BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – A large Corinthian black-figure column krater, is one of the highly anticipated lots in I.M. Chait’s Asian and International Fine Arts Auction to be held Sunday, Oct. 4. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.
Circa sixth century B.C., the vessel (above) measures 16 3/4 inches wide and depicts a pair of warriors flanked by four nude men. The opposite side is decorated with a reveling Dionysus and Silenus centered with a pair of satyrs to each side. With incised accents and painted with dark brown and red slip, the krater carries a $15,000-$20,000 estimate.
Also important, a 19th century finely polished Chinese jadeite carving in the form of a large Buddha’s hand (below) on an original elaborately openwork carved wood stand is estimated at $20,000-$30,000.
Additional Buddhist works of art include prayer beads, thangkas, gilt bronzes and carved wood temple figures.
Also offered in the 400-lot auction are Greek, Roman, and Egyptian ceramic and bronze artifacts; a group of Chinese zitan and huanghuali wood furniture; a selection of fine jadeite jewelry, precious and semiprecious stone jewelry; Chinese ceramics including Tang and Han pottery, as well as a Neolithic vessel; Ming and Qing porcelains, some marked and of the period; fine artworks including a watercolor painting by American artist Frank Tenney Johnson, to modern prints by Japanese artists Yayoi Kusuma and Yoshitomo Nara.
For details contact I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers by phone at 310-285-0182 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.