NEW YORK, NY.- Doyle New York
s Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, September 15 at 10am presents the arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings include jade, porcelain, pottery, bronzes, scholars objects, screens, snuff bottles, furniture and paintings.
Chinese jades in the sale are highlighted by two lots from the Collection of Jerome M. and Rhoda S. Fischer. These include a pair of 19th century white jade bowls of chrysanthemum shape, diameter 6 7/8 inches (est. $30,000-50,000) and a pair of 18th century light celadon jade cups, diameter 4 1/2 inches (est. $25,000-35,000). From El Morocco: The John Perona Collection are a late 18th century celadon jade Lingzhi Fungus vase, height 7 inches, width 10 inches (est. $15,000-25,000), and a 19th century yellowish-green jade covered censer, height 6 1/2 inches (est. $12,000-18,000).
Bronzes in the sale feature a 18th/19th century Tibetan gilt and pigment painted bronze Yama Dharmaraja depicting the Lord of Death astride a buffalo crushing a prostate figure on a lotus base, height 23 inches (est. $50,000-70,000).
Screens include a 19th century Chinese inlaid red lacquer six-panel screen inlaid with hardstones, jade, cloisonne and wood 'antiques', height 77 inches, width of each panel 18 inches (est. $30,000-50,000).
Chinese porcelains feature an 18th/19th century blue glazed porcelain vase, height 18 1/2 inches, with provenance of Joseph Ives Limantour, thence by descent (est. $20,000-30,000). Limantour (1812-1885) was a French seaman whose ship was stranded off the island of Yerbabuena in the San Francisco Bay in 1841. Brigadier General Manuel Micheltorena, rescued the ship and its contents, including this vase. Limantour eventually purchased what was to become half the land that San Francisco sits on today. He had two sons, Jose Ives Limantour who became the Secretary of Finance for Mexico from 1893-1911 and Julio Limantoura, a prominent Mexican businessman, statesman and diplomat.
Other noteworthy offerings include a Chinese agarwood sceptre from the Qing Dynasty, length 17 1/2 inches (est. $15,000-25,000) and a Chinese white jade and zitan table screen, height 10 1/2 inches (est. $15,000-25,000). The selection of Chinese textiles features a 19th century silk dragon panel, length 200 inches, width 102 inches (est. $10,000-15,000).
The public is invited to the exhibition on view at Doyle New York from September 12 through 14. Doyle New York is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan. The Internet catalogue may be viewed at Doyle.com.