The Chinese Works of Art Department in New York will be holding a three-session, two day sale of approximately 400 lots. Building on the success of our last sale, we continue to offer property from private collections that have not been seen on the market for many years. One such notable collection is the Shaw Collection of Qing porcelains, assembled during the mid-1980s from pieces acquired mostly at auctions held in Hong Kong and New York. One outstanding lot from our ceramics section is A Blue and White Moonflask from the Yongle period, which was discovered in an American family home. Another notable example in the ceramics category is An Important Wucai ‘Fish’ Jar, Jiajing Mark and Period, de-accessioned from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and sold to benefit the Asian art acquisitions fund. Other institutional offerings include a collection of Buddhist art and archaic bronzes from the Masaki Art Museum in Osaka, and a pair of huanghuali chairs dating to the Late Ming/Early Qing period, from the St Matthias Anglican Church in Victoria, Canada.
The sale also includes a jade collection from An Important Florida Collection, and a selection of Buddhist gilt-bronzes, scholar’s objects and furniture. All categories of Chinese art are well-represented in this sale to be held on 11 and 12 September, which promises to be filled with exciting possibilities.
Clients who wish to bid on the below lots should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-606-7414 at least 24 hours prior to the evening of the sale.
Lots - 131, 168, 178, 210, 262, 277, 282, 303, 310, 362, 391