25 Press Releases

Tag: Chinese Art

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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
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    Session 1 Asian Art Auction

    Featured in the upcoming Asian Art Auction, offered by A.H. Wilkens Auctions & Appraisals, is a selection of Asian ceramics, furniture, paintings, and sculpture. Works of art from China are particularly highlighted, including a Longquan celadon ewer, or wide-mouthed pitcher. This piece from the late 13th or early 14th century…

    CHINESE NATURAL CARVED ORNAMENTAL CRICKET CAGE
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    Chinese Export Art Featuring the Tibor Collection, Part II

    The second part the Tibor Collection, available in the upcoming Chinese Export Art auction offered by Christie’s, provides a range of porcelain and paintings from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The artistic styles presented in this sale range across the Kangxi, Qianlong, and Wanli empires. Among the key lots…

    Chinese Export Art Featuring the Tibor Collection, Part II
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    Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

    In March 2015, renowned philanthropists Florence and Herbert Irving donated their vast collection of Asian works of art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In the years since, the museum has carefully sorted and chosen 300 lots from their prized Irving collection to sell, with the…

    A SILVERED BRONZE 'BEAST' INSCRIBED MIRROR EASTERN HAN DYNASTY, DATED TO THE THIRD YEAR OF ZHONGPING, CORRESPONDING TO 186 AD
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    Asian Art: Discovery Auctions

    The Asian Art: Discovery auction presented by Cowan’s offers decorative and fine art, as well as furniture, from throughout Chinese history. A Chinese/Tibetan urn is among the most visually-striking lots in this auction. White jade mountings against the bright turquoise give the piece its visual appeal as a dragon peeks…

    Chinese Qing Dynasty Hu-form Vase
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    Estates & Collectors Chinese Art & Antiques

    In the upcoming Estates & Collectors Chinese Art & Antiques auction, Asian fine and decorative art will be featured; from jeweled Tibetan snuff bottles to a gold and silk dragon rug. Over 350 items will be available in this sale by Eddie’s Auction, including traditional antiques, paintings, and jewelry. One…

    Chinese Octagonal 18 / 19 C Langyao Porcelain Vase
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    19th-20th Century Decorative Arts

    Many immortals in Chinese folk culture were believed to be real people. They were elevated to the status of immortals due to their charitable deeds on Earth. In the upcoming 19th-20th Century Decorative Arts auction, presented by Solomon Treasure, the lot with the highest estimated value is a coral sculpture…

    Monumental Royal Vienna Iridescent Porcelain Portrait Vase and Cover, circa 1880
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    Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy

    Sotheby’s showcases the craft of traditional Chinese landscape paintings and calligraphy in this upcoming auction. The 71-lot event features work from some of the most popular artists in Chinese history, such as Zhang Daqian and Dong Qichang.  Qichang was a calligrapher and artist from the late Ming Dynasty. In his…

    Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy/AuctionDaily
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    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    One of eight auctions celebrating New York’s Asian Art Week, the Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale offered by Christie’s contains items that can only be described as masterpieces. Almost 300 available lots range in value from $1,200 to $3.5 million, covering categories as diverse as furniture, religious…

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art/AuctionDaily
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    Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art Featuring Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift by Sotheby's

    In Buddhist teachings, Avalokiteshvara was close to nirvana when he decided to stay behind and help others. His name means “lord who looks down with compassion”. In a coral piece available in the upcoming Asian Art auction, offered by Sotheby’s, Avalokiteshvara stands on the back of a dragon, attesting to…

    Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art Featuring Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift/AuctionDaily
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    Junkunc- Arts of Ancient China II

    Famed collector Stephen Junkunc III spent his years assembling one of the most impressive collections of Asian works of art. Sotheby’s was privileged with offering items from Junkunc’s collection in their March 2019 auction, Arts of Ancient China. In celebration of Asia Week, Sotheby’s once again offers rare and exceptional…

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    Fine Asian Art and Antiques – Session 1

    A sale that spans two days, the Fine Asian Art and Antiques auction offered by Oakridge Auction Gallery allows Chinese art to shine, from the early dynasties to the 20th century. The first session features jades, porcelain, ceramics, and furniture pieces. A rare and breathtaking Yongzhengmoon flask vase is an…

    Oakridge Auction Gallery
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    The Art of China: Featuring the Arnhold Collection

    Private collectors often amass an impressive amount of art in their lifetime. The Art of China auction, presented by Christie’s, primarily contains Chinese figurines, vases, and plates from the collection of the late Gerard Arnhold. Arnhold was a German-Brazilian entrepreneur whose contributions to the arts include serving as the president…

    A SMALL SPINACH-GREEN JADE VASE
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    Fine Chinese Paintings and Works of Art

    For the New York City art community, September 6 – 14 is an exciting week featuring works of art from all over Asia. In correlation with the 2019 September Asian Week, Gianguan Auctions offers their 17th annual fall sale in which they showcase the beauty of Chinese craftsmanship through the…

    Gianguan Auctions
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    Fine Chinese Paintings and Works of Art

    In Buddhism, a bodhisattva is someone who can reach enlightenment but stays behind to help others. We can see both the beauty and the sadness of this in the carved wood figure of a bodhisattva offered in the upcoming Chinese Works of Art auction by Bonhams. Like the carved wood…

    A 'CHICKEN BONE' JADE ELEPHANT/AuctionDaily
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    Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles

    Smoking tobacco in Qing Dynasty China was strictly prohibited. But snuff, or powdered tobacco, was allowed because the Chinese viewed it as a legitimate treatment for colds, stomach issues, and other ailments. The Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles auction, offered by Bonhams, presents 158 examples of the elaborate snuff bottles used…

    AN AQUAMARINE SNUFF BOTTLE/AuctionDaily
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    Asian Works of Art

    Asian art in every form contributes to the larger tapestry of artistic expression, yet deserves its own time in the center spotlight. The Asian Works of Art auction presented by Doyle brings over 250 of these extraordinary pieces to the forefront. Ancient and modern art from China, Japan, and Southeast…

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    Fine Asian Art and Antiques – Snuff Bottles

    Chinese snuff bottles have fascinated collectors for many years. Originally designed to import ground tobacco to China in the 18th century, these smalls bottles became their own artistic medium as their designers carved, shaped, painted and etched them into completely unique items. Oakridge Auction Gallery offers a collection of Chinese…

    Oakridge Auction Gallery
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    Subasta de Antigüedades

    Carefully crafted paintings or sculptures bring their subjects to life. Emotional and captivating, fine art draws the viewer into its scenery – its history – to tell its own unique story. Mexico City-based auction house Morton Subastas offers many of these captivating stories in their upcoming auction, Subasta de Antiguedades.  …

    HEAD OF THE VIRGIN. HISPANIC-CHINESE, 18TH CENTURY. A carved ivory figure with traces of original polychrome and the eyes of glass
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    Julianna Southall Glumac, of Southall Antiques Personal Decorative and Asian Collectibles

    Julianna Southall Glumac, of Southall Antiques Personal Decorative and Asian Collectibles by Turner Auctions will present a stunning display of Asian artifacts. Chinese art has always been a center of attraction at numerous auctions. The ancient Chinese calligraphy scrolls by the iconic artist Pu Ru is the highest valued collectible…