Lark Mason Associates Presents a Summer Sale of Fine and Decorative Arts Now Open for Bidding on igavelauctions.com
New York: With over 400 lots of paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver, jewelry, rugs, Asian works of art and lighting–some of which belonged to a prominent Connecticut collector–Lark Mason Associates is presenting an eclectic online auction of fine and decorative arts which is now open for bidding on igavelauctions.com now through July 7th.
“From a contemporary hand-blown glass vessel by Lino Tagliapietra (Estimate: $7,000-10,000) to Cambridge Valley, by Anna Mary Robertson ‘Grandma” Moses (Estimate: $80,000-120,000), or an 18th century Tibetan gilt bronze seated Bodhisattva (Estimate: $4,000-8,000), we are delighted to offer a wide swathe of fine and decorative works of art for collectors and design aficionados,” says Lark E. Mason, Jr.
Among the other highlights are Portrait of Lady Crewe, an oil on canvas, attributed to Joshua Reynolds (British 1723-1792), (Estimate: $15,000-25,000) with a provenance traced to Henry G. Marquand, New York, 1888, who gifted it to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Sotheby’s, New York, 15 February 1973, lot 91 ($1,300, as ‘Attributed to Sir Joshua Reynolds’) Christie’s, New York, June 6, 2012, lot 21, Old Master paintings; a Neoclassical carved marble bust of a Leader (Estimate: $5,000-6,000); a large Dong Son type 1 bronze drum, circa 500 BCE (Estimate: $40,000-60,000); a large 20th century sterling silver Buccellati Milano table service; (Estimate: $20,000-30,000); a two-section European walnut mantelpiece, by repute, from the private collection of Edsel Ford (Estimate: $10,000-$15,000); a George III mahogany upholstered armchair with ball and claw feet, circa 1760 (Estimate: $7,000-10,000); and a selection of Tiffany & Co. patinated gilt bronze and glass mixed pattern desk accessories (Estimate: $2,000-4,000).
A selection of items are currently on view at Lark Mason Associates, located at 210 W. Mill Street inNew Braunfels, Texas, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and in New York, 229 East 120th Street, by appointment only. Phone: 212-289-5588 or visit igavelauctions.com.
About Lark Mason Associates
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 Sothebys.com. 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.”