Lark Mason & iGavel Associates’ Asian Sale Totals Over $2.7 Million on iGavelAuctions.com The iGavel Auctions sale of Asian, Ancient, and Ethnographic Works of Art presented by Lark Mason and Associates that closed on May 4th had 260 sold lots resulting in a total of over $2,700,000.
News-Antique.com - May 07,2012 - For Immediate Release – The iGavel Auctions sale of Asian, Ancient, and Ethnographic Works of Art presented by Lark Mason and Associates that closed on May 4th had 260 sold lots resulting in a total of over $2,700,000. Buyers were from many countries, with a large group of successful bidders from the People’s Republic of China.
Nine lots sold above $100,000 each, and received 191 bids. The top ten lots realized over $1.3 million. Highlights from this group are: a Chinese Huanghuali Pair of Yokeback Armchairs, 17th Century; QiBaishi,(1864-1957),WisteriaandBees, Color Inks on Paper; a Chinese Porcelain Underglaze Copper-Red Decorated Dragon Vase, 18th Century; an Antique 19th Century Chinese Book with Paintings and Calligraphy; a Chinese Iron Red and Underglaze Blue Cup, Yongzheng Mark and Period; and a Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), Lotus, Color Inks on Paper.
Included in this sale were five Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cups. Of the five, three had 35 cumulative bids and sold for over $440,000. Another lot of note was a pair of Huanghuali Dragon-Decorated Cabinet Doors, 17th Century, which received 13 bids and sold for over $96,000.
iGavel is a leader in online art auctions. Our sellers are a select group of international dealers, non-profit organizations, and regional auction houses, who follow a code of professional conduct in their presentation and sale of works of art on the iGavel Auctions site.
Lark E. Mason - President of iGavel - was formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department, and a Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com. He frequently appears on national and international media as a guest appraiser.