BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – Antiquities-Saleroom.com unveiled details of its May 17 absentee and online auction this week. Titled ‘Asian Art Through the Ages, ‘ it is the fourth in a series of specialized auctions planned for 2013 and will be conducted through LiveAuctioneers.com.
The sale features two lifelong snuff bottle and netsuke collections from well-known collectors in San Francisco and Scottsdale, Arizona. Over 100 snuff bottles are featured, including many published examples, signed bottles from noted artists and some very unique and beautiful examples created from exotic stones. Also included are important and extremely detailed ivory and ox-bone netsuke from world-class artisans.
“Even if you do not specialize in Asian art, you can’t help but be taken by the beauty of the art of this enigmatic and complex region,” said Teresa Dodge, executive director and co-founder of Antiquities Saleroom.
With more than 415 lots, Asian Art through the Ages will appeal to a wide variety of tastes and interests, Dodge said. The auction begins with exquisite ancient Asian art pieces, created long before the immense and powerful Chinese dynasties took the world stage. The first 12 lots include Neolithic stone and pottery objects, dating back more than 4500 years. Each piece has been carefully curated by private collectors from across the United States and is a fine example of the period and form it represents.
The auction continues with an array of Chinese, Southeast Asian and Persian art created under dynastic rulers whose immense power impacted Asia and the world beyond. These pieces include a series of beautiful royal daggers and sabers bearing the maker’s mark of Asad-O-lah, a royal sword maker of 16th century Persia.
A group of incredible Chinese snuff bottles and Japanese netsuke from two prominent collectors will bring the auction into the modern era. These pieces are truly museum quality, and several of them have been featured in museum collections. The collectors have spent decades refining their collections and are now sharing them for the first time.
Antiquities Saleroom invites those who appreciate the art of ancient cultures to peruse the stellar offerings in the Friday, May 17 auction, which begins at 12 noon Eastern Time. Bids may be placed absentee prior to the sale or live on auction day through LiveAuctioneers.com.
For additional information about any item in the auction, please call Teresa Dodge directly at 720-502-5289 or email email@example.com.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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