HOUSTON – Langley Scott, a leading fine art and antiques online auction house; and Simpson Galleries, Houston’s oldest fine art and antiques auction company, have partnered to produce an Aug. 14 auction featuring more than 300 lots of Asian works of art and furniture. The panoramic array of goods spanning 800 years of dynastic design will be available to Internet bidders throughout the world using LiveAuctioneers.com.
Lots include a Chinese Shou Shan Tianhuang figural group carving, a Chinese Archaistic-style carved ivory bell, A Khmer carved sandstone Head of Brahma, a fine Chinese Famille Rose enameled glass snuff bottle, a Chinese watercolor by Lu Yanshao and a pair of late-19th-century Satsuma parcel gilt and painted vases, among others.
Other featured lots include a large Ming Dynasty Longquan celadon carved charger, 15th century, of circular form and heavily potted with a conforming shallow well centering a trellis diaper patterned panel. This is enclosed by a detailed cavetto of elegant scrolling foliage and peony blossoms within a gently angled flat rim of sinuous carved and combed stylized vines beneath a translucent glaze of olive green tones shading darker in recessed details. Its diameter is 16½ inches.
“This will be a historically significant event for Langley Scott and Simpson Galleries. The collaboration has led to an incredibly rich body of Asian art and design to be presented to the public,” said Nicole A. Tribe, founder and auctioneer of Langley Scott. “Bidders from all over the world will have an opportunity to purchase significant works demonstrating the Asian craftsmanship and aesthetic.”
For additional information on any lot in the sale, call 713-628-8377 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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