Bonhams announces New York Asia Week sale highlights



2016-02-24 16:21:02

Bonhams has announced details of its forthcoming New York Asia Week sales.

Bonhams' sale series kicks off on March 14 with three auctions - Chinese Snuff Bottles from Two Private American Collections, Chinese Works of Art and Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art.

The first sale features over 100 important snuff bottles from the renowned collections of Joanna Lau Sullivan and Marcia Howard, and the second includes over 150 lots such as bronzes, Buddhist art, porcelain, scholar's rocks and outstanding jade.

Standout lots from this sale include a monumental cast bronze figure of Mahakasyapa, one of Buddha's disciples, estimated at $300,000-$600,000, and an 18th century imperial spinach-jade chime valued at $50,000-$70,000.

Notable lots from the Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art sale include a seminal 16th century mandala from the famed Ngor monastery of Central Tibet, estimated at $400,000-$600,000, and a rare copper figure of Devi from around 9th century Nepal priced at $200,000-$300,000.

Then on March 16 the company will present the only dedicated sale of Japanese works to be held throughout Asia Week New York. More than 200 lots of classical and modern art, ceramics, Buddhist art, decorative arts and samurai artefacts will cross the block, led by a rare 18th century erotic handscroll valued at $35,000-$45,000 and a gold lacquer smoking set estimated at $18,000-$25,000.

"Asia Week New York serves as the pivotal North American hub for the world collecting community in this dynamic and ever-changing field," said Dessa Goddard, head of Asian Art, Bonhams North America.

"It provides an exceptional platform for Bonhams to present highly important and compelling works from distinguished private collections. As a market leader in Asian art, Bonhams is proud to be a strong supporter of this exciting week of sales and exhibitions."


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