NEW YORK – Capsule Auctions will present Spring Asian Art, a sale featuring Asian paintings, prints, ceramics and decorative objects from New York and New England estates and collections, on Thursday, April 14 at 10 am Eastern time. Features of the sale include Chinese porcelains and ceramics as well as a large selection of Japanese woodblock prints. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Capsule Gallery continues to sell highlights from the renowned collection of Seymour Stein, whose extensive holdings have been a main feature of Capsule’s past sales and will continue to appear in future auctions. Featured in this sale from his collection is a Chinese blue and white Bajixiang porcelain ewer and cover, estimated at $5,000-$8,000. It features a six-character Qianlong (1735-1796) seal mark on the underside, takes the archaic bronze age he shape of a globular body and spout on four legs, and is decorated in underglaze-blue with the eight auspicious Buddhist symbols, Bajixiang.
Also from the Stein collection is a Chinese porcelain enamel-decorated table screen, with one side appearing to depict the story of the eight horses of Mu Wang. The frame and base of this work, which is estimated at $8,000-$10,000, is decorated in iron red and gilt, with one side of the screen depicting eight horses in a valley surrounded by mountains and the other side showing clustered pavilions by a river. There is a Qianlong six-character mark on the top edge of the base.
Another notable Stein lot is a Chinese porcelain dragon dish with a Jiaqing mark (1796-1820), estimated at $2,000-$4,000. It is decorated in underglaze blue on the interior and exterior and pictures a five claw dragon chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom. The six-character Jiaqing seal mark is located on the underside of the dish.
Also featured in the April 14 sale are Japanese woodblock color prints from a single-owner collection, including a Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Ukiyo-e print, a triptych titled Ladies Having Tea, estimated at $1,500-$2,500. More Ukiyo-e prints by Yoshitoshi and his esteemed teacher Utagawa Kuniyoshi will be available. Additional prints from the same collection include works by Hokusai, Kitagawa Utamaro, Utagawa Kunisada II and Kikugawa Eizan.
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