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September 2020 Fall Fine Asian Art & Antiques

Press Release


Contact: Katharina Biermann

Phone: 703-291-1010 ext. 221

Email: katharina@oakridgeauctiongallery.com


Nature Rules in Oakridge’s 4th Annual Fall Fine Asian Art & Antiques Auction

Snowy landscapes, stormy seas, and awesome waterfalls dominate the scene in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s 4th annual Fall Asian Fine Art & Antiques auction, scheduled for September 19-20, 2020 at 10 am EDT each day.

The two sessions, beginning with Ceramics & Works of Art on September 19 at 10 am ET, followed by Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy on September 20 at 10 am ET will feature several long-anticipated works of Chinese jade, porcelain, antique woodwork, painting, and calligraphy from Oakridge’s postponed Spring 2020 Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction.

Natural themes are evident throughout both sessions, such as in a Chinese Snow Scene Vase by He Xuren dating to the Republic Period, estimated at $30,000 – 50,000. He Xuren (1882-1940) was part of a group of prominent 20th century artists known collectively as the Zhu Shan Ba You, along with Liu Yucen, Wang Yiting, and Bi Botao. His porcelain snow scenes are distinctive for their reputed ability to convey a true sense of cold to the beholder. This bridge between nature and artisanry comes to Oakridge from a Philadelphia collection, brought to the United States from Hong Kong in the 1960s and 70s.

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Fig. 1: Lot 299 Chinese Snow Scene Vase by He Xuren, Republic Period. From a Philadelphia collection, brought to the United States from Hong Kong in the 1960’s-1970’s. Estimated at $30,000 – 50,000 USD.

From winter landscapes, the auction progresses to the foamy waves of the sea in a Chinese Gilt Table Stand of 18 Luohan from the Qianlong Period, made of two gilded, cast bronze panels set in zitan wood. This Qing dynasty piece is part of the collection of General Xiang Hanping, known as the “Confucian General” for his dedication not only to military but also literary exploits. One side of the table stand shows the Luohan, or Arhats, protectors of the Buddhist faith, with mythical creatures, while on the other two sailboats cross a vast sea that stretches past the boundaries of the bronze plaque.

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Fig. 2: Lot 320, Chinese Gilt Table Stand of 18 Luohan, Qianlong. Estimated at $20,000 – 30,000 USD.

Session 2 showcases over 200 lots of Chinese paintings and calligraphy, with works by Zhang Daqian, Huang Binhong, and Wu Changshuo leading the lineup. Mountains, flowers, and lakesides rendered in classical and modern Chinese painting styles predominate, but most riveting is a Painting of Scholar by Zhang Daqian. The solitary scholar stands in the center of a mountain landscape before a roaring waterfall; his diminutive stature conveys without doubt the awesome power of the natural world and the relative unimportance of man. The painting dates to the autumn of 1934, when the artist was based in Suzhou and attests to the artist’s skill at rendering landscapes in the classical Chinese style.

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Fig. 3: Lot 502, Chinese Painting of Scholar by Zhang Daqian. Acquired at auction from Christie’s, New York in November 1990. Estimated at $35,000 – 45,000 USD.

Bidding will be invited online through Live Auctioneers, Invaluable, Bidsquare, and Artfox, by telephone, and through absentee bidding. Preview appointments may be made with Oakridge beginning August 24, 2020 by calling 703-291-1010 or emailing auction@oakridgeauctiongallery.com.

For further questions or requests for additional photography of videography, please contact Oakridge at 703-291-1010 or auction@oakridgeauctiongallery.com and follow Oakridge on social media for the most up-to-date event information.








第二場拍賣展示了100多幅中國書畫,其中包括張大千,黃賓虹和吳昌碩的作品。本場亮點為來自Hing Tong教授收藏多張中國書畫。Tong教授除了是國際知名的數學家以外,也酷愛中國傳統藝術。本批拍品,基本都是Tong教授在80年代至90年代初在佳士得和蘇富比拍賣得來。山川湖泊和花鳥魚蟲是第二場拍賣的主旋律,其中,最受關註的是張大千的《高士觀瀑圖》。高士孤身立於山間,面向瀑布。

您可以通過電話委托,缺席委托,或者在Liveauctioneer, InvaluableBidsquareArtfox平臺上加入我們。此次拍賣將通過Live Auctioneers進行現場直播,以使在當前全球環境下無法隨意出行的您能夠隨時加入我們。 


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