Cowan’s Asian art sale Sept. 13 features fine ivory, jade

Large Chinese jadeite covered vessel, estimate $20,000-$30,000. Cowan's Auctions Inc.

Large Chinese jadeite covered vessel, estimate $20,000-$30,000. Cowan’s Auctions Inc.

CINCINNATI – Cowan’s Auctions Inc. will host an Asian art auction on Sept. 13. The sale will feature over 800 lots consisting of a wide selection of high quality ivory, jade and porcelain, Chinese and Japanese prints and scroll paintings, Chinese furniture and reference material on Asian Art. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

“Cowan’s will be offering several important collections of Asian Art on Sept. 13th,” notes Graydon Sikes, director, Asian art. “Among the strongest categories include several very fine 19th century robes, altar covers and other embroidered textiles, two outstanding pairs of Japanese carved tusks will be offered, as well as a fine collection of Chinese ivory from a private collector in Indiana.”

A Tibetan bronze Manjushri is estimated to sell anywhere between $20,000-$30,000. The statue is a gilt bronze figure of Manjushri inlaid with coral and turquoise painted details.

Jade pieces are expected to perform well in the auction. A large Chinese jadeite covered vessel is estimated at $20,000-$30,000. A Chinese celadon jade covered vessel is estimated at $8,000-$12,000, a Chinese white jade Buddha is estimated to bring anywhere between $8,000-$12,000, and a Chinese Mind Period jade water buffalo carving is estimated at $11,000-$12,000.

Exceptional works of ivory will be offered in the sale. A Chinese standing ivory Guanyin with a bouquet of flowers is estimated to bring $4,000-$8,000, a Chinese carved ivory fantasy mountain with Guanyin is expected to sell for $4,000-$8,000, and a grouping of Japanese carved ivory figures are estimated at $6,000-$8,000.

The auction will also feature Japanese and Chinese vases. A pair of mixed metal Japanese vases from the Meiji Period are estimated at $20,000-$30,000, a rare Chinese Meiping double-fish vase is expected to sell for $8,000-$12,000, and an important pair of Republic Period vases by Liu Yuchen are estimated at $6,000-$8,000.

Chinese furniture will come up for auction in the Asian Art sale. A pair of Chinese carved hall chairs are estimated at $2,000-$3,000, a pair of Chinese carved throne chairs with mother of pearl inlay are estimated at $2,000-$3,000, and a Ming-style rosewood stand is expected to bring anywhere between $1,000-$1,500.

For more information contact Graydon Sikes at 513-871-1670.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Large Chinese jadeite covered vessel, estimate $20,000-$30,000. Cowan's Auctions Inc.

 

Large Chinese jadeite covered vessel, estimate $20,000-$30,000. Cowan’s Auctions Inc.

Tibetan bronze Manjushri, estimate $20,000-$30,000. Cowan's Auctions Inc.

Tibetan bronze Manjushri, estimate $20,000-$30,000. Cowan’s Auctions Inc.

Chinese celadon jade covered vessel, estimate $8,000-$12,000. Cowan's Auctions Inc.

Chinese celadon jade covered vessel, estimate $8,000-$12,000. Cowan’s Auctions Inc.

Exceptionally carved pair of Meiji Period Japanese brush pots, $6,000-$8,000. Cowan's Auctions Inc.

Exceptionally carved pair of Meiji Period Japanese brush pots, $6,000-$8,000. Cowan’s Auctions Inc.