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Category: Clothing, Costumes & Masks

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    Collectible Japanese Ningyo Dolls Offered to Benefit Women’s Charities

    Hunt and Peck Estate Services, Inc. will present Judy Lynn Prince’s lifelong collection of Japanese ningyo dolls in an upcoming sale. These antique dolls have long enjoyed a place in Japanese society. According to specialist Alan Scott Pate, different varieties of ningyo dolls have been used as “powerful talismans to…

    Mitate Gosho Ningyo Doll Ebisu
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    Treasures of Egypt and Turkey

    Quality, rarity and provenance were certainly not lacking in this sarcophagus mask and Iznik jug. Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th-20th dynasty (1550-1069 B.C.E.), wooden sarcophagus mask, ebony and ivory inlays, visible technical parts, tenons, remains of lime and black pigments, 16.9 x 16 cm.Result: €233,280 Estimated to sell for between €20,000 and €30,000,…

    Treasures of Egypt and Turkey1
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    Akiba Antiques to Offer Chinese Imperial Collection in Upcoming Sale

    As part of the ancient tributary system of China’s foreign relations, envoys sent exotic gifts as a tribute to the Chinese emperor. The foreign envoy could only trade in China after completing this ritual. Among the exquisite gifts offered to the Chinese emperors, imperial gilt bronze boxes held a special…

    Chinese Imperial Gilt Bronze Embellished Panel Tribute
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    Traditional Japanese Art From the Last Three Centuries Comes to Auction With Bonhams

    Bonhams’ upcoming Edo Sparkle and Tokyo Splendor sale will offer examples of Japanese art from across the last three centuries. The available works of decorative and fine art highlight the country’s culture and traditions. Before the bidding starts, learn more about these lots and their history. Tobacco tray by Shibata…

    Traditional Japanese Art From the Last Three Centuries Comes to Auction With Bonhams3
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    Converse Auctions’ Online-only Armchair Adventurer Auction On April 24th Features Wild & Wonderful Items From Around The World

    There’s something for just about everybody in the 470-lot auction, starting at 12 noon EDT. PAOLI, Pa. – Converse Auctions is inviting everyone to chill out, pull up a seat and bid on something wild and wonderful in its upcoming Armchair Adventurer Auction scheduled for Saturday, April 24th, beginning promptly…

    Converse Auctions Online-only Armchair Adventurer Auction On April 24th Features Wild & Wonderful Items From Around The World
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    Find Ancient Chinese Porcelain in Christie’s Upcoming Sale

    In the upcoming auction, Christie’s will present paintings, sculptures, and decorative art with an emphasis on Chinese porcelain. The artistic styles represented in this sale range across the Kangxi, Qianlong, and Yongzheng empires. Among the key lots is a famille verte sculpture depicting two boys riding mythical qilin. According to…

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    Ocean Star Auctions Offers Chinese Fine Art This December

    In Mahayana Buddhism, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva or Universal Virtue is considered to be the Sūtra (string or thread) of meditation and the practice of repentance. Possessing divine powers, the body of the Universal Virtue is described as having infinite size. The second part of the upcoming Christmas Exclusive Chinese Fine Art…

    A Gem Inlaid Gild Bronze Statue of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva
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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…

    Paul Starrett Sample, Grey Boats
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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…

    Chinese White Jade Carved Hehe Erxian Statue, 18th Century
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    Ocean Star Auctions to Offer Range of Asian Art

    In Buddhism, the goddess Tara is considered an embodiment of wisdom. According to mythology, the deity guides human beings along the path to enlightenment. A Chinese gilt bronze sculpture of Tara is highlighted in the upcoming Fine Asian Art Collection, presented by Ocean Star Auctions. Along with sculpture, the sale…

    A Chinese Gild Bronze Tara Statue
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    Charlton Hall Galleries Offers Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry and More From Estate of Katrina Hickox Becker

    Several Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry pieces highlight the offerings from the estate of Katrina Hickox Becker, presented by Charlton Hall Galleries. This includes a Van Cleef & Arpels emerald and diamond brooch. At its center is a 3.0-carat Colombian emerald, surrounded by eight smaller emeralds and several diamonds. Also…

    Magnificent Van Cleef & Arpels emerald and diamond brooch, Special Order
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    Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Online

    In Hindu mythology, the deity Shiva is believed to embody enlightenment, compassion, and auspiciousness. An 18th-century painting of Kali trampling Shiva is one of the notable lots of the upcoming Christie's auction. The painting depicts Kali, the goddess of death, standing over Shiva’s chest. She holds a sword and the…

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    The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative

    The fahua glaze was developed in the early 13th century during the Yuan dynasty. This low-temperature glaze is used to create shades of blue, green, yellow, purple, and white. Known for its aesthetics, fahua remains a popular glaze for Chinese ceramics. A pair of fahua-glazed figures of seated lions is…

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    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    A Chinese hu is a pear-shaped wine vessel with a swollen body flaring into a narrow neck. Author Jenny So documents the evolution of the vessel in Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. III. According to So, hu vessels were made from the end of the 8th century…

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    Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art

    The Khasa Malla kingdom, ruled by the Malla family of Nepal, can be traced back to the 11th century. Although the existence of the Khasa Malla kingdom was long known to historians, its artworks were discovered only during the mid-20th century. The first Khasa Malla artwork was found by researcher…

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    Japanese and Korean Works of Art

    The word hana in Japanese means flowers. Hana Matsumi is the flower festival observed to celebrate Buddha’s birthday in countries such as Japan and Korea. The celebration falls during springtime when flowers like cherry blossoms are in bloom. Many people take time off of work to relax and enjoy the…

    An Amber Inlaid Boxwood Leverets Ojime
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    Samurai Armor and Korean Porcelain to Highlight Bonhams Auction

    The simplicity of white porcelain caught the eye of Korea’s aristocracy and upper class in the 15th century. Demand became so high for the porcelain that makers eventually sprouted up across the peninsula. Several examples of these pieces are available in the upcoming Fine Japanese and Korean Art auction, presented…

    KAWASE HASUI (1883-1957)
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    Indian, Himalayan, Southeast Asian Works Of Art

    Avalokiteśvara is a bodhisattva (a being committed to attaining Buddhahood) who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. One of the noteworthy lots at the upcoming Indian, Himalayan, Southeast Asian Works of Art auction, presented by Sotheby’s, is a gilt copper figure of Avalokiteśvara from 9th or 10th-century Nepal. The bodhisattva…

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    Japanese and Korean Art

    Before Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave print became an international sensation, it was just one part of a series exploring the capacity of Japanese landscape art. Hokusai was an ukiyo-e woodblock print artist active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. During his long career, Hokusai constantly experimented with…

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    Fine Chinese Paintings and Works of Art

    Maitreya is a bodhisattva who, according to Buddhist beliefs, will return to Earth from the heavens when the Buddhist teachings are neglected. The promise of Maitreya's return and his ability to restore order inspired many to join religious movements dedicated to the bodhisattva in China around the Tang period. A…