Winter Fine Asian Art & Antiques
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Katharina Biermann
Phone: 703-291-1010 ext. 221
Announcing Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Winter Fine Asian Art & Antiques
[Ashburn, VA | October 22, 2020] Oakridge Auction Gallery is pleased to present its Winter Fine Asian Art & Antiques Auction, November 14-15, 2020, beginning at 10 am each day. The auction comprises two sessions, Ceramics & Works of Art on November 14, and Chinese Snuff Bottles on November 15, which demonstrate the skill and artisanry of Ming and Qing dynasty craftsmen of jade, porcelain, fine metals, wood, and textile.
Fig. 1: Chinese Imperial Jade Table Screen with Zitan Wood Base, Jiaqing, Lot 54 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Winter Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, November 14-15, 2020. Estimated at $6,000 – 10,000 USD.
Session 1: Ceramics and Works of Art offers over 300 lots of fine jade carvings, porcelain, metalwork, and textiles. Among the featured lots is a Jade Table Screen with a carved Zitan wood base, dating to the Jiaqing period of the Qing Dynasty. The plaque is carved on one side in low relief with chrysanthemums over stones, while the other side is inscribed with a poem by the scholar and Qing minister, He Ning, with a title granted by the Emperor Jiaqing. It is estimated at $6,000 – 10,000.
Fig. 2: Chinese Copper Red 'Three Fish' Stem Bowl, Yongzheng, Lot 152 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Winter Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, November 14-15, 2020. Estimated at $1,500 – 2,500 USD.
Another piece of both historical and artistic significance is Lot 152, a Chinese Copper Red ‘Three Fish’ Stem Bowl. A trio of bright red fish stand out against the white porcelain ground in a pattern that demonstrates the Qing artisans’ explorations of Ming dynasty techniques and visual vocabulary. The three fish pattern is believed to have originated under the Xuande Emperor of the Ming Dynasty; it was revived in the 6th year of the Yongzheng Emperor’s reign, and Qing artists then reinterpreted the pattern according to the tastes of the Qing court. Formerly in the collection of Dr. Sidney Dillon Ripley (1913-2001), who served as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1964-1984, the stem cup is estimated at $1,500 – 2,500.
Fig. 3: Chinese Bronze Censer, Early-19th Century, Lot 295 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Winter Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, November 14-15, 2020. Estimated at $2,500 – 3,500 USD.
Session 2: Chinese Snuff Bottles showcases the skill of Chinese craftsmen in giving shape to a rich array of materials, including jade, jadeite, glass, agate, amber, and cloisonne. Lots 442 through 484 come from a single private collection belonging to a Connecticut gentleman, assembled over the past 25 years.
Fig. 4: Chinese White Jade Carved Snuff Bottle, 18th Century, Lot 487 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Winter Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, November 14-15, 2020. Estimated at $3,000 – 4,000 USD.
The artworks in this auction have been assembled from collections across North America, and Oakridge is pleased to continue to feature works from the collection of John Calvin Ferguson, Kwok Woon Kun, and many more who lived and collected in China and Taiwan throughout the 1930’s-1980’s, before bringing their collections to the United States.
Bidding is invited online through Live Auctioneers, Invaluable, Bidsquare, and Artfox, as well as by phone and absentee bidding. In-person appointments to preview upcoming auction lots may be made with Oakridge by calling or emailing 703-291-1010 or email@example.com; please provide at least a day’s notice of the desired appointment time.