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Category: Clothing, Costumes & Masks

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    May Asian Sale

    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 cover jar
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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.…

    Lotus Painting by Zhang Daqian Given to Qiangli
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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…

    Chinese Flambe Vase, 18th Century
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    Asian Art, including Chinese Paintings

    The ‘hundred boys' theme was very popular during the Qing and Ming dynasties. The 'hundred boys' refers to King Wen of the Zhou dynasty, who had 99 sons and adopted one more to have an even 100. Later, the theme was used to represent the desire for many sons to…

    TWO CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE AND ONE UNDERGLAZE RED DRAGON SNUFF BOTTLES
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    Spring Major Fine Art and Asian Auction

    Felicie Waldo Howell was best known for her marine landscapes. Her early works captured interiors and nature scenes. The upcoming Spring Major Fine Art and Asian Auction, presented by Sarasota Estate Auction, features an oil painting titled Washington Square by Howell. The Impressionist palette painting is an example of her…

    Spring Major Fine Art and Asian Auction Sarasota Estate Auction
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    Asian Decorative Arts - Online-Only Auction

    In 1951, the São Paulo Art Biennial awarded prizes to Hanga artists rather than the usual master painters and sculptors. The two artists selected were Tetsuro Komai for his etchings and Kiyoshi Saito for his woodblock prints. Sosaku Hanga artists were generally disregarded in the Japanese art world, for their…

    CHINESE MING STYLE BLUE & WHITE PORCELAIN STEM CUP
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    Asian Online by Stair

    During Japan's Edo Period, merchants and artisans began making more money but were still confined by a strict class system. Many chose to spend their new-found wealth on entertainment. This included ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints, which portrayed actors, sumo wrestlers, and erotica. An album of actor portraits in the…

    Asian Online
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    Oriental Rugs from American Estates | 40

    Oriental rugs are heavy carpets often made of silk, wool, and cotton. These are used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes. The carpets have been produced across regions sometimes known as the “Rug Belt,” including northern China, Tibet, Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus, India, and Pakistan. Some of the leading lots…

    Oriental Rugs from American Estates - 40
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    Ernest Trova was a sculptor and Pop artist who rose to fame during the 1960s for his series of sculptures, prints, and paintings titled Falling Man. A self-taught artist, Trova worked as a window dresser in his early years. Inspired by the works of artists such as Jean Dubuffet and…

    (2 Pc) Licio Zanetti Murano Glass Birds
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    Art Of Asia - Antiquity To Present Day

    Historically, the Batak tribe of modern-day Indonesia believed a shaman could harness both white and black magic. Each shaman would craft a staff to channel their abilities. One such staff from the Batak people is highlighted in the upcoming Art of Asia auction, presented by Artemis Gallery. Human and animal…

    Early 20th C. China Miao Silvered Copper Necklace
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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…

    Chinese Yellow Jade Carved Beast, Ming or Earlier
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    Important Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary Art

    August Sander's Citizens of the Twentieth Century photography series captured individuals from different social classes and all walks of life. Sander gave particular focus to the social status of his subjects, making his images a significant record of German life between 1911 and 1933. The conceptual basis of his project…

    Hiroshi Sugimoto Seascapes Photograph Mirtoan Se
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    Spectacular Art, Antiques and Collectibles Auction

    Stanley Quentin Johnson was an American artist best known for his sculptures. On the second day of Jackson’s International’s upcoming Spectacular Spring Collector’s Choice Auction, one of Johnson’s bronze sculptures is showcased. This 1983 piece represents a kneeling Native American with a large eagle landing on his outstretched, leather-wrapped arm.…

    A PAIR OF VINTAGE PAINTINGS, 19TH & 20TH C
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    The Important Spring Auction

    Édouard Cortès was a Post-Impressionist artist recognized for his Parisian paintings. He was often called Le Poète Parisien de la Peinture (the Parisian Poet of Painting) for his affinity towards the city. Cortès frequently painted landscapes of Paris in various seasons and light conditions. Leland Little features Cortès’ Place Saint-Michel, Paris oil…

    The Important Spring Auction
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    The Fine & Decorative Art Auction

    When Andy Warhol became an illustrator for Glamour magazine, he entered the world of Pop Art in New York. By the 1950s, he could be identified as a key figure in the Pop Art movement. He eventually started making silkscreen prints of famous personalities, exploring the connection between celebrity culture…

    After Marc Chagall "Romeo et Juliette" color
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    Asian, Continental, Decorative & Fine Arts

    The works of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux contain both Realism and rhythm. His sculptures depicting a Chinese man are among his most famous works. The upcoming Asian, Continental, Decorative & Fine Arts auction, presented by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, offers a version of Carpeaux’s Le Chinois figure in terracotta. Conceived in 1872, the…

    SILK TABRIZ RUG.
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    Disneyana

    Charles Ridgway was one of the only journalists to write a positive review of Disneyland's opening day in July of 1955. The park ran out of food and most of the rides broke down. But Ridgway came early enough to try the food and stayed late enough for the rides…

    Disneyland Enchanted Tiki Room Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers.
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    Washington DC Asian Antique & Jewelry #77

    Reign marks on Chinese items record the name of the ruler and the period when the work of art was commissioned. Some of the key lots featured in the upcoming Washington DC Asian Antique & Jewelry auction, presented by Capitoline Auction Gallery, bear examples of these reign marks. The sixth Emperor…

    RARE IMPERIAL CHINESE BLUE WHITE CHARGER - WANLI MARK AND PERIOD
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    The work of Georges Braque will be featured in the upcoming Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide Auction offered by Akiba Antiques. Braque was well known as a key founder of Cubism, alongside Pablo Picasso. However, he did not limit himself to Cubism, also exploring Impressionism, Fauvism, and some collages in…

    Philip and Kelvin Laverne Coffee Table
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    DuMouchelles Saturday, January 18th Auction

    Danish silversmith Georg Jensen first established his Copenhagen brand in 1904. He was greatly influenced by Art Nouveau silhouettes as well as then-burgeoning Modernism; both would ultimately contribute to his signature aesthetic. Two items by Georg Jensen are highlighted in the upcoming auction offered by DuMouchelles: a cosmos pattern seven-piece…

    NATURAL RUBY & DIAMOND, GOLD KNOT RING