Sotheby's announces Asia Week New York line-up



2016-02-26 11:11:30

Sotheby's has revealed its line-up for Asia Week New York, with lots spanning 3,000 of history and craftsmanship.

The company will kick things off on Tuesday March 15 with three sales: The Reverend Richard Fabian Collection of Chinese Classical Furniture, Chinese Art from Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art.

The first sale will offer 63 lots from one of America's finest surviving private collections of Chinese hardwood furniture, ranging from delicate tabletop objects to furniture such as a a pair of Huanghuali And Huamu ‘Fu’ Character Yokeback Armchairs estimated at $500,000-$700,000.

The second will offer a strong selection of artworks and ceramics dating from the Song Dynasty to the early 20th Century, along with enameled metal wares from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Amongst the standout lots is a rare Cloisonné-Enamel and Gilt-Bronze five-piece altar garniture known as a Wugong, created during the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty and valued at $300,000-$500,000.

The third sale will include 111 lots of Modern & Contemporary South Asian art, led by a monumental Vasudeo S. Gaitonde work estimated $2.5-$3.5 million and a rare landscape by Amrita Sher-gil, from the collection of her Hungarian cousin Viola Egan, estimated at $1.8-$3 million.

Next up on March 16 is the Important Chinese Art sale, featuring more than 200 lots across two sessions. The line-up features treasures from the collections of Terence Stamp, Elizabeth Mead Merck and David Utterberg, and is led by a Tang Dynasty Sancai-Glazed Pottery Figure Of A Court Lady from the collection of A. Alfred Taubman, valued at $700,000-$900,000.

Also on March 16 is the sale of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art, including Property from the Estate of Dr. Claus Virch. Highlights from the sale will include Tibetan bronze sculptures and thangkas; Buddhist ritual objects; classical Indian stone sculptures and paintings; Southeast Asian bronze sculptures; and fine Jain paintings and sculptures.

March 17 will see 220 artworks cross the block as part of the Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy sale, with leading lots including Kuncan’s hanging scroll Recluse in the Deep White Clouds estimated at $200,000-$250,000.

The sales series wraps up on March 19 with Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, includes pieces from the Collection of A. Alfred Taubman and the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, along with rare items from across the Asian continent.

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