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Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques Auction

Press Release

Announcing Oakridge’s Annual Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques Auction for 2021


[Ashburn, VA | February 17, 2021] Things may still be moving slow in our quarantined world, but business has never been busier here at Oakridge Auction Gallery as we prepare for our annual Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques Auction. Scheduled for March 13-14, 2021, this auction will feature over 500 lots separated into two sessions: Ceramics & Works of Art beginning at 10 am on March 13, and Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy beginning at 10 am on March 14. 


Session 1: Boasting over 300 lots, the Ceramics & Works of Art session is packed with incredible lots of Chinese and Southeast Asian art dating from the Warring States period through to the modern day. From impeccable jade carvings and imperial Chinese porcelains to rare Huanghuali furniture and evocative contemporary art, this session will pique the interests of new and seasoned collectors alike. 


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Chinese gilt bronze Medicine Buddha from the Yongle or Xuande periods, Lot 288 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, March 13-14, 2021. Estimated at $50,000 - 80,000 USD. 


The highlight of the session is Lot 288, an exquisite gilt bronze Medicine Buddha dating from the Yongle or Xuande periods of the Ming dynasty. Also known as Bhaisajyaguru, the Medicine Buddha is believed to alleviate the physical and mental illnesses of his patients through their recitation of his mantra. While the Medicine Buddha is a rather common subject of sculpture, this particular depiction is exceedingly rare: Medicine Buddha is usually depicted in the modest garb typical of most Buddhas, but this sculpture is lavishly adorned with jewelry and a crown. Very few like it exist, and fewer find their way to the market. Its pre-sale estimate is $50,000 - 80,000 USD.


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Chinese peachbloom ‘Beehive’ waterpot, Kangxi, Lot 213 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, March 13-14, 2021. Estimated at $25,000 - 35,000 USD. 


Other lots in this session include a peachbloom ‘Beehive’ waterpot dating to the Kangxi period from a private collection in Virginia (Lot 213); an unusually large Ming Dynasty gilt bronze statue of Guanyin from the collection of Dr. Lobelson in San Diego, California (Lot 282); and an Imperial red-glazed vase with the mark of the emperor Yongzheng and of the period from the collection of writer Cao Maoji (Lot 228). The peachbloom waterpot has a pre-sale estimate of $25,000 - 35,000 USD, and the latter two lots have pre-sale estimates of $15,000 - 25,000 USD each.



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Chinese landscape painting by Zhang Daqian, Lot 481 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, March 13-14, 2021. Estimated at $25,000 - 35,000 USD. 


Session 2: With nearly 200 lots, the Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy session features a number of pieces coming from collections that have travelled the world. The highlight is none other than Lot 481, a masterful landscape painting by the legendary Zhang Daqian from the collection of the late Hing Tong, a renowned mathematician. Other important lots include a painting of chicks by Xu Gu, estimated at $15,000 - 25,000 USD, from the Becker family collection here in Northern Virginia (Lot 421), and several paintings by Pu Ru from various collections around the country (Lots 452, 499, 538).




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Chinese painting of chicks by Xu Gu, Lot 421 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, March 13-14, 2021. Estimated at $15,000 - 25,000 USD. 


Other major collections are represented in our Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy session as well, including those of Mr. Neville in North Carolina; the artist Lee Yuhuang in San Francisco, California; the late William Wu in San Francisco, California; and many more.


Please note that the following premium lots will not be available for online bidding: 213, 228, 282, 288, 474, 481. If you are interested in bidding on these lots, please contact us to set up telephone or absentee bidding. For all other lots, bidding is available online via Invaluable, LiveAuctioneers, HiBid, 51BidLive, or Artfox Live; by telephone; and by absentee bidding. 


Appointments to preview lots in person may be made with Oakridge’s front office staff by calling 703-291-1010 or emailing auction@oakridgeauctiongallery.com. Please note that all in-person gallery appointments are subject to screening to ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff.


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Thu, Feb 18, 2021 11:45 AM

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