Oakridge Auction Gallery

44675 Cape Court, 171, Ashburn, Virginia 20147

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Oakridge Auction Gallery brings buyers and sellers of fine, rare and valuable works of art, jewelry, antiques, and collectibles together in a global marketplace. From its traditional Ashburn, Virginia Gallery, in the Washington DC Metropolitan area to its modern virtual gallery, Oakridge Auction Gallery provides extraordinary service to both buyers and sellers alike. With its team of expert consultants from around the world, Oakridge Auction Gallery offers distinctive, unique, and beautiful items to selective museums and discerning collectors.

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    Four-Session Sale From Oakridge Auction Gallery Surveys the Finest Chinese Works of Art

    Oakridge Auction Gallery’s upcoming four-session sale includes hundreds of Asian art lots. The first session shines a spotlight on Chinese paintings and calligraphy. Top lots include landscape paintings by Zhang Daqian and Huang Zhou. A master of forgery, Zhang Daqian got his start by crafting convincing reproductions of ancient masterpieces. Among his most prized paintings are those he distributed to friends and acquaintances as gifts, as these were often personalized for the recipient. The available Zhang Daqian painting was executed in 1952 and given as a gift to Huang Zhongfu. In the work, a lone figure surveys a looming rock formation and waterfall. The available Huang Zhou painting shows two horses in motion, bursting with lively linework.  The second and third sessions of this event particularly feature Chinese ceramics, such as a Chinese blue and white vase from the Chongzhen period of the early 17th century. At this time, the Ming dynasty was coming to an end and imperial kilns were closing in rapid succession. Despite the political turbulence, civilian kilns thrived and created high-quality porcelain items. The available Chongzhen period vase dates back to that period and bears delicate flower decoration. Porcelain collectors can also consider a pair of Chinese blue and white bowls from the Wanli period of the Ming dynasty. Like many porcelain objects produced around this time, these bowls show evidence of global trade and the exchange of cultural imagery; they are covered in Sanskrit script and the word “Buddha” at their centers. Additional lots available in the auction sessions include Chinese huanghuali furniture, jade snuff bottles, Buddhist sculptures, and more. Browse the complete listings and register to place a bid by visiting Oakridge Auction Gallery’s website. 

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    Oakridge Auction Gallery Brings Art, Antiques, & Silver To Auction

    Paul Starrett Sample was a leading American painter in the early 1940s. He mostly painted the struggling life of people during the Great Depression — a subject that would recur throughout his early oeuvre. Sample’s works were closely associated with Social Realism, though he drifted to Regionalism later in his career. The upcoming event, presented by Oakridge Auction Gallery, features an oil painting by Sample. Titled Grey Boats, the work shows grey boats lined up in the San Pedro, California harbor. Also among the leading lots is a figurative sculpture from Diana K. Moore. A contemporary American artist, Moore is best known for her depictions of justice. “By creating work which is almost jewel like in conception and execution, I hope to draw the viewer in to my way of seeing the world," explains the artist. Executed in 1999, the offered work depicts a woman in a striped, full-length dress. Beyond fine and decorative art, the auction also includes a collection of jewelry, furniture, and watches. Browse the full catalog and register to bid on Bidsquare.

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    Upcoming Oakridge Auction Gallery Event Highlights Asian Artifacts from the 18th Century

    According to a Chinese legend, Hanshan and Shinde lived during the Tang dynasty and were close friends who fell in love with the same girl. When Shinde realized this, he abandoned all worldly pleasures to become a monk. Hanshan joined his friend in monkhood. Known as the holy He-He Er Xian, the symbol of the two friends together went on to represent harmony and mirth. Their statue is often gifted to newlywed couples to bestow blessings of unity. A Chinese white jade He-He Er Xian statuette from the 18th century is available in the upcoming Winter Fine Asian Art and Antique auction, offered by Oakridge Auction Gallery. Several other artifacts of Asian provenance will be available in the event. A Chinese Chenxiang ruyi scepter dating from the 18th century is also available. The piece is carved with the Eight Immortals, a group of legendary figures in Chinese mythology. Another featured lot is a Chinese two-piece bronze vase with gold inlay. The vase features a pair of chilong handles. Browse the entire catalog or register to place a bid on Bidsquare. 

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    Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait paintings and Irving-Napier Golden Arrow display model highlight Oakridge Auction Gallery sale

    Famed for his wildlife paintings, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905) was closely associated with the art circles of New York City. Two paintings from the British-American artist will be featured in the upcoming Fall Fine Art, Antiques, and Collectibles auction, presented by Oakridge Auction Gallery. Both paintings draw upon his signature hunting and sporting scenes. A Dry Time, Putnam, NY (1896) is an oil on canvas work that captures a landscape with sheep. The painting is framed in the original giltwood and gesso. The other oil painting is an untitled piece from 1876, depicting a man and boy with four dogs. The auction also features military collectibles, including a Japanese lacquer arrow case. It is decorated with Toyotomi clan emblems and includes 50 arrows from the Meiji period. Each bamboo arrow is positioned in lacquer cradles. Automobile connoisseurs can consider a large cast aluminum display model of the Irving-Napier Golden Arrow car, which set the World Land Speed Record of 231.352 mph on March 11th, 1929. It was driven by Major Sir Henry Seagrave. This model was reportedly designed for display purposes at automobile shows. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.

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    Fall Fine Asian Art and Antiques: Session 2

    Artist Huang Binhong’s work is considered a major contribution to Chinese art. In the 1930s, he created an especially influential document discussing his various brushwork methods, which would help boost him to fame. Huang’s style emerged from close observation of Chinese tradition and Western Impressionism. The second session of the Fall Fine Asian Art and Antiques sale, presented by Oakridge Auction Gallery, highlights a hanging scroll painting by Huang. The painting shows a man climbing a path on a mountain bluff covered with pine trees. It is rendered in watercolor and ink. The sale also showcases works from Zhang Daqian. The 20th-century painter committed his early years to the study of traditional Chinese painting and his later years exploring Expressionist concepts. The available watercolor on silk landscape work depicts a fisherman beneath a willow tree. Also offered is a painting by prominent Chinese painter, calligrapher, and seal artist of the Qing dynasty, Wu Changshuo. This ink on paper piece is mounted on a silk backing with matching dowels. Interested bidders can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Fall Fine Asian Art and Antiques: Session 1

    A table with a porcelain panel painted by Shi Lu will be available in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s upcoming sale. Born in Feng Yaheng, China, Shi got his start creating paintings in the traditional Chinese style. After joining the Communist party in 1946, he began executing works that embraced elements of Social Realism. Over the next decade, Shi began depicting members of the working class as well as sheep and goats in the mountains.  The first session of the Fall Fine Asian Art and Antiques auction will also offer an Imperial Chinese porcelain jardiniere. These decorative flower boxes have been popular since the beginning of the 17th century. The offered piece from the Kangxi period has steeply rounded sides rising to an everted rim. The top is painted with a band of flowers, clouds, fruits, and branches, while the body shows pine trees and bamboo shoots. Another lot of interest is a Chinese vase by Modern artist He Xuren, noted for his snowy landscape paintings and miniature calligraphy. The available vase shows a mountainous view with a fisherman on a boat. A poem about a lone fisherman is painted on the back. View each of these lots and register to bid on Bidsquare.

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    Chinese Snuff Bottles

    Conceived as containers for ground tobacco, snuff bottles were first produced for the emperor and the court in China in the early 18th century. Eventually, these bottles appeared as a status symbol manufactured in a much greater volume for the public. The upcoming Chinese Snuff Bottles auction, offered by Oakridge Auction Gallery, will present a selection of these bottles in a variety of designs.  Among 82 lots, a Chinese inside-painted snuff bottle by Zhou Leyuan is a highlight. While the style of painting on the inside of the snuff bottle originated in the late 16th century, snuff bottles gained popularity during the Qing period. Zhou was a leading figure during this time. Asian art collectors can also find a Chinese carved gray jade snuff bottle from the 18th century. This particular bottle is decorated with a landscape design, including a pine tree and a waterfall at the front. It bears four character marks on the back as well. Jadeite snuff bottles and a blue Peking glass bottle are other notable items. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy

    A recognized Chinese painter of the 20th century, Huang Zhou was a modern artist who drew inspiration from the ancient masters. As he developed his style, Huang drifted away from traditional methods of Chinese art and immersed himself in Expressionism. An example of Huang’s work will be offered in the upcoming Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy auction, presented by Oakridge Auction Gallery. The available lot is a watercolor painting, depicting a woman with two donkeys and a dog. Another key watercolor by Zhang Daqian. Spending his early years studying and copying old master paintings, Zhang was both an infamous forger and an innovative artist. His work was celebrated as a representation of Chinese tradition. The available piece shows a scholar walking among trees. Visit Auction Daily for more information on Zhang Daqian.  The auction features a watercolor and ink on paper painting by Guan Shanyue. To gain a deeper understanding of sceneries, Guan traveled from the United States to Vietnam, Poland, Japan, and several other countries. The offered painting depicts blooming plum trees. Also presented are scrolls, fans, books, calligraphy, and manuscripts. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Ceramics and Works of Art

    In 1759, the Qianlong emperor ordered a review of the Qing court attire system. The dragon robe, in particular, was only given to those of high rank. It represented the professional attire of members of the military and civil service. The upcoming Ceramics and Works of Art sale, offered by Oakridge Auction Gallery, presents a Chinese blue dragon robe from the Qing dynasty. The decoration on the robe includes dragons, clouds, and mountains. The sale offers several pieces of carved jade as well. In Chinese culture, jade symbolizes status, wealth, and spirituality. Featured in the auction is a circular white jade plaque with a zitan wood stand. Dating back to the 18th century, one side of the plaque features a landscape with the image of an old man and a young boy. The other side is accented with bird, flower, and rock designs. Register on Bidsquare to find more information and to bid for the available items.

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    Artist to Know: Zhang Daqian

    Oakridge Auction Gallery to Present Works from 20th-Century Chinese Painter An artist who got his start creating forgeries of the ancient masters, Zhang Daqian would later become one of the most internationally-recognized Chinese painters of the 20th century. His copied works were not condemned as criminal but rather celebrated as tributes to China’s history and traditions. Paintings from the prolific artist—both his notorious forgeries and his own influential works— continue to attract attention in both the East and the West. Three paintings by Zhang will be available in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s upcoming Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy sale, held at 10:00 AM EDT on July 26th, 2020. Before the bidding starts, learn more about Zhang and his artistic legacy. Portrait of Zhang Daqian. Image from Sotheby’s. Zhang’s artistic proficiency was visible at an early age. In his late teenage years, he traveled to Kyoto and later Shanghai to study under leading contemporary painters. He fell under the influence of Zeng Xi and Li Ruiqing, both of whom taught him the methods and mannerisms of traditional Chinese painting. His early works from this time have been heavily studied and analyzed, as his fakes continue to be found hanging on the walls of ancient Chinese art exhibits. Wu Hufan, a painter and art critic, was taken in by Zhang’s copies but respected his endeavors: “All great connoisseurs in China have flocked (to his studio) to view them; among the several dozen works there, this scroll [a copy of Shitao’s work] is the most excellent.” With time, Zhang developed his own style, an intersection of Chinese traditions and the Western avant-garde art movements that dominated the 20th century. This later style has been compared to Helen Frankenthaler’s “soak-stain” paintings and Expressionist methods. Zhang traveled extensively, particularly after the Communist takeover of China in the late 1940s. At this midpoint of his career, Zhang began building an international following, which included Pablo Picasso. Despite his inability to return to his own country, Zhang chose to, in the words of The Washington Post, “see the present as entangled in the past.” This is evidenced in his…

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    From Drawing Room to Battlefield: Fine Art & Antiques of the 18th-21st Century

    As Europe’s first manufacturer of fine porcelain, Meissen established itself as an early innovator in Western ceramics, striking fascination among the elite and nobles. Since the factory's foundation in 1708 by Saxon ruler Augustus II, the Meissen formula has produced a wide range of wares and sculptures. Called “white gold” owing to its rarity and high price, Meissen remains one of the leading porcelain manufacturers in Europe. Over 80 porcelain pieces by Meissen are featured in the upcoming auction, presented by Oakridge Auction Gallery. Highlighted in the sale is a Cupid on Bicycle figure sculpture by Meissen. The piece shows a boyish Cupid bent over the handlebars of his bicycle with a pink drape streaming behind him. Beyond decorative arts, the sale also offers over 50 lots of fine art and jewelry. One of the key items is a painting by British artist J. M. W. Turner. His works capturing different times of day earned him the title of “the painter of light.” The available piece, titled Bonneville in Savoy, is believed to have been painted during Turner’s student years. The lot comes with the history of the piece and purchase documentation. Also offered is a “Dog River” Confederate sword, modeled after the US M1860. View these lots and register to bid on Bidsquare. 

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    Asian Art & Antiques – Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Snuff Bottles

    Chinese artist Zhang Daqian is best known for his splashed-ink landscapes and lotus paintings. Zhang’s works were influenced by individualistic masters such as Shitao and Bada Shanren. The upcoming Asian Art & Antiques - Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Snuff Bottles sale, presented by Oakridge Auction Gallery, highlights two paintings by Zhang. While one shows a group of lotuses, the other painting depicts a bird on a rock. Both paintings are rendered in Chinese watercolor and ink. The sale also showcases works by Chinese scholar and master of calligraphy, Yu Youren. He devoted his life to the study of cursive script and created the “standardized cursive script.” This five-character ink on paper calligraphy couplet is mounted on a silk backing with matching dowels. Also offered is a group of four Chinese paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries. The watercolor on silk landscape works depict horses and people. Beyond fine art and calligraphy, the auction also offers several lots of jade snuff bottles. Interested bidders can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Asian Art & Antiques – Ceramics and Works of Art

    Blue-colored ceramics gained significance in China during the Tang dynasty. The blue-glazed porcelain pieces got their distinctive color from cobalt, imported from Persia. At the time, cobalt was scarce and only used in limited quantities. Blue and white pottery and porcelain gained broader recognition during the Qing dynasty. A pair of blue and white porcelain bowls are among the featured items in the upcoming Asian Art & Antiques - Ceramics and Works of Art sale, presented by Oakridge Auction Gallery.  Flambé glaze, popularized during the Qing dynasty, is also highlighted. The emperor at the time, Yongzheng, commissioned potters at the imperial factory to recreate the Jun ware of the Song dynasty. However, instead of recreating the classic Jun ware, the potters accidentally produced a new glaze with red and blue streaks. An Imperial Chinese flambé vase with a Xianfeng mark at the bottom is a featured lot. The vase has a quatrefoil-shaped mouth and bears relief impressions of a peach on the front and back. Completing the auction is an early 20th-century Yixing teapot with a lion on the lid. To view these items, visit Bidsquare.

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    Asian Decorative Arts

    Shades of opaque pink and carmine distinguish famille rose wares in Chinese pottery. The colors were originally foreign in China and were introduced from Europe around the 16th century. Famille rose gained popularity during the Qing Dynasty. A pair of famille rose round plaques is among the featured items in the upcoming Asian Decorative Arts sale, presented by Oakridge Auction Gallery.  Jade, considered an imperial gem in China, is also highlighted in the auction. Jade symbolizes goodness, preciousness, and beauty in Chinese culture. A silver box with eight jade square plaques from the Ming dynasty is a featured lot. The jade plaques depict dragons among Ruyi and floral tracery. A white jade belt buckle with a carved chilong (hornless dragon) will also be available. The hook is shaped like a dragon head.  Two items from the 19th century will be on offer as well: a wooden tray with a blue phoenix, butterflies, and flowers, and a sculpture of the Budai in turquoise robes. In folklore, the smiling Shiwan kiln Budai is admired for his happy nature and wisdom of contentment. Completing the auction is a terracotta red Yixing teapot dating to the Republic period. To view these and similar items, visit Bidsquare.

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    February Discovery

    Among the highlights of the upcoming auction presented by Oakridge Auction Gallery is an antique Persian rug from the city of Isfahan. Dating back to the 1920s, the rug is decorated with an intricate floral pattern in shades of blue, red, and cream. Contemporary Isfahan artisans draw on a long tradition of calligraphy and mosaics to inspire their work, often creating detailed and brightly colored carpets. Several other antique rugs will also be available, including two Kazak carpets likely made in the Caucasus region in modern-day Armenia.  Decorative art, Asian antiques, and luxury jewelry will be available in this auction. A 74-piece set of Stieff sterling silver flatware is  highlighted. Patterned with intricate flowers on the handles, the collection is assembled with multiple dates and markings. Chinese hairpins from the 19th century and glass decorative vases from Pennsylvania-based glassmaker James Harmon will be offered as well. View the complete catalog and register to bid on LiveAuctioneers.