Important Asian art expected to excel at Gianguan auction June 13

 A Qing five-piece cloisonné altar garniture includes a censure, two candlesticks and two vases, all 9 to 10 inches tall. The rare set is estimated at $40,000-$60,000. Gianguan Auctions images

A Qing five-piece cloisonné altar garniture includes a censure, two candlesticks and two vases, all 9 to 10 inches tall. The rare set is estimated at $40,000-$60,000. Gianguan Auctions images

NEW YORK – Gianguan Auctions will offer more than 50 Chinese ink works of art as well as outstanding collections of Qing Dynasty cloisonné, carved jade, antique and contemporary ceramics and magnificent jewelry at their June 13 sale.

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A highlight of the decorative arts item is Lot 169, a five-piece Qing Dynasty cloisonné enamel altar set (pictured above). Rarely has such exquisite garniture resplendent in color and technical achievement passed down through the ages intact. A similar set can be seen in the Taipei Palace Museum.

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The sale opens with a strong collection of GIA certificated jade and jadeite gems.

 A translucent emerald-green jade pillow-cut cartouche pendant surrounded by baguette-cut diamonds, mounted in white gold, is expected to sell for $6,000-$10,000. Gianguan Auctions image

A translucent emerald-green jade pillow-cut cartouche pendant surrounded by baguette-cut diamonds, mounted in white gold, is expected to sell for $6,000-$10,000. Gianguan Auctions image

The paintings session leads with Lot 71, Zhang Daqian’s double panel Lotus. A 20th century, nearly monochromatic work, it is among the most accomplished of the artist’s ink splash oeuvre, a technique that rivaled Western experiments in Expressionism. With three artist seals on each panel, Lotus is expected to command $100,000 to $150,000.

Among the oldest of the decorative items in the auction is Lot 177, a parcel gilt silver phoenix-form zun (vessel). On the back of the phoenix is a censer zun with bellows-like handle surmounted with a toad finial (est. $8,000-$15,000). Gianguan Auctions image

Among the oldest of the decorative items in the auction is Lot 177, a parcel gilt silver phoenix-form zun (vessel). On the back of the phoenix is a censer zun with bellows-like handle surmounted with a toad finial (est. $8,000-$15,000). Gianguan Auctions image

Before the auction ends, collectors will vie for Lot 282, the Northern Song Emperor Huizong’s Heavenly “Daoshan Duan” inkstone, which has a value of more than $850,000.

The Northern Song Emperor Huizong’s inkstone is marked ‘By Imperial Decree: Xuan He.’ The carved inkstone is 12 5/8 inches in length and estimated at $850,000-$1.5 million. Gianguan Auctions image

The Northern Song Emperor Huizong’s inkstone is marked ‘By Imperial Decree: Xuan He.’ The carved inkstone is 12 5/8 inches in length and estimated at $850,000-$1.5 million. Gianguan Auctions image

Gianguan Auctions is located at 295 Madison Ave., New York City. For additional information, call 212-867-7288 or email info@gianguanauctions.com.

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.