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Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

10 September | New York

G ifted by philanthropists and Asian art collectors Florence and Herbert Irving to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, over 300 Chinese works of art will be offered this September to benefit the Museum’s acquisition fund. Over 120 exquisite Imperial Qianlong period jades, brushpots, paintings and objects for the scholar’s studio will feature in the dedicated single-owner sale, including a finely carved spinach-green jade brushpot formerly in the Fonthill House Collection. A selection of objects will also be offered in Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art Asian Art Featuring Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art- The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift.

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Los Angeles Preview Exhibition

Selected highlights will be available for preview at Sotheby’s Los Angeles, 2029 Century Park East, Suite 2950, Los Angeles, CA, 99067, from 20–23 August, from 10 am to 5 pm, or by appointment. For inquiries, please contact the Chinese Works of Art department at 212-606-7332 or email Hannah.Thompson@sothebys.com

Images from left to right: Florence and Herbert Irving. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Lot
    a finely carved large spinach-green jade 'immortals' brushpot, qing dynasty, qianlong period
  • Lot
    a massive spinach-green jade 'dragon' washer, qing dynasty
  • Lot
    a yellowish beige jade 'landscape' boulder, qing dynasty, qianlong period and a spinach-green jade 'landscape' boulder, qing dynasty, qianlong period
  • Lot
    a carved and pierced bamboo 'meiren' brushpot, late ming dynasty
  • Lot
    a fine peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and cover, kangxi mark and period
  • Lot
    a celadon jade 'luohan' inscribed boulder, qing dynasty
  • Lot
    a 'chicken bone' and black jade 'laozi' inscribed boulder, qing dynasty

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