Hindman plans 3 days of Asian art sales in March

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Qi Baishi’s ‘Flowers of the Four Seasons: Wisteria, Lotus, Chrysanthemum and Prunus.’ Estimate: $80,000-$120,000. Hindman image

CHICAGO – Hindman Auctions will present three days of Asian Art sales this March with over 1,000 lots, beginning with Chinese and Southeast Asian Works of Art on March 25, followed by Japanese and Korean Works of Art on March 26, and concluding with Asian Works of Art Online on March 27. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

“We are thrilled by the range of unique consignments featured in our March sales,” said Annie Wu, Hindman’s director and senior specialist of Asian Art. “We expect to see very strong engagement from online bidders given the current environment and anticipate that the sale will resonate with buyers, and what they are currently looking for in the Asian art market.”

Standout works in the Chinese and Southeast Asian Works of Art auction include a set of four scrolls by one of the most famous Chinese artists Qi Baishi titled Flowers of the Four Seasons: Wisteria, Lotus, Chrysanthemum and Prunus (above; estimate: $80,000-$120,000), and a large and finely painted Peonies and Quails with the signature of Zhao Chang, thought to potentially be from the Northern Song Dynasty (lot 17; estimate: $30,000-$50,000).

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Attributed to Zhao Chang, (possibly Northern Song Dynasty, 959-1016), ‘Peonies and Quails,’ ink and color on silk, framed, 73¾in x 45 in. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Hindman image

A well-carved 18th century bamboo figure of a yawning Luohan attributed to Feng Xilu and with an attractive estimate (below); $6,000-$8,000) is another highlight.

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Carved bamboo figure of yawning Luohan, Pantha the Elder, 4 7/8in high. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Hindman image

A set of four famille rose porcelain landscape plaques, each finely painted with blue and green enamel and depicting four scenes of a riverbank is also a notable work (lot 149; estimate: $25,000-$35,000).

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Sancai glazed pottery figure of a standing horse, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Estimate: $20,000-$25,000. Hindman image

Other exceptional lots include a sancai glazed pottery figure of a standing horse from the Tang Dynasty (lot 105; estimate: $20,000-$25,000) and a gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, possibly from the Ming Dynasty (lot 305; estimate: $20,000-$25,000).

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A gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, possibly Ming Dynasty. Estimate: $20,000- $25,000. Hindman image

A pair of Ming Dynasty cinnabar lacquer brushes and covers is another remarkable scholar’s object (lot 78; estimate: $20,000-$25,000). A mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer 12-panel screen is another outstanding work (lot 18; estimate: $15,000-$25,000). Each panel is inlaid with mother-of-pearl depicting a landscape with scholars and officials accompanied by attendants with guests gathering at the riverbank. The top of each panel features mountain peaks and distant pavilions enshrouded in clouds and mist, and the reverse is decorated with a birthday congratulation article in gilt lacquer, dated year Bingyin of Emperor Qianlong (1746).

Highlighting the Japanese and Korean Works of Art sale is Tsukioka Yoshitoshi’s The complete set of the series New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts (Shinkei sanjurokkaisen), which comprises 36 woodblock prints, bound as an album (lot 533; estimate: $10,000-$15,000). Munakata Shiko’s Female Buddha is another outstanding woodblock (lot 534; estimate: $2,000-$4,000). A large bronze ‘elephant’ jardinière from the Meiji period (lot 486; estimate: $2,000-$3,000) and a Japanese Kashu blade (lot 444; estimate: $1,500-$2,500) are other noteworthy items.

Bidding for the March 25 and 26 auctions begins at 10 a.m. CST.

The March 27 sale is online-only and bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Preview of the auction will be available by appointment only at Hindman’s Chicago office.


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