WR Auction Gallery Inc.
1050 2nd Ave., Unit 58, New York
About Auction HouseWr Auction Gallery Inc. is a firm registered at 1050 2Nd Avenue, New York. It was established as a domestic business corporation in New York ...
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Showcased in the upcoming July Asian Sale, offered by WR Auction Gallery, is a Chinese bronze Buddha potentially created in the Qing dynasty. The Qing dynasty was the last imperial dynasty in China, ruling from 1644 to 1912. Chinese Buddhism is one of the country’s oldest foreign religions and balances the principles of Taoism and Mahayana Buddhism. A Chinese porcelain snuff bottle can also be found in the sale. This bottle can likely be traced to the Qianlong period. Reigning from 1735 to 1796, Qianlong was the sixth emperor of the Qing dynasty and the fourth to rule over China proper. This piece is decorated with potted flowers and stands 3.25 inches tall. Also offered is an 18th-century white and blue porcelain jar with a landscape motif, as well as a bronze food vessel and a Chinese bonsai jade and stone flower tree. Visit Bidsquare to view the entire catalog and register to bid.
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Cloisonné is mainly used to decorate metal objects or ceramics. The technique involves applying colored enamels to different materials, which are then fired to bring out the design. It likely originated in ancient Egypt or the Byzantine Empire. It later spread to China, where it was applied to bronze and porcelain. A pair of Chinese cloisonné vases are among the featured items in the upcoming May Asian Sale, presented by WR Auction Gallery Inc. These blue pear-shaped vases feature floral motifs in green, red, yellow, and white colors. The sale offers several pieces of carved jade as well. Often referred to as “the Stone of Heaven,” jade symbolizes status, wealth, and wisdom in China. A carved spinach jade panel is a featured lot. Inserted in a hardwood frame, the panel depicts a figural scene. A white jade boulder carved with mountainous landscape scenes on both sides will also be available. View these items and register to bid on Bidsquare.
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New to Bidsquare is WR Auction Gallery from New York City and on March 31st they will be hosting their first sale with the platform, an 'Asian & Fine Jewelry Sale.' This auction features over 230 lots of Asian works of art from China and Japan, with the categories comprising of porcelain, ceramics, metalwork, jade carvings, jadeite jewelry, scholar art and paintings. In addition, they will be selling a selection of objects that relate to Buddhist rituals. Lot 25024, Chinese bronze Buddha, possibly Qing dynasty; Estimate $14,000-$16,000 One of the highlights is lot 25024 Chinese bronze Buddhist figure dated to possibly the Qing Dynasty. This figure is seated in padmasana (lotus position) on a double base. His right hand is in the gesture of dhyana (meditation), while the left is in abhaya (protection). He wears long flowing monastic robes that expose a chest with draping jewelry. The head has downcast eyes and surmounted by a tall pointed crown. It’s quite possible that this Buddhist deity is Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. Bodhisattvas are beings who have reached enlightenment, but chose to remain on the earth to aid humanity’s suffering. This current example bears many characteristics of Avalokiteshvara including a crown, ornate jewelry, and the various hand gestures. Remnants of lacquered gilding remain throughout the figure, and he has a good height of 12 inches. This Buddhist figure is estimated at $14,000-$16,000 and would have been placed on an altar. Lot 25062, Pair of Chinese cloisonné vases, possibly 19th c; Estimate $5,500-$6,500 Another highlight from WR Auction is lot 25062, a pair of Chinese cloisonné enamel vases. These vases are both quite large with a height of 19 inches and are extremely decorative. The body of the vases contain colour decorations pertaining Buddhism, all on a light blue ground. This includes the presence of large lotus blooms and the ‘Eight Buddhist Emblems.' The shapes of these vases hark back to earlier vessels made of metal that were used for ritual offerings. These types of vases would traditionally been water sprinklers, but in this present case, they would have had more decorative functions such as holding flowers, or simply for display. These vases are estimated at $5,500-$6,500. Lot 25029, Pair of Chinese Mongolian silver…
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When Europe first encountered tea, it was considered a rare and valuable commodity. Tea containers were kept in living rooms, under the watch of house mistresses. These containers were, therefore, decorated in a way to suit the style of the room. Early examples of "tea caddies" were made of porcelain. The upcoming auction, presented by WR Auction Gallery Inc., showcases a Chinese Qianjiang porcelain tea caddy with a lid. The Qianjiang decoration on it displays traditional Chinese paintings on one side and verses on the other. Qing and Ming dynasty bronze sculptures of the Buddha and other religious figures are highlighted as well. Jade is either composed of jadeite or nephrite and has immense importance in Chinese culture. After “mutton fat” or white nephrite, the second-most sought-after color of jade is green nephrite. The auction features a pair of Chinese dark green nephrite or "spinach jade" vases decorated with hand carvings. Also offered are white gold, diamond, emerald, and pearl jewelry items. Collectors can also find a selection of Chinese pamphlets, posters, paintings, silverware, and embroideries. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.