Asian art in every form contributes to the larger tapestry of artistic expression, yet deserves its own time in the center spotlight. The Asian Works of Art auction presented by Doyle brings over 250 of these extraordinary pieces to the forefront. Ancient and modern art from China, Japan, and Southeast Asia can be viewed from every angle. Religious sculptures, palatial furniture, and elaborate snuff bottles are all highlighted in this auction.
One extraordinary lot is a 13-inch-tall Tibetan sculpture of the deity Vajra yogini, a dancing red figure adorned in gold ornaments and a garland of human heads. Its fierce beauty is mirrored in a flared gilt-bronze Tibetan bell, with each engraved detail depicting a character, animal, or inscription. Another standout lot is a Chinese cloisonné censer, painted in colorful reds and blues and crowned with a lively golden lion.
Beyond the cultural diversity, there are also significant differences in the materials that artisans used to craft these objects. The snuff bottles, in particular, were formed of everything, from agate to jade, from porcelain to a dried gourd. Creativity and elegance are both at their height in this auction, giving insight to some of the finest art of the East. View the full catalog and register for bidding on Doyle.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Art (280)
# of Lots:285
Price Range:$300 to $80,000.
Interesting lots include:
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|Tibetan Red Painted and Parcel Gilt-Bronze Vajrayogini|| Estimate: |
|Tibetan Gilt-Bronze Vajra and Bell|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Cloisonne Covered Censer|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Agate Bowl and Stand|| Estimate: |
|Japanese Mixed Metal Inlaid Bronze Teapot|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Gourd Snuff Bottle|| Estimate: |