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Category: Paintings and Drawings

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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…

    AN UNUSUAL POLYCHROME OVERLAY GLASS CHILONG BELT BUCKLE
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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…

    A GILT REPOUSSÉ BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA
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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…

    A TURQUOISE AND GOLD MOONEATER (CHEPPU)
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    With Gallery Openings, Auctions, and Panel Discussions, September 2020 Asia Week New York Keeps the Ball Rolling

    The Asia Week New York Association is pleased to announce that their fall schedule of exhibitions, auctions and a panel discussion will take place from September 17 to October 4.  A dozen galleries and five auction houses —Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, iGavel, and Sotheby’s – will participate in Asia Week New York Autumn…

    With Gallery Openings, Auctions, and Panel Discussions, September 2020 Asia Week New York Keeps the Ball Rolling
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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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    Chinese and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    An Imperial folding fan from the Qianlong period will be offered in the upcoming Chinese and Southeast Asian Works of Art auction, presented by Hindman. The fan was created for the Qianlong emperor of the 18th century by three artisans of the Imperial cabinet: Ji Yun, Liang Shizheng, and Qian…

    A Russet and Pale Celadon Jade 'Chilong' Rhyton Cup Height 5 3-4 in., 14.6 cm.
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    Important Chinese Art

    One featured item of the upcoming Important Chinese Art auction, offered by Sotheby’s, is a gold, silver, and glass-embellished bronze vessel from the Warring States period. The piece was likely created for a royal patron. Due to its uncommon style, the auction house indicates that the method for its creation…

    A FINE GREEN-ENAMELED DRAGON JAR AND COVER, JIAQING SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
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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…

    A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA, NEPAL, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
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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…

    AN IRON SOMEN (FULL FACE MASK)
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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…

    A SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
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    Antiques, Decorative, Asian Arts, Fine Arts, Silver and Jewelry

    Like many artists in the 1920s and 30s, René Buthaud was intrigued by Classical mythology. Nude figures and mythological goddesses were a subject he frequently returned to, in ceramics as well as paintings. An example of these themes can be found in Buthaud’s oil painting in the upcoming auction, presented…

    Ioan NemtoI 20th Century Glass Vase
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    Renowned sculptor James Tandi often uses verdite stone to capture Africa’s native people and wildlife. For each of his sculptures, Tandi visits the verdite mine where he hand-selects his materials. He believes in doing so, he is “revealing the spirit which is within the stone.” A carved verdite and bone…

    Austrian Cobalt Blue Porcelain Vase
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    Los Angeles Collection | No Reserve

    The Kangxi emperor was among the most prominent Chinese emperors of the Manchu Qing dynasty. The imperial kilns at Jingdezhen, overlooked for almost 60 years, were reopened during his reign. With the help of Jesuit missionaries, the emperor introduced new technologies to manufacture commercial and imperial porcelain. Kangxi-period porcelain especially…

    Chinese Doucai Porcelain Vase
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    Asian Art, Antiques & Estates

    Amedeo Simonetti was a famous Italian painter known for his Orientalist paintings. The watercolors completed by his uncle, Ettore Simonetti, served as inspiration for the artist's compositions. Simonetti later went on to study at the Accademia di San Luca and learned the techniques of en plein air painting. The Eastern scenes depicted…

    Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Brush Pot
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    Los Angeles Collection | Single Owner

    A gu vessel is a Chinese container that was used for wine or ritual offerings during the Shang and Zhou dynasties. The tall and slim vessels have a flared and tapered base and a wider mouth. The high stem cups used during the Neolithic age were an inspiration for the…

    Chinese Enameled Porcelain Covered Jar
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    Hindman to offer three days of Asian works of art in September

    A Fine Pale Celadon Jade Table Screen. Height overall 11 7/8 x width 12 1/8 x depth 4 1/2 in., 30.16 x 30.8 x 11.43 cm. Estimate: $10,000.00 - $15,000.00 CHICAGO, IL.-Hindman will offer over 1,000 lots across three days beginning with Chinese and Southeast Asian Works of Art on September…

    Hindman to offer three days of Asian works of art in September
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    Bonhams to offer five Asian art sales in September and October

    A rare 16th century lacquered leather mask for a horse. Est: US$20,000–30,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- This September and October, Bonhams will present a series of five Asian Art sales between New York and Hong Kong. Featuring a wide array of rare works spanning centuries of Asian artistry and ingenuity, the five…

    Bonhams to offer five Asian art sales in September and October
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    Asian Works of Art

    A.H. Wilkens Auctions & Appraisals’ upcoming Asian Works of Art auction will particularly highlight Chinese jade and porcelain works, ranging from the Yuan dynasty to the Republican period. An 18th-century vessel from the Qing dynasty covered with celadon jade is among the key lots. Designed to resemble a historical bronze…

    MING JIAJING BLUE & WHITE PHOENIX & TRIGRAM BOWL
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    Asian Arts

    Cloisonné enamel gained popularity in China during the early 14th and 15th centuries under the reign of the Ming Xuande emperor. This technique first arrived in the western province of Yunnan, where it became known as Dashi ware. Originally intended for the furnishing of temples, cloisonné objects were later showcased…

    Chinese, Rare and Large Guanyin
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    Exquisite gilt copper alloy figure of Shadakshari Lokeshvara achieves top lot at Bonhams sales

    A Gilt Copper Alloy Figure of Shadakshari Lokeshvara. Khasa Malla, circa 1300-1350. Price realized: $956,075. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- From July 21 to 26, Bonhams New York and Los Angeles held four auctions of Asian Art – Fine Chinese Paintings and Works of Art, Fine Japanese and Korean Art including property from…

    Exquisite gilt copper alloy figure of Shadakshari Lokeshvara achieves top lot at Bonhams sales