Han Dynasty Pottery, Tibetan Thangkas, and Japanese Satsuma Shine at Freeman’s Collect: Asian Arts AuctionJun 23, 2022 10:00 EDT
New and established collectors can find a selection of Asian artifacts in Freeman’s Collect: Asian Arts auction. Leading the listings is a Chinese pottery figure of a rider on a horse from the Han dynasty. The body of the rider and the horse are separate forms brought together and supported on a modern acrylic stand. This piece is accompanied by an original University of Hong Kong thermoluminescence test report #82.94, dated June 15, 1994. The Han empire lasted between 202 BCE and 220 CE. This period is considered to be a golden age in Chinese history. Many reforms were made that benefited the citizens and improved the overall condition of the empire. Collectors of Chinese art will also find several striking works of painting and calligraphy on fans or silk in this auction, including pieces by Liu Zhan and Cao Kejia.
A featured lot from Japan is a selection of enameled Satsuma pottery vessels. A delicate, long neck Japanese Satsuma cabinet vase from the Meiji period (late 19th century), decorated with figures at various pursuits, is available in the auction. Works from across Asia like Chinese porcelains and jades, Japanese vases and writing boxes, Vietnamese decorative objects dating back to the 12th century, and works from Tibet, Korea, and India will be available. Lush, detailed examples of Tibetan thangkas depicting important Buddhist deities are particularly notable. Find the listed items and more on Freeman’s and register to place a bid.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Art (244)
# of Lots:244
Price Range:$200 - $5,000
Interesting lots include:
|A Chinese large painted pottery figure of a horse and rider Han dynasty
|A pair of Chinese jade and hardstone embellished wood panels
|A Mughal style blade with nephrite hilt and associated chape, and a Mughal style nephrite hilt
|Hiroshi Yoshida (Japanese b.1876-d.1950)
|A small Japanese enameled Satsuma-type pottery cabinet vase Meiji period, late 19th century