Asia Week

March 15-24 2018
New York


The Maitri Collection of Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art
20 Mar 2018
New York
A PAINTING OF A LORD AND HIS HAREM ENJOYING A FIREWORKS DISPLAY MUGHAL, CIRCA 1660

Asia Week

March 15-24 2018
New York


The Maitri Collection of Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art
20 Mar 2018
New York

ASIA WEEK AT BONHAMS

March 15-24 2018,
New York

The sales kick off with Part II of The Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles at our Madison Avenue saleroom on March 19 at 10am, followed immediately by Chinese Works of Art and Paintings. On offer in the Works of Art sale will be a selection of Buddhist sculpture, including a Rare Gray Limestone Figure of Maitreya, Northern Wei Dynasty formerly in the collection of Hidenari Terasaki (1900-1951), a Japanese diplomat, who on February 20 1946 was appointed 'Liaison Officer to the Imperial Household'; as well as a selection of well-provenanced early Chinese art from the Miller Collection, a private collection of tianhuang seals and a selection of Wang Xisan inside painted snuff bottles. The Chinese paintings sale will be led by works from masters like Xu Beihong and Qi Baishi, both from the collection of Dr. Gregory Dahlen, along with works of other 20th century masters.

THE DR. SYLVAN AND FAITH GOLDER COLLECTION OF FINE CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES PART II

The Golder’s began collecting in 1967, and assembled their collection over 40 years. This fine collection of Chinese snuff bottles kicks off the Asia Week sales at our Madison Avenue Saleroom on March 19 at 10am. The sale includes a strong showing of jade snuff bottles with a several yellow and russet jade bottles, as well as glass, porcelain, agate and other hardstone bottles.

Auction: March 19, 10am
Viewing: March 15–18, 10am–5pm
Contact: Bruce MacLaren, +1 (917) 206 1677


A YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE'AUSPICIOUS' SNUFF BOTTLE
1750-1850
US$10,000-15,000


CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS

The Chinese Works of Art sale on March 19 at 12noon, will have a selection of Buddhist sculpture, including a Rare Gray Limestone Figure of Maitreya, Northern Wei Dynasty formerly in the collection of Hidenari Terasaki (1900-1951), a Japanese diplomat, who on February 20 1946 was appointed 'Liaison Officer to the Imperial Household'; as well as a selection of well-provenanced early Chinese art from the Sally B. and Decatur H. “Deke” Miller III Collection; property from the Currier Museum of Art, sold to benefit future acquisitions; a private collection of tianhuang seals; Chinese porcelains from the Collection of Tang Shaoyi (1862-1938), First Premier of the Republic of China in 1912; porcelains and works of art from a private Ohio collection; and a selection of Wang Xisan inside painted snuff bottles from the collection of Lois F. Kloppenburg. The Chinese paintings offerings will be led by works from masters like Xu Beihong and Qi Baishi, both from the collection of Dr. Gregory Dahlen jr, along with works of other 20th century masters.

Auction: March 19, 12 noon
Viewing: March 15–18, 10am–5pm
Contact : Bruce MacLaren, +1 (917) 206 1677


A RARE GRAY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF MAITREYA
Northern Wei dynasty
US$10,000-15,000




INDIAN, HIMALAYAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART

A radiant, gilded 15th-century Tibetan sculpture of Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara, published in 1968, leads the impressive lineup of the Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art sale at 3pm. Apart from a discerning selection of sculpture, the sale also presents a choice selection of Indian miniatures, a rare group of early Tibetan thangkas from a single private collection dating to the 14th and 15th centuries, and one of the most significant Nepalese paintings to appear at auction in recent times.

Auction: March 19, 3pm
Viewing: March 15–18, 10am–5pm
Contact: Edward Wilkinson, +1 (917) 206 1688


A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA
Tibet, 15th/16th century
US$1,000,000-1,500,000



THE MAITRI COLLECTION OF INDIAN, HIMALAYAN & SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART

The Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art offerings continue with a special evening sale on March 20 at 6:30pm dedicated to The Maitri Collection. The Maitri Collection comprises of over forty paintings and sculptures of considerable quality and pedigree. The collection's name means 'friendliness' and 'benevolence to all,' a core virtue in Hinduism and Buddhism, which thematically unifies an otherwise diverse cross-section of artistic traditions from across Asia. This shared amity can be seen in the jovial dance of a Chola bronze figure of Krishna, formerly of the John D. Rockefeller III collection, and the uplifting expression of a rare Nepalese bronze of Manjusri Namansangiti, of Heeramaneck provenance.

Auction: March 20, 3pm
Viewing: March 15–18, 10am–5pm
Contact: Edward Wilkinson, +1 (917) 206 1688

A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF KRISHNA DANCING
Tamil Nadu, Chola dynasty, circa 12th century
US$300,000-500,000



THE ARNO ZIESNITZ COLLECTION

The Arno Ziesnitz Collection gets the Japanese and Korean Art sales underway on March 21 at 10am. This fine collection of Smoking Articles and Sagemono consists of 80 lots, including netsuke and inro.

Auction: March 21, 1pm
Viewing: March 15-20, 10am-5pm
Contact: Jeff Olson, +1(212)461 6516



A VERY LARGE THREE-CASE LACQUER TONKOTSU
with a netsuke of sumo wrestlers
Edo period (1615-1868), 18th/19th century
$3,000 - 4,000



FINE JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART

This is followed at 2pm by the Japanese and Korean Art sale with ceramics, lacquer, arms and armor, paintings, and a good selection of Buddhist sculpture. An outstanding highlight of this sale is an ink painting of Rocks, Orchid and Bamboo by the celebrated (to almost mythical status) 15th-century monk painter Ikkyu, from the collection of George Gund III, and formerly owned by the Kataoka family. Ikkyu is credited with popularizing Zen by transmitting its ideals through art and literature. He is highly praised for his direct, unadorned paintings and calligraphy. Another highlight is a solid gold tanto (short sword), decorated with the deity Fudo Myo-o and his attendants carved in sunken relief and inlaid with soft metal. The sale will also feature a group of lacquer and inro from the collection of the late Kay Edson. An interesting example from Korea is an 18th-century painting of a cityscape mounted later as a two-panel screen.

Auction: March 21, 1pm
Viewing: March 15-20, 10am-5pm
Contact: Jeff Olson, +1(212)461 6516


IKKYU SOJUN (1394-1481)
Muromachi period (1336-1573)
Rock, Orchids and Bamboo
US$1,000,000-1,500,000



NOTES FOR EDITORS

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Contacts
  1. Bruce Maclaren
    Specialist
    Bonhams
    Work
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, United States 10022
    Work +1 917 206 1677
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9009
  2. Edward Wilkinson
    Specialist
    Bonhams
    Work
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    Work +852 2918 4321
  3. Jeff Olson
    Specialist
    Bonhams
    Work
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, United States 10022
    Work +1 212 461 6516
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9007

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