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Announcing June Asian Art and Antiques Auction

[Ashburn, VA | May 19, 2021] Oakridge is excited to announce a special auction for this year: a June Asian Art & Antiques sale packed with an array of impressive lots of art from throughout the Asian continent. Scheduled for June 12-13, 2021, this auction will feature over 500 lots separated into two sessions: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art beginning at 10 am EDT on June 12th, and Buddhist Art and Porcelains from Private Collections beginning at 10 am EDT on June 13th.  Session 1: Boasting over 300 lots, the Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art session is packed with amazing lots of Chinese art dating from the Spring & Autumn period through to the modern day. There are beautiful carvings in all shapes, sizes, and types of jade, and delicate porcelains that are rare and highly sought after.    

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Chinese square vase with the story of Red Cliffs dating from the Kangxi period, Lot 196 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s June Asian Art & Antiques auction, June 12-13, 2021.Estimated at $27,000 - 35,000 USD.    


The highlight of the session is Lot 196, an exquisite blue and white porcelain vase depicting the Battle of Red Cliffs. This Chinese vase dates from the Kangxi period, but it tells the much older story of the legendary naval Battle of Red Cliffs, which took place at the end of the Han Dynasty. Considered by some historians to be the largest naval battle in history, the battle restructured political boundaries within China and sowed seeds of hostility between these regions that would last for centuries. This battle is depicted on two sides of the square vase, and on the other two sides are inscriptions narrating the scenes. The vase’s shape and subject matter are emblematic of the famous Kangxi period, and similar works can be found in major museums around the world. It has a pre-sale estimate of $27,000 - 35,000 USD. 


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Chinese blue and white landscape planter with a hardwood stand, Lot 192 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s June Asian Art & Antiques auction, June 12-13, 2021.Estimated at $20,000 - 30,000 USD.     


Other lots in this session include a blue and white landscape planter estimated at $20,000 - 30,000 USD, a pair of Mughal style jade marriage bowls dating to the Qianlong period estimated at $15,000 - 25,000 USD, and a group of jade carvings on a turquoise boulder dating to the 18th century estimated at $12,000 - 18,000 USD.    


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Tibetan gold butter lamp with script dated to 1640, Lot 425 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s June Asian Art & Antiques auction, June 12-13, 2021.Estimated at $165,000 - 200,000 USD.      


Session 2: With over 200 lots, the Buddhist Art and Porcelains from Private Collections session features a number of pieces spanning the last two millennia of Asian history.  The highlight is none other than Lot 425, a magnificent Tibetan Buddhist butter lamp with a dedicatory inscription dating the piece to 1640. Standing at a humble 3 ½ inches (8.9  cm) tall, there is nothing modest about this solid 21.6 karat gold lamp. It is masterfully molded and clearly incised with a Tibetan inscription proclaiming this piece to be only one of four ever made. This nearly one-of-a-kind piece is estimated at $165,000 - 200,000 USD.    


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Chinese bronze Shakyamuni Buddha dating from the early Ming Dynasty, Lot 424 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s June Asian Art & Antiques auction, June 12-13, 2021. Estimated at $30,000 - 40,000 USD.    

Other important lots include various religious sculptures, such as a bronze Shakyamuni Buddha dating to the early Ming Dynasty estimated at $30,000 - 40,000 USD, a bronze Buddhist Tara from the Swat Valley in Pakistan dating to the 8th or 9th century estimated at $20,000 - 30,000 USD, and a bronze Vishnu from the Pala Empire of Northern India dating to the 12th or 13th century estimated at $22,000 - 30,000 USD. Please note that premium lot 425 will not be available for online bidding. If you are interested in bidding on this lot, 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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Wed, May 19, 2021 3:50 PM

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