Demand spurs Skinner to add 3rd Asian art sale, Oct. 1-2

Jade mountain, China, Ch'ien Lung mark (1735-1796) and period, 7 x 3 1/2 inches, ‘Yuti,’ Qianlong seal. Estimate $40,000-60,000. Image courtesy of Skinner Inc.

Jade mountain, China, Ch’ien Lung mark (1735-1796) and period, 7 x 3 1/2 inches, ‘Yuti,’ Qianlong seal. Estimate $40,000-60,000. Image courtesy of Skinner Inc.

BOSTON – Skinner Inc. will conduct a third auction of Asian Works of Art this year, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

As a result of China’s ongoing economic boom, the Asian Art market continues to be extremely active, driven by demand from both buyers and consignors alike. According to Karen Keane, CEO of Skinner Inc., “We’re seeing demand for Asian material as never before. The demand from Asian collectors, many of who are seeking to reclaim their cultural history and heritage, has prompted Skinner to offer an additional auction of Asian Works this year. We’re responding with a terrific sale in the midst of our high auction season.”

The sale will offer more than 1,100 lots and features the private collection of Wolfgang Rath. Much of the material in the Rath collection comes from the Republican period (1911-1949), when imperial rule ended and China experienced a great deal of economic and political discord. Porcelain from this era is not readily available, and the vases, ewers, bowls and bottles of the Rath collection offer important, rare examples of works from this period.

A large group of jades will be offered, with a jade mountain from the Ch’ien Lung period as the crowning jewel. Carved as a mountain landscape with deer and pines, this piece, lot 600, has an estimated auction value of $40,000 to $60,000.

A good grouping of scholar items will be offered, as well as a number of fine Chinese paintings, highlighted by a modern work of Liu Guosong: Abstract Landscape, lot 784, estimated at $8,000 to $10,000. Other works of note include lot 349, a rosewood display cabinet with an estimated auction value of $3,000 to $5,000; a large lacquer box from late 19th century China, lot 385, estimated at $8,000 to $10,000; lot 946, a gilt-bronze Avalokiteshvara from the private collection of Annelise Freiheit has an estimated value of $6,000 to $8,000; and a tapestry weave robe from late 19th century China, lot 843, is estimated at $10,000 to $15,000.

Previews, Catalogue & Bidding: Previews will be held Friday, Sept. 30, from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 to 11 a.m., and Sunday, Oct., 2, from 9 to 11 a.m.

For details visit www.skinnerinc.com or call 508-970-3000.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Large lacquer box, China, late 19th century, lobated shape, red lacquer with engraved dragons and clouds, filled in with blue, black, and gold, Ch'ien Lung mark on the base, 15 inches diameter. Estimate $8,000-10,000. Image courtesy of Skinner Inc.

Large lacquer box, China, late 19th century, lobated shape, red lacquer with engraved dragons and clouds, filled in with blue, black, and gold, Ch’ien Lung mark on the base, 15 inches diameter. Estimate $8,000-10,000. Image courtesy of Skinner Inc.

Painting, Liu Guosong (b. 1932), ink rubbing and light colors on paper, ‘Abstract Landscape,’ signed ‘Liu Guosong,’ dated 1968, mounted in hanging scroll format, framed and glazed, 17 3/4 x 35 1/2 inches. Estimate $8,000-10,000. Image courtesy of Skinner Inc.

Painting, Liu Guosong (b. 1932), ink rubbing and light colors on paper, ‘Abstract Landscape,’ signed ‘Liu Guosong,’ dated 1968, mounted in hanging scroll format, framed and glazed, 17 3/4 x 35 1/2 inches. Estimate $8,000-10,000. Image courtesy of Skinner Inc.

Tapestry weave robe, China, late 19th century, Ko'ssu dragon robe, mustard color with gold thread dragons. Estimate $10,000-15,000. Image courtesy of Skinner Inc.

Tapestry weave robe, China, late 19th century, Ko’ssu dragon robe, mustard color with gold thread dragons. Estimate $10,000-15,000. Image courtesy of Skinner Inc.

Gilt-bronze Avalokiteshvara, Sino-Tibetan, 18th century, the 11-headed thousand-armed divinity, 22 3/4 inches high. Estimate $6,000-8,000. Image courtesy of Skinner Inc.

Gilt-bronze Avalokiteshvara, Sino-Tibetan, 18th century, the 11-headed thousand-armed divinity, 22 3/4 inches high. Estimate $6,000-8,000. Image courtesy of Skinner Inc.