A Premier Auction on Asian Arts to be organized by Rago from the Estate of Hellen and Joe Darion

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Rago will be organizing a grand auction with some extraordinary pieces of Asian Arts. The items on display are from the exclusive selection from the estate of Hellen and Joe Darion. Joe Darion was an eminent lyricist who was awarded for Man of La Mancha. It will comprise of South Asian artworks having paintings, furniture, sculptures, and decorative arts.

It will include exclusive South Asian artworks which comprise paintings, furniture, sculptures, and decorative arts. Joe and his wife Hellen collected a wide range of artworks that originated from Japan, China, Korea, and South Asia. Many items that are going to be a part of this Rago auction formally belonged to Dr. Fred Olsen. He was one of the reputed collectors of the 20th century.

Let’s check and know about a few items that all the Asian art enthusiasts must look upon. Apart from beauty, some of these items have significant antiquity. Important information about all the items is available on Bidsquare.

Khmer Head of Brahma

Rago will be organizing a grand auction with some extraordinary pieces of Asian Arts. The items on display are from the exclusive selection from the estate of Hellen and Joe Darion. Joe Darion was an eminent lyricist who was awarded for Man of La Mancha. It will comprise of South Asian artworks having paintings, furniture, sculptures, and decorative arts.

It will include exclusive South Asian artworks which comprise paintings, furniture, sculptures, and decorative arts. Joe and his wife Hellen collected a wide range of artworks that originated from Japan, China, Korea, and South Asia. Many items that are going to be a part of this Rago auction formally belonged to Dr. Fred Olsen. He was one of the reputed collectors of the 20th century.

Let’s check and know about a few items that all the Asian art enthusiasts must look upon. Apart from beauty, some of these items have significant antiquity. Important information about all the items is available on Bidsquare.

Khmer Head of Brahma

Indian Illustration of a Rajasthani Prince

The Indian Illustration of a Rajasthani Prince is one of the finest examples of Indian painting from Kishangarh that earlier belonged to the collection of Hellen and Joe Darion. It dates back to the late 18th Century. It is a portrait of a prince holding a falcon bird in the hand. The medium of the painting is gouache and ink. Gilt details are also present in the paper. The dimension of the framed painting is 9″x5 ¾”. Slight foxing and minor paint loss are there in the item. It is not examined without the frame.

The starting bid price of the item is $1500 and the estimated value of the item is $3000 to $4000.

If you like Indian illustrations, you should also look at the Three Indian Illustrations and the Indian Devotional Illustration which shows a woman from North India praying. If you would like to bid for a framed Buddhist painting in watercolor on silk, you should check the Korean Buddhist Paintings

Persian Manuscript Diptych

The Persian Manuscript Diptych is a limited edition item and for someone who loves to own a manuscript, nothing can be better than this. It comprises of a painting which shows the Sultan receiving the Mullahs along with a calligraphy page. The item approximately dates back to the 15th or 16th century. It is composed of Gouache and ink, with gilt details on the paper. The dimensions are 8 ½”x5 ½” for each side.

The item was once put on in the Olsen Travelling Exhibition, Olsen Foundation, and Bridgeport, CT; and also belonged to Hellen and Joe Darion of New York. The item is in good condition; however, there is foxing preset in the item. The painting of Sultan has got some crease and tear.

The starting bid price of the item is $1000 and the estimated value goes up to $2000 to $ 3000.

If you love to collect scripts and book, also check out the Group of Four Leather-Bound Persian Books which is like an antique piece or the Persian Manuscript Page where King Khosrow is fighting a lion.

INDIAN & TIBETAN FIGURES

There are a mix of five Indian and Tibetan figures in a single bid in the upcoming auction of Rago. These figures are a mix of statues which were made approximately from 12th century to the 19th century. The five figures comprised in the group comprise of a bronze Indra, a carved stone figure of Yakshi, bronze dancing couple, the stone figure of Kubera and the tibetan figures which depict Yabyum (union).

The primary bid price of the total set is $750. The estimate of the item is $1500 to $2500. This also comes from the collections of Hellen and Joe Darion.

INDIAN ILLUSTRATION OF A MAIDEN

The Indian Illustration of a Maiden is a painting of Blue Krishna surrounded by milkmaids. The item dates back approximately to 1820 and is an exclusive painting. The medium of painting is gouache and ink. The framed painting also has gilt details on the paper.

The dimension of the painting is 71/4”x5” and is from the collection of Joe and Hellen Darion. The painting is in good condition with just some paint loss in certain places. The item is not examined without the frame.

The starting bid of the item is $300. The estimated price of the item is $600 to $800.

PERSIAN MANUSCRIPT PAGE

Another exclusive item is the Persian Manuscript Page is one of the finest paintings of the Gouache medium. The painting is of Indian origin and can be traced back to the early 19th century. With the Prince and princess sitting on an elaborate throne, the dimension of the picture is 5 ½”x4 ¾”. This initial bidding for the painting starts at $300 and is estimated to reach $600 to $800 in the auction.

INDIAN ILLUSTRATION

The Indian painting shows a scene of ‘Applying Henna’. It is one of the finest paintings of the ‘Ragamala Series’ which was made in India in the 18th century. The medium of the painting is gouache as it was the main medium followed during that time. The dimensions of this painting are 10”x6” and it comes in a framed condition.

The starting bid price is $300 and the estimated value of the painting is $600 to $800.   

So, these are some of the leading items of the Rago auction that will take place on 14th April 2019. As an enthusiast of Asian arts, you can get good exposure to a wide range of items of the various Asian countries in this exclusive auction on Bidsquare.