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Category: Prints & Multiples

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    Asian Works of Art

    The Guardian Lions, believed to be a symbol of protection, enjoy reverence in Chinese mythology and feng-shui. Statues of the lions can be spotted guarding the entrances of historical temples, mausoleums, and residences of the elite. Called foo lions in the West, these imperial beings represent balance and harmony. A…

    A Carved White Jade Pendant
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    Asian Works of Art

    Korean astronomer Jang Yeong-sil was a Chief Engineer in the court of Korea’s King Sejong the Great. Belonging to humble origins, Jang became one of the most prominent Korean academics of his time. The Korean sundial, or Angbu-ilgu, was among his notable inventions. Meaning “pot-shaped sun clock staring at the…

    Blue and White Water Coupe
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    A global bidding festival: Sworders Asian art sale topped by £21,000 Qing silk scroll

    A magnificent Chinese silk kesi 'Peach Festival' hanging scroll, sold £21,000. LONDON.- A magnificent Qing dynasty (1644-1911) embroidered silk hanging scroll topped Sworders' Asian art sale on May 28 selling at £21,000. With quality Chinese and Japanese works of art performing strongly throughout the sale, this was a truly global event attracting…

    A global bidding festival Sworders Asian art sale topped by £21,000 Qing silk scroll
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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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    Private Collection of Guy E. Mayer Part 2

    The upcoming Pauling’s auction will highlight the private collection of Guy E. Mayer, a New York gallery owner and an avid collector of Eastern arts. During a missionary trip to Japan in 1927, Mayer first encountered traditional Buddhist statues, paintings, and calligraphies. The sale will include more than 50 lots…

    Ming Dynasty Anonymous Arhat Painting
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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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    Estate Jewelry, Art & Collectibles

    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Nautilus wristwatch, Patek Philippe launched several limited-edition versions with embossed dials. Included among these chronograph wristwatches is a Nautilus with a date feature and a 44-millimeter case, the largest case in the Nautilus family. Patek Philippe produced 1,300 of these watches. Presented in…

    Patek Philippe Nautilus 5976/1G
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    Online Only Decorative Arts

    The Online Only Decorative Arts auction, presented by Pook & Pook, features pieces ranging from armoires to ethnographic art. Among the key lots is a Pennsylvania hard pine schrank. Popular in the 18th century, schranks were a type of armoire that typically held clothing and bedroom linens. One of their…

    Large chalkware stag
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    March Decorative Arts & Antiques Auction

    When the United States raised the cost of European silver imports during the 1840s, John Gorham, of Gorham Silver, saw an opportunity for domestic growth. Less than 20 years later, he was accepting commissions from Mary Todd Lincoln, the First Lady of the United States. A Gorham sterling silver flatware…

    Great Pair of Japanese Glazed Ceramic Foo Dogs
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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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    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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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    A large, cold-painted bronze Franz Bergman boudoir lamp is featured in the upcoming Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide auction in Dania Beach, Florida. This 19th-century Austrian electric lamp is shaped like a mosque with colored glass windows, a blue curtain in the doorway, and a red canopy attached to the…

    Pair Gilded Bronze and Rock Crystal Sconces
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    Early Spring Estates & Collections Auction

    Pablo Picasso, a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and ceramics artist, was an influential figure in 20th-century art. Picasso was among the pioneers of Cubism, in which he broke apart his subjects and reassembled them in an abstracted form. One of Picasso’s portraits of his wife Jacqueline is highlighted in the upcoming…

    ROBERT THIEN, ORCHID II STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPH
  • Exhibitions

    The Snite Museum Of Art Offers An Intimate Look At The Work Of Chinese Artist Chao Shao-an

    Chao Shao-an, (Chinese, 1905 - 1998), Pomegrante: Seeds of an Open Pomegranate. Ink and pigment on paper. Courtesy of the Artist’s family. NOTRE DAME IN.- Chao Shao-an (趙少昂, 1905-1998) lived a momentous life vividly expressed through brush and ink over a nearly eighty-year career as an artist. This intimate exhibition of…

    Chao Shao-an, (Chinese, 1905 - 1998), Pomegrante: Seeds of an Open Pomegranate.
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    Unreserved Fine Art Storage Sale

    Available in the upcoming Unreserved Fine Art Storage Sale offered by Clarke Auction Gallery are nearly 200 lots of paintings and sculptures. These items have remained in storage due to non-payment or lack of placement in another event. They come to auction this March with no reserves. Several oil paintings…

    ILLEGIBLY. Signed Oil On Canvas Houses On River
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    Modern Design Auction

    The Italian-American sculptor, Bruno Lucchesi, is known for his terra cotta and bronze sculptures. Lucchesi has won several awards and commissions, completing works for the Bank of America and Italy’s Amerigo Vespucci bridge. He often depicts contemplative female figures in his works. Available in the Modern Design Auction offered by Uniques…

    BARBARA HEPWORTH STYLE WOOD SCULPTURE. LG MODERNIST WOO
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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