DALLAS – Dallas Auction Gallery conducted its first all Asian auction March 10, which was an unqualified success.
In March 2009, DAG saw a marked increase in demand for Asian art, furniture and pottery at auction during this traditional Asian auction month, with many pieces selling well above estimated values. This held true in Wednesday’s sale.
“Our first completely Asian Auction was a great success,” said Scott Shuford, president of DAG. “Our auctions pull a large international audience, and this auction was no exception. We had live bidding from over 28 different countries.”
LiveAuctioneers provided Internet live bidding.
The sale included 317 lots from an extensive local collection plus other quality consignments from around the world. Highlights included a superb collection of antique gilt bronze Buddhas, a large group of finely carved Chinese ivory, a pair of Chinese Qing cloisonné tripod censers on stands, a Chinese Qing Qianlong Imperial blue and white porcelain “He” shaped pot and high-quality jade pieces.
Some highlights from the sale are as follows:
- Chinese carved rhino horn Luohan, holding a fuchen (est. $20,000- $40,000). Provenance: important New York collection. Sold for $58,187.50.
- Chinese Ming or Qing gilt wood Shakyamuni Buddha with right hand pointing to the floor (a sign of victory against the evil), with red ground (est. $10,000-$15,000). Provenance: From the collection of Victor Oppenheim, the “Father of Columbian Geology.” Circa 17th-18th century, 25 inches high. Sold for $55,125.
- Chinese Qing Kangxi imperial edict written on five-color Yunjin brocade, dated the 36th year of the Kangxi period, seventh month, 19th day (est. $6,000-$9,000). Circa 1697, 17 feet long by 12 1/2 inches wide. Sold for $18,375.
- Important Japanese Koransha vase by Fukagawa, the lid with a kirin finial, two phoenix shaped handles, the body with highly stylized intricate decoration, Gilt mark to underside of lid (est. $3,000-$5,000). Possibly made for the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition, restoration, 28 inches high, circa 1875-1879. Sold for $8,579.
- Chinese Daoguang gilt porcelain water lily jardinière (est. $3,000-$5,000). Six character mark for the Great Qing Daoguang production. Circa 1821-1850, 2 3/4 inches high by 11 inches wide. Sold for $14,700.
- Chinese Qing carved ivory cup depicting figures in a landscape, having two dragon-shape handles (est. $3,000-$5,000). Provenance: Important collection in Florida. Circa late 18th or early 19th century, 8 3/4 inches high by 8 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches diameter. Sold for $15,925.
For additional information from the March 10 auction visit: www.dallasauctiongallery.com or call 214-653-3900.
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