Luxury in New York. Asia Week Sales at Sotheby’s in New York. Friday 14 March 2014, 10am at Sotheby’s. Highlights Include:
CHINESE ART THROUGH THE EYE OF SAKAMOTO GORO: A BRONZE OWL.
An Owl- Headed Ritual Wine Vessel (Hu) dating from the Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty (c. 8/7th century BC), the only surviving owl bronze of this caliber.
Single-Owner Sale on 18 Mach, estimate: $4/6 million, right.
ARCHAIC BRONZES AND THE WU DACHENG JIJINTU SCROLL.
A single owner sale of a group of significant bronzes from the Shang and Zhou Dynasties together with a handscroll of rubbings taken from the actual bronzes.
Single-Owner Sale on 18 March, sale estimate $800,000/1.2 million, scroll estimate $100/150,000.
A RARE MOLDED BLUE AND WHITE BARBED RIM DISH, YUAN DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY.
An exceptionally rare dish with blue ground ruyi-shaped panels that has been in the same family collection for over 60 years.
Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 19 March, estimate: $200/300,000.
THE TAMASHIGE TIBET COLLECTION.
The collection is led by a Very Fine Gilt Copper Alloy Figure Depicting Tara from the Yongle period (1403-1424,) finished and gilded to perfection with the Yongle hallmark style of jewelry and lotus petals.
Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art Sale on 19 March, sculpture estimate: $300/500,000.
PAINTING NO. 3 BY VASUDEO S. GAITONDE.
Painting No. 3 captures a pivotal moment in the artist’s career when he turned away from his earlier geometric works and began to experiment with using a paint roller and palette knife.
Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art Sale on 19 March, estimate: $2/3 million.
Yuan Yao (active mid-18th century), The Cantilevered Road To Shu.
A huge landscape measuring 6×8 feet with a wealth of varied detail and shifting perspectives depicting travelers on the Cantilevered Road to Shu (Sichuan).
Sale on 20 March, estimate: $2/3 million.
Shuimo / Water Ink: Enchanted Landscapes.
The second annual exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Ink Paintings, this year’s exhibition explores the theme of bold renewal and reinterpretation. Highlights include Yellow Mountain 2 by Zeng Xiaojun.
Exhibition on view from 14-28 March.
When: Friday, 14 March 2014, 10am. Exhibitions: Open to the public beginning 14 March.
Who: Henry Howard-Sneyd, Vice Chairman, Asian Art and Sotheby’s specialists including Mandarin speakers.
Where: 1334 York Avenue (72nd Street), 10th floor galleries.