Christie’s announces Asian Art Week series schedule

Rare finely cast bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, early to mid-sixth century B.C., 20¾in. (52.7 cm.) wide across handle. Estimate: $350,000-$450,000 U.S. Christie’s image

NEW YORK – Christie’s has announced its Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings and events, from Sept. 4-29. This season presents 12 auctions featuring over 1,000 objects from 5,000 years of art spanning all epochs and categories of Asian art comprising Chinese archaic bronzes through Japanese and Korean art to contemporary Indian painting.

Highlights include an early to mid-sixth century B.C. ding bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover (above) estimated at $350,000-$450,000; a third–fourth century gray schist figure of a bodhisattva from the ancient region of Gandhara (below) est. $1.5 million-2.5 million), the groundbreaking The Last Chapter by Rameshwar Broota (est. $250,000-$350,000); and Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong porcelain from the prestigious collection of James and Marilynn Alsdorf. From rare huanghuali furniture to modern paintings by Vasudeo S. Gaitonde, Tyeb Mehta and Jehangir Sabavala, treasures from every category of Asian art wait to be discovered.

A large and important gray schist figure of a bodhisattva, ancient region of Gandhara, third-fouth century A.D. Estimate: $1,500,000-$2,500,000 U.S. Christie’s image

All works will be presented in an exhibition by appointment from Sept. 16 at Christie’s New York.

Christie’s Asian Art Week live auctions schedule:

– Japanese and Korean Art, 10 a.m., Sept. 22;

– A Lasting Engagement: The Jane and Kito de Boer Collection, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 23;

– South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art, 2 p.m., Sept. 23;

– Devotion in Stone: Gandharan Masterpieces from a Private Japanese Collection, Sept. 23;

– Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part I, 8:30 a.m. Sept 24;

– Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 24;

– Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art, 4 p.m., Sept. 24;

– Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sept. 25.

Rameshwar Broota (Indian, b. 1941), ‘The Last Chapter,’ acrylic on canvas, 70 x 50in (177.8 x 127cm.), painted in 1982. Estimate: $250,000-$350,000 U.S. Christie’s image

Christie’s Asian Art Week online sales schedule:

– A Lasting Engagement: Jane and Kito de Boer Collection, Sept. 4-25;

– Sacred and Imperial: James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Sept. 4-29;

– Contemporary Art Asia, Sept. 4-27;

– Crafted Landscapes: Ankarcrona Collection of Japanese Lacquer and Asian Works of Art; Sept. 10 to  Oct. 1.