Asian Art, Continental and American Decorative Arts Keep Bidding Hot at Garth's This Summer One of the largest assemblages of high impact items in Garth’s Auctions history will go into the record books on July 26 and 27, when more than 1,000 lots come up for auction in Delaware, Ohio.
figure of Avalokitesvara (Est. $12,000-$18,000). Javanese bronze works include an early multiple-armed deity with silver and bronze content and nice patina seated on a lotus throne (Est. $8,000 - $12,000).
Fine and early cloisonne includes a gilt bronze wine vessel marked for “Qianlong” and estimated at $18,000 - $28,000, and a rare double peach form censer with twelve gilt bats and seven small peaches from the Qianlong Period (with Qian Long Nian Zhi on base, Est. $15,000 - $25,000).
While ivory offerings will include netsuke and other traditional carvings, an impressive pagoda-shaped urn with foo lions, dragons and a Buddha in the tower should excite bidders (Est. $4,000 - $6,000).
Among the porcelain in the auction, several choice pieces of early blue and white include a fine cup with Chen Hua mark (Est. $2,000 - $3,000), a bowl marked for Qianlong with immortals (Est. $1,200 - $1,800). A fine peach-bloom glazed Guan Yin vase with Guang Xu mark surfaced in a Stanford University private collection (Est. $1,500 - $2,500). Additional porcelain offerings include a Famille Rose dish with Jianqing mark with wonderful decoration (Est. $3,500 - $4,500), a WuCai round container with pierced holes from the Jia Qing Period (Est. $2,000 - $3,000), and teapots by Shao Jing Nan, Chen Min Yuan and Gu JinZhou.
Early scrolls offer choices including Zhu Da and Qiu Yin; while many contemporary scrolls will be offered, including works by Qi Liang Mo, Wu Changshou, Chen Dayue, Huang Bin Hong, Li Hong Zhang, and renowned artists Yu Hui (Director of Research at the Beijing Palace Museum) and Song Baiping (an award-winning calligraphy artist). Many fine contemporary paintings including examples by Chuang Che, Zhang DaQian, Guang Zeju, Lu Sibai, To Wu Zoren and Yin Wen Liang with subjects ranging from portraits to landscapes.
Rounding out the Asian Art session are several other important carvings, including a carved agate bowl (Est. $6,000 - $8,000) and a coral carving of Guan Yin with a dragon (Est. $1,800 - $2,800); chinese silver; peking glass; textiles, rare currency, court necklaces, and woodblock prints.
For more information about the Summer Asian Art, Continental and American Fine & Decorative Arts, visit garths.com or call 740-362-4771. Full color catalogs are available ($30, postage paid) and the auction will be offered with live online bidding via garthslive.com.