Week New York welcomes the Japan-based gallery Shibunkaku, which makes its debut with a joint exhibition at Joan B Mirviss LTD. Also returning to the fold are Buddhist Art from Germany and Runjeet Singh from England.  As always, the Asia Week New York galleries and auction houses will present a spectacular array of treasures featuring the rarest and finest examples of Asian porcelain, jewelry, textiles, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, bronzes, and prints from across Asia, dating from the second millennium BCE to the present. Organized by category, the following is the roster of the participating galleries: About Asia Week New York  The collaboration of top-tier international Asian art galleries, the six major auction houses–Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Heritage Auctions, iGavel, and Sotheby’s–with numerous museums and Asian cultural institutions, Asia Week New York is a week-long celebration filled with a non-stop schedule of simultaneous gallery open houses, Asian art auctions as well as numerous museum exhibitions, lectures, and special events. Participants from Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, and the United States unveil an extraordinary array of museum-quality treasures from China, India, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Nepal, Japan, and Korea.  Asia Week New York Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade membership organization registered with the state of New York. For more information visit www.AsiaWeekNewYork.com @asiaweekny #asiaweekny  About Songtsam, Presenting Sponsor Continuing as Presenting Sponsor for Asia Week New York is the Songtsam Group, the award-winning luxury boutique hotel collection, and Destination Management Company with fifteen…

  • Auction Industry
    Casino Chips at Auction: A Brief Peek Into History

    10th Issue, R-9, Sands-"A Place in the Sun" $25 Las Vegas Poker Chip. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions. Casino chips or poker chips are the colored small discs that serve as the primary currency in casinos (online and land-based). People have been collecting casino chips ever since casinos entered the picture and over recent years, it has turned into a serious hobby. Here’s some good news for poker fans. On December 3, 2022, a vintage casino chips sale will be hosted by Heritage Auctions. The auction will feature a collection of ‘high rollers’ vintage Las Vegas casino chips. Here is a look at the history of casino chips collecting before the bidding begins. 8th Issue, R-9, Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn $100 Poker Chip. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions. How It All Started   Until the 18th century, poker players used gold nuggets, gold pieces, and chips made of bone, wood, ivory, paper, and other materials in their games. Between the 1880s and the late 1930s, casino companies started producing circular-design poker chips of sand and clay. With time and technology, these small tokens of currency evolved in design and size. Today, the standard size of most casino chips is 39mm in diameter with a weight ranging from 8.5 grams to 20.5 grams. The popularity of chip collecting increased with an array of casino and collecting newsletters being published during the 1980s. In early 1980, Bill Borland started Worldwide Casino Exchange, which carried a casino story in each issue and dozens of old chips for sale. Similarly, Al W. Moe's Casino and Gaming Chips magazine ran successfully for several years in the mid-1980s and attracted token collectors. Chip collection got its biggest boost after the formation of the Casino Chip & Gaming Tokens Collectors Club (CC & GTCC) in 1988. Found by chip collector Archie Black, the club promotes the collecting of casino chips and other gaming memorabilia. The collectors club still conducts an annual convention in Las Vegas, encouraging chip lovers across the globe to buy and sell casino tokens. Today, there are many magazines and published casino price guides, the…

  • Auction Result
    Around the Auction World: October 2022

    What were the top stories in the auction industry this month? Jaws VHS 1983 - IGS Box 9 MINT and Seal 9 MINT, Wraparound MCA HV Watermarks, MCA Home Video. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions. Auction Highlights This month, we explored some of the spookiest items and events available from around the auction world. Sotheby’s celebrated the season by offering an unsettling figure painting by Francis Bacon, the subject of a dedicated October 24 capsule event. Figure Crouching from 1949 sold for a modest EUR 4.02 million (USD 4 million). This fresh-to-the-market painting featured some of the most recognizable motifs of Bacon’s oeuvre: a confined space, a hunching not-quite-human figure in isolation, and a swath of darkness. Bidders favored other lots in the sale that spoke to Bacon’s artistic process, delivering strong prices for a used palette (EUR 63,000 / USD 62,700) and a photograph of Triptych - Studies from the Human Body (EUR 17,640 / USD 17,550). Another notable event this October came from Heritage Auctions. The company presented its first dedicated VHS horror auction online. Bidding closes on October 31, 2022. The sale of vintage VHS tapes features 100 collectible Halloween-themed titles, including graded copies of Jaws, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Ghostbusters, and Halloween. Prices for some of the tapes exceed $10,000 each. Harry Houdini’s automatic flowering rosebush. Image courtesy of Potter & Potter Auctions. Potter & Potter Auctions offered its third sale from the Klosterman magic collection this October. This carefully-curated event focused on all things ghosts, séances, and the afterlife. Auction Daily spoke with Gabe Fajuri, President of Potter & Potter Auctions, before the sale, to learn more about the top lots. He noted that trickery can be used to amaze, scare, or deceive an audience, since “magicians have long adapted and adopted the techniques of fraudulent spirit mediums for their performances, and that street runs two ways, with mediums adapting the techniques of stage magicians for less than honest purposes.”  The auction produced strong results and furious bidding for some of the leading magic-related lots. Soaring to the top was an automatic flowering rosebush…

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    Horror Classics on VHS Tapes to Sell at Heritage Auctions in Time for Halloween

    “VHS is dead. Long live VHS. Especially when it reaches from beyond the grave,” Heritage Auctions declares in its first-ever VHS horror auction. In the world of collectible nostalgia, comic books, baseball cards, and video games can welcome a new addition: VHS tapes. These now-classic cassettes appeal to a rising generation of Millennial and Generation Z collectors who grew up watching television shows, movies, and recorded home videos in the 1980s, 90s, and early 2000s. Heritage Auctions will offer a chilling Halloween sale celebrating the nostalgia and aesthetic of VHS tapes. The October 31 VHS Horror Showcase Auction brings 100 classic titles to scare, spook, and entertain.  Halloween Beta 1979 - VGA 85 NM+, Flatback Seal, Two-Toned Tape, Media Home Entertainment. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions. Among the auction’s top lots is one of just three known Betamax copies of 1978’s Halloween (lot #19047; current bid: $10,000). This example is graded VGA 85 NM+ with high subgrades for the original box and seal. Bearing the iconic Bob Gleason pumpkin and knife illustration, the box declares that the film is in the “Beta” format, appears in color, and runs 90 minutes. On the back, Michael Myers’ name is misspelled.  The Halloween franchise has built a loyal following and remains a fixture of American culture, but it didn’t start out that way. Halloween was a famously low-budget indie film that surprisingly became enormously popular in theaters. It appeared on television for the first time in 1981. Two years before, it was available on home video from independent distributor Media Home Entertainment. At the time, the early distribution of movies on VHS tapes and other cassettes was a major concern for the film industry.  “This auction is stacked with every horror title everyone could want, and their boxes transport you right back to this amazing moment in time,” Heritage Auctions’ VHS and Home Entertainment Consignment Director Jay Carlson said in a press release. “Remember, back then, studios were worried about what home video was doing to their audience. They were worried about their business being cannibalized by VHS.” While American audiences would not…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    A Bounty of Gallery Exhibitions and Auctions Headline Asia Week New York Autumn 2022, from September 14-23

    New York: Asia Week New York is pleased to announce that Autumn 2022, will run from September 14 to 23 with online and in-person exhibitions–including works from twenty-one international Asian art galleries and six auction houses – Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Heritage, iGavel, and Sotheby’s. Thirteen of the galleries are simultaneously opening their doors to the public in New York, and the sales at the auction houses will be live and online. To launch the festivities, a special webinar titled Sherman Lee: Master of Art, moderated by chairman Dessa Goddard, will take place on September 13th at 5:00pm EST. A renowned curator and scholar of Asian art, Lee built one of the foremost Asian art collections at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Click here to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CNxATZ-JTnmo7V7XErJ8Pg Organized by category, here is a round-up of the highlights at the galleries: Ancient and/or Contemporary Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asia Taking center stage at Kapoor Galleries is this schist figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Gandhara, 2nd/3rd Century (Kushan Period). Sculpted from gray schist, the present sculpture is a fine example of  traditional Gandharan art. Schist was widely used as a material in Gandharan sculptures as it allowed detailed carving. It depicts Buddha as the enlightened spiritual teacher alleviating humankind from worldly despair. 34 East 67th Street The showstopper at Thomas Murray is an exceptionally rare and important 19th/early 20th century Lukkus-Pintoan Headhunter Costume. Robes of this type are the most important of all Taiwan Aboriginal costumes and were exclusively worn by successful headhunters of the Atayal people. The red color represents the Blood of Life, with the linear geometry of the beading, representing the Rainbow Path of the Ancestors.  Profoundly labor intensive to create, the hand pierced shell beads represent thousands of hours of stored value.  Online only Somnath Hore Wounds (Trial Proof B4) Etching Size: 8 x 9.25 in. (20.3 cm x 23.4 cm) 1978 Credit : Akar Prakar Among the paintings featured at Akar Prakar is Wounds (Trial Proof B4) by Somnath Hore, who is remembered as an artist and printmaker who experimented with and invented his own techniques for printmaking. Born in 1921 in…

  • Auction Result
    Around the Auction World: August 2022

    What’s new from around the auction world this August? A Mickey Mantle trading card sold with Heritage Auctions for a staggering USD 12.6 million this month, setting a new record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia of all time. Overall, auction houses settled into the dog days of summer before gearing up for the fall selling season. Despite a slowdown, there was no shortage of auction world news this month.  Check out other top headlines from around the auction world this August, including a sale of tiny marbles and results from Monterey Car Week 2022. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1981. Image courtesy of Poly Auction Hong Kong. Auction Highlights Notable sales emerged from around the auction world to end the summer season. In Hong Kong, Poly Auction celebrated its 10th anniversary with the high-profile sale of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled from 1981. It achieved $13.4 million and boosted a five-day sales week total of $127 million. Saffronart of Mumbai, India notably presented the second edition of The Art of India Auction in time for India’s 75th Independence Day. Among the top lots was H. A. Gade’s Monsoon Greys ($37,080). Elsewhere, Crescent City Auction Gallery presented a wide range of vintage French furniture lots during its Summer Decorative Arts and Interiors Auction. Key lots included sideboards, hall stands, and commodes in the French Louis XVI style. Fans of collectible tobacciana also enjoyed a robust selection of items in Lion and Unicorn’s August 23, 2022 sale. Enthusiasts browsed relics and collectibles associated with pubs and smoking, including decorative ashtrays and elaborate match stands from the likes of Royal Doulton. Detail of a Haji Jalili Persian Tabriz rug. Image courtesy of Nazmiyal Auctions. Key Artists This August, Auction Daily particularly featured the work of Tabriz carpet weaver Haji Jalili. A leader of the Tabriz rug revival movement in the late 19th century, Haji Jalili enjoyed the patronage of the royal court and used his workshop’s influence to create woven masterpieces. The artisan was highly educated and held traditional Sufi philosophy in exceptionally high regard. Haji Jalili’s rugs are known for their delicate use…

  • Exhibitions, Press Release
    Asia Week New York, in Partnership with Joan B Mirviss LTD, Presents Listening to Clay: The Artists, Curators, and Collectors Who Listen on Tuesday, July 26 at 5 p.m. EST

    New York: Asia Week New York–in partnership with Joan B Mirviss LTD–will celebrate the publication of Listening to Clay: Conversations with Contemporary Japanese Ceramic Artists, which coincides with the gallery’s exhibition on view from July 19th to August 26th.   To register for the webinar, held on Tuesday, July 26 at 5:00 p.m. (EST), click: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MjK_jGV9SSmX3TGrg2AJkw Moderated by Joan B. Mirviss, the authors, Alice and Halsey North and Louise Allison Cort, will have an in-depth discussion about their personal relationships with the sixteen artists that formed the basis of their book. From their perspective as collectors, they offer a behind-the-scenes look at these artists gleaned over many years and share valuable insights into the artworks by these men and women. They are joined by Metropolitan Museum of Art curator of Japanese decorative arts Monika Bincsik, who recounts the importance of the Norths' gift to the Met Museum. In her recent reinstallation of the Great Hall Balcony, she re-contextualizes the work of these artists in conversation with their Western counterparts.  Koike Shōko (b. 1943) Narrow-footed pleated shell-shaped covered vessel 2013 Glazed stoneware 14 1/4 x 14 in. The exhibition features clay works by all sixteen artists in the book, most of whom are represented by Joan B Mirviss LTD, who has witnessed their impressive artistic development over the decades. Accompanied by the rich personal stories found within the book, the pieces offered in the exhibition represent these artists' innovative brilliance and encapsulate the diversity of ceramics in Japan today.  The artists include Hayashi Yasuo (b. 1928), Mishima Kimiyo (b. 1932), Morino Hiroaki Taimei (b. 1934), Kohyama Yasuhisa (b. 1936), Miyashita Zenji (1939-2012), Miwa Ryūkishō (Kyūsetsu XII/ Ryōsaku) (b. 1940), Koike Shōko (b. 1943), Ogawa Machiko (b. 1946), Fukami Sueharu (b. 1947), Kakurezaki Ryūichi (b. 1950), Miwa Kyūsetsu XIII (Kazuhiko) (b. 1951), Akiyama Yō (b. 1953), Kaneta Masanao (b. 1953), Yagi Akira (b. 1955), Kitamura Junko (b. 1956), and Kondō Takahiro (b. 1958).  About the panelists: Alice and Halsey North are pioneering collectors and advocates of contemporary Japanese ceramics, committed to introducing new audiences to this art form. They produced and organized four ceramics-focused tours to Japan on behalf of…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    Asia Week New York Rings Up Over $98.6M in Sales

    New York:  After a two-year absence, Asia Week New York returned stronger than ever with galleries and auction houses ringing up total combined sales of $98,622,190. At press time, this figure includes 25 out of 26 galleries and 5 out of 6 auction houses–Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Heritage, and Sotheby’s. iGavel Auctions opens for online bidding on April 7th. Ken Matsubara 1948-present Chaos - 屏風「カオス」, 1983 Painting H70 7/8 x W433 1/8 in, H180 x W1100 cm Credit: Ippodo Gallery Said Dessa Goddard chairman of Asia Week New York: “We were delighted by the enthusiastic response we received from our collectors, curators, and scholars, who returned to New York for the many exhibitions, auction sales and museum shows. Their excitement and energy were palpable throughout the week, and the results of the sales testifies to the continued strength of the Asian Art market. We look forward to continuing our active program of newsletters, virtual galleries, webinars, and postings throughout this year and to an even more successful 2023. To celebrate the occasion, a gala reception co-hosted by The Asian Art Department of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Asia Week New York took place at the Museum. Andrea Bayer, Deputy Director for Collections and Administration, Dessa Goddard, the chairman of Asia Week New York and Mike D. Hearn, the Douglas Dillon Chairman of the Department of Asian Art welcomed the crowd of over 450 attendees comprising of international collectors, curators, gallery owners, and scholars who were in town for the exhibitions, auctions, and museum shows.Here is a sampling of the responses and sales from the dealers:Steven Chait, one of the principals of the Chinese-specialists R.M. Chait Galleries, Inc,. reported that sales were made to a variety of private collectors, mostly American and some European, with museum interest pending on a few. “The week was a great success in turnout and enthusiasm,” said Chait. “It was great to see so many people happily visiting again after the Covid break.”"It was wonderful to welcome visitors to the gallery again during Asia Week,” says Katie Williamson, director of Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art. There was…

  • Auction Industry
    Around the Auction World: March 2022

    Images from around the auction world this March. Image credit from left to right: Akiba Antiques, Phillips, and Nation’s Attic, Inc. Collage by Heemin Moon (Auction Daily). This month welcomed the spring auction season during a period of global uncertainty and change. Auction Daily covered the top stories from around the auction world, including record-breaking London art sales in early March and a chain of acquisitions by Bonhams. We also kept an eye on results and upcoming auctions that flew under the radar.  Here are the top headlines from around the auction world this March. Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Image courtesy of Bruun Rasmussen. Industry Trends In the midst of widespread market uncertainty, Christie’s and Sotheby’s opened the spring season with highly successful London art sales. René Magritte’s L’empire des lumières sold for $79.8 million, tripled the artist’s auction record, and contributed to the highest ever sale total that Sotheby’s has achieved in London. Christie’s London events included masterworks by Franz Marc and Lucien Freud. Both auction houses counted on the support of a global client base as effects of the war in Ukraine rippled through the art world. Despite the success, many questioned the ethics of markets continuing as normal during the crisis. Bonhams took several steps into the mid-level auction market this March. The auction house acquired both New England-based Skinner and Copenhagen’s Bruun Rasmussen within a two-week period. The acquisitions are part of Bonhams’ broader strategy to expand its digital footprint, re-connect to European markets after Brexit, and rival the largest auction companies. American Fotoplayer Style 35. Silent movie player piano/sound effect machine, c. 1920. Image courtesy of Potter & Potter Auctions. Auction Highlights Auction highlights this month included a two-day sale of gambling and advertising memorabilia at Potter & Potter Auctions. The offerings included a wide range of items, from vintage musical instruments to card-playing guides. The top lot was an American Fotoplayer used to create soundtracks and sound effects in silent movies. It sold for $33,600. Auction Daily also looked back at Heritage Auctions’ sale celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s 213th birthday. The two-day event brought…

  • Auction Result
    Two-Day Auction Offering Abraham Lincoln’s Possessions Scored $4.26 Million

    Heritage Auctions wrapped up its celebration of Abraham Lincoln's 213th birthday with the Lincoln and His Times auction. This two-day event nearly sold out and concluded with a total of USD 4,264,724. It featured documents with Lincoln's signature, gifts, office-time souvenirs, and artifacts from his assassination. The event was the most successful Americana sale at Heritage Auctions to date, according to the auction house. “We’re beyond thrilled. We knew we had good material and we had more than $2 million in left bids before the sale started but we didn’t know how much action we’d see over the weekend,” said Curtis Lindner, Heritage's director of Americana. From his days of practicing law in Springfield to his assassination, the auction reflected the various periods of Abraham Lincoln's life. Abraham Lincoln custom pocket knife in its original presentation box. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions. The sale featured a custom pocket knife in its original presentation box. The knife was presented as a gift to Abraham Lincoln on June 16, 1864. Alfred B. Justice gifted the knife to Lincoln for attending the Great Central Sanitary Fair in Philadelphia. The piece sold for $519,000.The lot holds much historic significance. “The continued interest in Lincoln’s handwritten letters and personally owned items, including the presentation knife, continues to show the influence and respect collectors have for this great man,” said Heritage Auctions’ Executive Vice President Joe Maddalena. Original draft manuscript petition of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions. In the event, the auction also featured an original draft manuscript petition of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. Schuyler Colfax (speaker of the House of Representatives), Hannibal Hamlin (Vice President of the United States), and 107 members of the 38th Congress signed this particular document in an attempt to abolish slavery. The lot went under the hammer for $262,500. There are very few surviving original duplicates of this early draft. Key to Abraham Lincoln’s box at Ford’s Theatre. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions. The auction house also brought a historic item associated with Lincoln’s assassination to auction for the…