Skinner to Host Asian Art Auction in Marlborough MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – July 16, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Asian Works of Art on July 26th in its Marlborough gallery. Following the event, a second offering of lots will be open for b
News-Antique.com - Jul 16,2013 - Asian Porcelain and Lacquerware
Export and Republic porcelain and lacquerware from various estates and collectors will be featured, including a 20th century blue and white bowl with a six-character Chenghua mark (lot 62, $2,000 to $3,000), a pair of Nanking-style blue and white Meiping vases depicting riverside pagodas and houses (lot 82, $400 to $600), and a 20th century famille rose covered jar with Buddhist emblems (lot 124, $300 to $500). Two black lacquer wood document boxes with mother-of-pearl inlay will be offered, one decorated with confronting dragons flanking a pearl (lot 324, $500 to $700) and the other with a peacock roundel (lot 329, $400 to $600).
Japanese porcelain is highlighted by two Satsuma covered censers, one decorated in gilt with figures, flowers, and landscapes (lot 200, $300 to $500), the other depicting figures in two butterfly-shaped panels on a flowered ground in gilt and polychrome enamel (lot 201, $200 to $300). Each censer bears a gold Kozan mark. A Satsuma covered teapot with a mark by the Shimazu Family is also available (lot 210, $200 to $300).
Asian Furniture, Prints, and Decorative Objects
Furniture highlights include a Chinese export hardwood bench with a central cartouche depicting flowers and birds surrounded by Immortals and mythical beasts (lot 560, $1,000 to $1,500) and a 19th century seven-panel inlaid wood throne screen (lot 585, $2,000 to $3,000), each panel decorated with carved chilong amidst ruyi-clouds.
A fine group of prints will be offered, including representative works from artists such as Kiyoshi Saito and Utamaro. Two framed woodblock prints of landscapes by Kiyoshi Saito (lot 501, $800 to $1,000) and five woodblock prints of Bijinga by Utamaro depicting courtesans in a variety of settings (lot 505, $200 to $400) will be auctioned.
Notable objects include the auction’s cover lot, a pair of cloisonné candle holders, each in the form of a crane perched on a tortoise (lot 379, $500 to $700), a Raj Bangshi mask (lot 282, $800 to $1,200), and three gilt-bronze Rattanakosin-style figures of Shakyamuni (lot 526, $800 to $1,200). A sliding lid storage box decorated with a peacock on one side and a kirtimukha on the other (lot 591A, $300 to $500) is just one example from a selection of Tibetan folk artifacts.
On July 29th bidding will commence for the online Asian Art auction which offers a wide selection of material that will generate excitement for both collectors and interior designers alike. Highlights include a 19th century kesi tapestry from the family of an early 20th century collector (lot 327, $2,000 to $3,000), a yellow silk kimono decorated with a diamond-blossom pattern in purple done in the nu shibori dying technique (lot 415, $300 to $500), an Indian bronze figure of a naga seated on a lotus throne (lot 435, $500 to $700), and two Chinese export chargers, one decorated with birds and flowers, the other depicting scholar’s objects (lot 69, $375 to $625).
Previews, Catalog, and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on