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Announcing Fine Art & Antiques Auction of April 2021

Press Release

[Ashburn, VA | March 26, 2021] Oakridge is pleased to announce its latest Fine Art & Antiques auction. Beginning at 10 am EDT on April 24, 2021, this auction will feature nearly 400 lots of fine art, antiques and collectibles in a single session.

 

 
Lot 54
Seven Piece Thai Silver Tea Service, Lot 54 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Fine Art & Antiques auction, April 24, 2021.
Estimated at $2,500 - 3,500 USD.

 

We will begin the day with impeccable glass and silverwares, the highlight of which is an elegant seven piece Thai silver tea service as Lot 54. With arching handles and spouts, each piece is visually well-balanced, and the intricate repousse details of gods and holy fire adorning each piece are stunning. The lot is estimated at $2,500 - 3,500 USD.

 

Lot 82
Italian Baroque Ormolu & Hardstone Casket, 18th century, Lot 82 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Fine Art & Antiques auction, April 24, 2021.
Estimated at $6,000 - 8,000 USD.

 

From there, the sale moves through currency, jewelry, and timepieces before coming to a selection of chests and boxes. Of these, Lot 82 is notable. This 18th century Italian baroque casket brilliantly combines ormolu gilding with carefully carved woodwork and colorful, semi-precious stones. Its history is equally rich, having been previously owned by the famous Hero of Multan, Major-General Sir Herbert Benjamin Edwardes of the UK. Lot 82 is estimated at $6,000 - 8,000 USD.


            

Lot 103
John Singer Sargent Drawing of Georges Clemenceau, Lot 103 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Fine Art & Antiques auction, April 24, 2021.
Estimated at $15,000 - 25,000 USD.

 

What follows is perhaps the most highly anticipated section of the auction: nearly 40 lots of rare and unique works of art. Premier among these is Lot 103, a charcoal drawing of Georges Clemenceau, the French Prime Minister during World War I, by the most famous portraitist of the early 20th century, John Singer Sargent. Its bold lines contrast with the soft shadows of the man’s face, illustrating both the character of the man and the master skill of the artist. It has an estimate of $15,000 - 25,000 USD.

 

Lot 381
Book of Japanese Woodblock Prints by Toyokuni, Lot 381 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Fine Art & Antiques auction, April 24, 2021. Estimated at $3,000 - 5,000 USD.

 

The latter part of the auction is populated with Asian antiques, including Chinese ceramics, Mongolian silvers, and Japanese bronzes and woodblock prints. One lot in particular, Lot 381, a book of Japanese woodblock prints by Utagawa Toyokuni, stands out. Boasting an incredible 186 pages of prints, it is filled with bright, dramatic scenes from Japanese kabuki theater. Its estimate is $3,000 - 5,000 USD.

 

Bidding is available online via InvaluableLiveAuctioneers, and HiBid; For telephone and absentee bidders, please download the bidder's form or click here to register online.

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, Apr 1, 2021 1:21 PM

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