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Announcing Oakridge’s Next Big Asian Sale!

Oakridge’s Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques Auction for March 2022

Announcing Oakridge’s Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques Auction for March 2022


Oakridge Auction Gallery is excited to announce its first large auction of the year: its yearly Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques sale packed with an array of exciting lots of Chinese art. Scheduled for March 16-19, 2022, this auction will feature nearly 1000 lots separated into four sessions: 

Session 1 - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art I beginning at 9 am EDT on March 16, 

Session 2 - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art II beginning at 9 am EDT on March 17,

Session 3 - Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy beginning at 9 am EDT on March 18, and

Session 4 - Chinese Snuff Bottles beginning at 9 am EDT on March 19.


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Chinese Gilt Blue Famille Rose Vase dating from the Qianlong period, Lot 146 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, March 16-19, 2022. Estimated at $40,000 - 60,000 USD.


Session 1: Boasting over 200 lots, Session 1 is packed with masterful Chinese jades and ceramics from throughout Chinese history. There are beautiful carvings in all shapes, sizes, and types of jade and unique porcelains including rare imperial pieces.


The highlight of the session is Lot 146, a magnificent gilt porcelain vase with famille rose framed scenes. Coating the majority of the lobed vase is a rich Ji Lan glaze, also known as Sacrificial Blue for its association with the Imperial Altar of Heaven. The lightness of the golden color set against the intensity of the Sacrificial Blue is both eye-catching and breathtaking. This exquisite piece is estimated at $40,000 - 60,000 USD.


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Chinese White Jade Round Screen dating from the 18-19th century, Lot 87 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, March 16-19, 2022. Estimated at $15,000 - 25,000 USD.


Other lots in this session include a remarkable iron red underglazed porcelain moonflask dating from the 18th century and estimated at $38,000 - 50,000 USD, an 18th to 19th century white jade table screen carved on both sides and estimated at $15,000 - 25,000 USD, and six-panel hardwood screen with numerous porcelain plaques by famous painters of the Republic period estimated at $15,000 - 25,000 USD.


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Chinese Gold & Silver Inlaid Tapir dating from the late Ming to early Qing Dynasty, Lot 425 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Spring Art & Antiques auction, March 16-19, 2022. Estimated at $100,000 - 150,000 USD. 


Session 2: With over 200 lots, Session 2 is a continuation of Session 1, picking up with more priceless ceramics and progressing to other works of art including sculpted bronzes and Buddhas, wood carvings, and delicate textiles like embroidered dragon robes.


The highlight of this section is none other than Lot 425, an luxurious bronze sculpture in the shape of a tapir with gilt decoration and silver inlay accents. This piece is a prime example of the art of the transitional period between the Ming and Qing Dynasties, which tended to harken back to ancient ritual vessels. This exceedingly rare bronze is estimated at $100,000 - 150,000 USD.


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Pair of Framed Chinese Kesi Rank Badges dating from the Ming Dynasty, Lot 499 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, March 16-19, 2022. Estimated at $28,000 - 38,000 USD.


Other important lots include a large bronze censer decorated with sea monsters and dating from the Qianlong period estimated at $32,000 - 40,000 USD, a pair of kesi civil rank badges dating from the Ming Dynasty estimated at $28,000 - 38,000 USD, and an early 19th century gunfu robe with patches representing some of the Twelve Symbols of Sovereignty estimated at $28,000 - 38,000 USD.

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Chinese Painting of Flowers and a Grasshopper by Qi Baishi, Lot 688 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, March 16-19, 2022. Estimated at $20,000 - 30,000 USD.


Session 3: Coming in at around 170 lots, Session 3 presents a curated selection of Chinese paintings and calligraphy by some of the most famous artists of the past millennium. 


One of the star lots in this session is Lot 688, a gorgeous painting by Qi Baishi (1864-1957). With large, looping brush strokes, Qi Baishi has captured the shape of blooming and budding morning glories, beneath which is a lone grasshopper, dutifully rendered. This painting is the quintessential example of the smaller beauties in nature, captured by the master himself. It is estimated at $20,000 - 30,000 USD.


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Framed Painting by Zhang Daqian Given to Yuwei, Lot 669 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, March 16-19, 2022. Estimated at $15,000 - 20,000 USD. 


Other highlights include a framed painting of flowers by the legendary Zhang Daqian that was dedicated to Yuwei and is estimated at $15,000 - 20,000 USD, a beautiful landscape painting by Zhu Qizhan estimated at $12,000 - 15,000 USD, and a dynamic painting of a girl on a horse by Huang Zhou estimated at $6,000 - 10,000 USD.


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Chinese Enameled Blue and White Snuff Bottle dating to the Jiaqing Period, Lot 899 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, March 16-19, 2022. Estimated at $4,000 - 6,000 USD.


Session 4: Last, but certainly not least, comes Session 4 with its incredible 221 lots of Chinese snuff bottles. Coming in nearly every material–porcelain, jade, metal, amber, etc.–and style, there is a snuff bottle for every collection to be found within this session. 


Most of the snuff bottles on offer come from the private, premier collection of a gentleman in Cleveland, Ohio. Foremost among these is Lot 899, a blue and white porcelain snuff bottle with enamel accents dating from the Jiaqing period. Its fine enamel details are incredibly clear and light, harmoniously balancing the dark, heavy blue underglazes around the bottle’s neck and edges. It is estimated at $4,000 - 6,000 USD. Other works from this collection were previously offered in Oakridge Auction Gallery's December 2, 2021 sale titled "Appreciating Extravagance: Chinese Artwork from an Important Collection in Ohio."


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Chinese White Jade Melon Shaped Snuff Bottle dating from the 18th century, Lot 862 in Oakridge Auction Gallery’s Spring Fine Asian Art & Antiques auction, March 16-19, 2022. Estimated at $3,000 - 4,000 USD.


Other notable lots in this session include a white jade melon-shaped snuff bottle dating from the 18th century and estimated at $3,000 - 4,000 USD, an inside-painted snuff bottle by Bi Rongjiu estimated at $2,000 - 3,000 USD, and an exceptionally large inside-painted snuff bottle by Yan Yutian 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: 70, 99, 146, 179, 425, 462, 476.


Online catalogs for each session can be found on our website. 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.

Mon, Feb 21, 2022 3:58 PM

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