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

Oakridge is excited to announce its latest auction

Oakridge is excited to announce its latest auction: a Fine Asian Art & Antiques sale packed with an array of impressive lots of Asian art from throughout history. Scheduled for September 18-20, 2021, this auction will feature over 600 lots separated into three sessions: Session 1 - Ceramics and Works of Art beginning at 9 am EDT on September 18th, Session 2 - Paintings and Calligraphy beginning at 10 am EDT on September 19th, and Sessions 3 - Snuff Bottles beginning at 10 am EDT on September 20th.


Session 1: Boasting over 300 lots, Session 1 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; porcelains that are rare and highly sought after; and other works of art including sculpted bronzes, wood carvings including furniture, and delicate embroideries including dragon robes and kesi panels.


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Chinese jadeite lidded tripod censer with a wooden stand. Lot 43 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Asian Art & Antiques auction, September 18-20, 2021. Estimated at $80,000 - 100,000 USD. 


The highlight of the session is Lot 43, a heavy incense burner carved from a single, solid block of jadeite. Dating from the 19th century, this tripod censer is accompanied by a matching lid, which has a finial design featuring a guardian lion and its cub, and a wooden stand with silver inlay details. The jadeite is cloudy with sparse splashes of bright, acid green, as expected of the stone. This magnificent censer has a pre-sale estimate of $80,000 - 100,000 USD.


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Large Chinese Dehua blanc de chine porcelain Guanyin, 18th century. Lot 150 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Asian Art & Antiques auction, September 18-20, 2021. Estimated at $60,000 - 80,000 USD.


Other lots in this session include an exceptionally large and well-made blanc de chine statue of Guanyin dating from the 18th century estimated at $60,000 - 80,000 USD, a Chinese peachbloom brush washer dating from the Kangxi period estimated at $50,000 - 65,000 USD, and a Chinese cloisonne incense burner dating from the early Ming Dynasty estimated at $50,000 - 70,000 USD.

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Chinese landscape painting by Zhang Daqian. Lot 456 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Asian Art & Antiques auction, September 18-20, 2021. Estimated at $50,000 - 80,000 USD. 


Session 2: With nearly 200 lots, Session 2 is comprised of a curated selection of Chinese calligraphies and paintings, including those by masters of the modern era.


The highlight is none other than Lot 456, a magnificent landscape painting by one of the most successful artists of the last hundred years, Zhang Daqian. It is a beautiful example of his work, featuring a lone, wistful scholar standing in a clear, barren landscape. The ink and watercolor painting presents Zhang Daqian’s bold brushstrokes with vivid clarity. This exquisite piece is estimated at $50,000 - 80,000 USD.


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Chinese painting of chicks by Qi Baishi. Lot 484 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Asian Art & Antiques auction, September 18-20, 2021. Estimated at $20,000 - 30,000 USD. 


Other important lots include another landscape painting by Zhang Daqian dated to 1967 and estimated at $40,000 - 60,000 USD, a painting of chicks by Qi Baishi estimated at $20,000 - 30,000 USD, and a painting of a horse by Ma Jin estimated at $16,000 - 22,000 USD.


Session 3: We close out our auction with our yearly sale of snuff bottles. Session 3 is filled with over 130 rare snuff bottles of all types, shapes, and sizes.


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Chinese white jade snuff bottle, 18-19th century. Lot 642 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Asian Art & Antiques auction, September 18-20, 2021. Estimated at $2,500 - 3,500 USD.


The rarest among these is a white jade snuff bottle with a coral stopper. The jade is polished to a glossy finish, such that the bright white of the bottle nearly seems to glow. It has a soft caramel brown skin which is brilliantly complemented by the round, coral stopper on top. This amazing snuff bottle is estimated at $2,500 - 3,500 USD.

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Chinese white jade snuff bottle with silver inlay, 18th century. Lot 662 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Asian Art & Antiques auction, September 18-20, 2021. Estimated at $2,000 - 3,000 USD.


Many other snuff bottles are similarly notable, including a white jade snuff bottle with silver inlay dating from the 18th century, a famille rose porcelain snuff bottle dating from the Daoguang period, and a jade snuff bottle that has been carved with a sacred image of the Buddha and which dates to the 19th century. Each of these three snuff bottles is estimated at $2,000 - 3,000 USD.


Bidding is available online via Invaluable, LiveAuctioneers, HiBid, 51BidLive, or Artfox Live; by telephone; and by absentee bidding. Please note that the following lots will not be available for bidding on Invaluable, LiveAuctioneers, or HiBid: 43, 128, 185, 452, 466, 484, 489, 506.


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.

Wed, Sep 1, 2021 3:24 PM

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