Asia Week

Asia Week | Fall 2023


This September, Sotheby’s is privileged to present an extraordinary and diverse range of Asian Art collections. Leading this week is the Dharma and Tantra auction, a carefully curated auction of sculptures, paintings and ritual works of art that encapsulate the development and diffusion of Buddhist art in Asia. Highlights of the sale include a group of seven masterpieces of Tibetan art from the Nyingjei Lam Collection, sold to raise funds to support medical and educational projects throughout Asia, and a magnificent Yuan dynasty gilt-copper alloy figure of Hevajra and Nairatmya.
The Everything is Transient. An Important White-Glazed Korean Moon Jar sale this season presents a superb white-glazed Korean moon jar of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), from the late 17th to the early 18th centuries.
Immediately following the sale is the Vestiges of Ancient China auction, offering over 60 lots exploring China’s antiquity through a selection of bronzes, jades and sculptures from the earliest Neolithic Cultures to the Tang dynasty (618-907).
This season’s Important Chinese Art auction will feature an impressive array of porcelains, early ceramics, textiles and jades from important private collections. The sale also features a selection of important ceramics and works of art from the Barbara and Lester Levy Collection, amassed with an emphasis on works produced for the court of the Dowager Empress Cixi (1835-1908), as well as an important collection of textiles.
Closing the week are three online auctions: a single-owner SUBLIME BEAUTY: Korean Ceramics from a Private Collection Part II, comprising a selection of 28 exceptional Korean ceramics from the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties; CHINA / 5000 YEARS, comprises a diverse selection of over 200 pieces of Ming and Qing porcelains, jades, early ceramics, furniture, and more.

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