Asia Week in NYC

Artfact is promoting and hosting several sales for Asia Week in New York, including sales from Doyle, Elite Decorative Arts, Freeman's Auctioneers and I.M.Chait Gallery/Auctioneers.

In addition to the Artfact sales, Sotheby's has scheduled four sales, including contemporary Asian art, ceramics, Indian and Southeast Asian art, and classical Chinese art.  Christie's also has about six sales scheduled as well. It will be interesting to see how the Asian market performs this week.

By the way, in the new edition of the Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies - 2012 (available soon) are articles by Lydia Thompson, Ph.D. entitled The Path of the Chinese Art Market: Sustainable Growth or Bust and and an article by Cynthia Shaver entitled Asian Textiles: An Introductory Guide for Personal Property Appraisers.  Both are excellent reads.

Press release for the sales from Asia Week by Artfact

BOSTON, Mar 12, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Collectors of Asian art and antiques will have multiple opportunities to bid live at Artfact Live and AuctionZip Live during Asia Week New York, March 16-24, 2012. Four featured auctions will be simulcast and include collections of rare Asian art and antiques from Doyle New York, Elite Decorative Arts, Freeman's Auctioneers and I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers. Previews of items and advance bidding are both available now at Artfact/AuctionZip Asia Week 2012.

Doyle New York will present the rare arts of China, including the Honorable Judge Edgar Bromberger Collection and the Langsdorf Collection. Among the over 700 lots in the auction are an important Chinese bronze cannon dated the 34th Year of the Reign of the Emperor Kangxi (1695), a 17th century River Landscape rhinoceros horn libation cup, a Ming style blue and white glazed porcelain bowl with the Qianlong Seal Mark and of the Period, numerous fine jade carvings, and over 200 lots of monochrome porcelains.

The Elite Decorative Arts auction features nearly 800 lots of top-quality Chinese carvings and works of art. The auction showcases intricately carved ivory, jade, wood and stones as well as porcelain, metalwork, artwork and much more.

Freeman's Asian Arts auction features a collection of sought-after huanghuali furniture offered without reserve, including a Ming wine table, a pair of Qing dynasty horseshoe back armchairs and a Kang table. Other sale highlights include a large green jade brush pot and massive late Ming gilt bronze and cloisonne covered jar, acquired in China before the 1900s by a Chinese trade seamen.

I.M. Chait's sixth annual Important Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works auction will feature several stunning and highly valuable Chinese pieces, such as a Yuan Dynasty large blue and white bowl previously in the T. T. Tsui Museum, an important carved spinach jade brush pot originally purchased from Spink London, and a Qianlong Imperial Lapis Lazuli table screen. Also included is an important collection of Contemporary carved Ivory and Wood Netsuke and several fine Contemporary Ojime Beads, all collected in Japan by Rodney Tillman who, in association with the Imiri Family, helped save and preserve Tokyo's "Shrine of The Long White Beard."

To browse full-color catalogs, register to bid or to place an advance bid for these auctions, please visit Artfact/AuctionZip Asia Week 2012.

Asia Week New York 2012 is a collaboration among Asian art specialists, auction houses, and 17 museums and Asian cultural institutions in the metropolitan New York area.
Source: Business Wire

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