From Chinese Archaic Jades to Japanese Armor, iGavel Auctions Autumn

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Asian Art Sale Opens for Bidding October 5

New York: Lark Mason Associates is pleased to announce that its autumn 2021 Asian art sale that opens for bidding on October 5th through October 21st on iGavel Auctions.  With over 500 lots on sale, the auction centers around a strong collection of approximately 70 archaic and later jades that were purchased mainly in the 1970’s from reputable sources, including Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Spink & Son’s and other galleries.  Many jades have a copy of the original invoice and often the original sale date and lot number.  The collection features several examples of yellow jade, including a beautiful yellow jade water coupe carved with three rams that dates to the Qianlong period.  It also includes several archaic jade blades, cong-form carvings and a Huang- form jade dating to the Han dynasty (206BC-220 AD).  Rounding out the sale are over 100 lots of Japanese arms, including swords, blades, tsubas and other sword fittings, dating from the 15th to 19th centuries.

A yellow Chinese Jade Brushwasher with Rams, Qing Dynasty (Estimate: $10,000/15,000)
A yellow Chinese Jade Brushwasher with Rams, Qing Dynasty (Estimate: $10,000/15,000)

Among the top highlights are a large 17th/18th century Chinese Bronze Jardiniere, (Estimate: $20,000-40,000); a Chinese Green Jade Brush Pot, Republic Period (1912-1949) (Estimate: $12,000-18,000); a Chinese Yellow Jade Brushwasher with Rams, Qialong  Period (1735-1796)  (Estimate:  $10,000/15,000); an 18th/19th century Chinese Red and Black Lacquer Table Cabinet, (Estimate: $8,000/12,000); a Chinese White Jade Flask with Rams, 18th Century (Estimate: $6,000/9,000); a Chinese Jade Archaic Pendant (Estimate: $5,000/8,000); an 18th century Chinese Kesi Elephant Throne Cover (Estimate: $5,000-8,000); a set of 18th century Chinese Scarlet Velvet Chair and Throne Covers (Estimate: $5,000 – $8,000); a Chinese Embroidered Silk Court Robe, circa 1900 (Estimate: $4,000-6,000); and a Chinese Enamel Decorated Porcelain Brushpot, Republic Period  (1912-1949), (Estimate: $3,000/5,000).

 “We are delighted to offer such a wide range of Chinese and Japanese objects, many with accessible estimates, which are sure to please collectors and Asian art enthusiasts of all persuasions,” says Lark Mason. 

The Japanese arms and armor will be on display at the New Braunfels, Texas sales room, 210 W. Mill Street. Hours are Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The New York sales room, located at 227 E. 120th Street, is open by appointment only. Phone 212-289-5524, or contact: [email protected]

About Lark Mason

With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous, auction house specializing in Asian, ethnographic, and ancient works of art, was founded by Lark Mason after many years as an expert at Sotheby’s New York.

Mason served as a General Appraiser from 1979 until 1985, and as a Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese art with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department from 1985-2003. From 2000-2003 he concurrently was a Director of Online Auctions for He also served as a consulting curator at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas from 2003-2009. He is a generalist in American and European works of art and paintings, as well as an expert in the field of Chinese art and has valued and advised many private collectors and institutions.

Lark Mason Associates regularly hosts auctions on the iGavel Auctions platform and has an established history of record sales of Chinese and other works of art and holds the record for the highest price achieved for any work of art in an online sale, for a painting sold in May 2014 that realized close to $4.2m. Mason, the owner and CEO of iGavel Auctions, is noted for his regular appearances on “The Antiques Road Show.” For more information, visit

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