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Summer Fine Asian Art & Antiques

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Contact: Katharina Biermann

Phone: 703-291-1010 ext. 221

Email: katharina@oakridgeauctiongallery.com

Announcing Oakridge’s 3rd Annual Summer Fine Asian Art & Antiques Auction

[Ashburn, Virginia | July 1, 2020] Summer is heating up in Northern Virginia as Oakridge announces its 3rd annual Summer Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction in three sessions, July 25-26, 2020. The auction will feature over 500 lots of Ceramics & Works of Art, beginning 10 am on July 25, Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy, beginning 10 am on July 26, and Chinese Snuff Bottles, at 1:30 pm on July 26.

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Fig. 1: Lot 69, Chinese Jade Round Screen with Zitan Stand, 18th Century. From a collection in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pre-Sale Estimate $10,000 - 15,000 USD.

Session 1: Ceramics & Works of Art offers more than 300 lots of Chinese, Japanese, and Southeast Asian art, dating from the Western Zhou Dynasty to the Republic Period of China. Included in the session are exquisite jade carvings, rare imperial Chinese porcelains, Song ceramics, and Qing dynasty dragon robes. The highlight of the session is an Imperial ‘Lang Yao’ red brush pot from the collection of Dr. Pung Cheng, professor emeritus at SUNY Stony Brook. Named after Lang Tingji, the governor who supervised the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen under the Kangxi emperor (1662-1722), Lang Yao porcelain wares are rare and of particular repute - especially red monochrome porcelains like this brush washer.

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Fig. 2: Lot 143, Imperial Chinese Lang Yao Red Brush Pot, Kangxi. From the collection of Dr. Pung Cheng, a professor emeritus at SUNY Stony Brook. Pre-Sale Estimate $15,000 - 25,000 USD.

Other works of note in the session include an 18th-century carved white jade circular table screen from a Philadelphia collection and a pair of lacquer cabinets with precious stone inlays from the collection of Mrs. Przecha in Southern California. The elaborately ornamented cabinets, estimated at $6,000 - 10,000 USD, are inlaid with precious stones set in different narrative scenes and closed with cloisonne handles.

The second session of the auction features over 100 lots of classical and modern Chinese paintings, calligraphy, and books. Several important artists, including Zhang Daqian and Huang Zhou, are well represented. Lot 493, a Painting of a Scholar by Zhang Daqian, is being brought to auction from a collection inherited by the direct descendant of the dedicatee in the poem accompanying the painting. Another exceptional piece, a painting of herding scene by Huang Zhou (1925-1997) most notable contemporary artist known for both his artistry and his contributions to public education and other social causes, comes to Oakridge from the estate of Charles Ernest Echols, a US diplomat to Beijing in the 1980s. The painting, Lot 486, is estimated at $30,000 - 50,000 USD.

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Lot 486, Chinese Painting by Huang Zhou. From the estate of Charles Ernest Echols (1924-1991) in the Washington, DC area. Pre-Sale Estimate $30,000 - 50,000 USD.

Rounding out the second day of the auction, the final session of the auction focuses exclusively on Chinese Snuff Bottles from several private North American collections. The session boasts over 80 lots of snuff bottles made of jade, porcelain, precious stones, and Peking glass, brought to North America from China over the course of the 20th century.

Oakridge invites bidders to participate online through LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, BidSquare, and ArtFox and through telephone and absentee bidding. For more information, please visit Oakridge’s website at www.OakridgeAuctionGallery.com or contact Oakridge directly at 703-291-1010 or auction@oakridgeauctiongallery.com.

Wed, Jul 1, 2020 7:08 PM

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