Christie’s New York | Asian Art Week in March: Highlights and Schedule | Auctions News | THE VALUE

In March, Asia Week New York will be held at major international auction houses.

Christie’s will hold seven fine art sales – five live auctions and two online auctions. Artworks such as ceramics, Buddhist sculptures, paintings, and Japanese and Korean art are included.

Major highlights include an 11th-12th century Chinese gilt bronze figure of Guanyin sculpturea 15th century Tibetan gilt bronze Maitreya Bodhisattva sculpture and an Indian abstract painter, Vasudeo Gaitonde’s late 20th century painting.

Here is an overview of the sales, as well as the flagship lots:

Japanese and Korean art, including the collection of David and Nayda Utterberg

This is a traditional sale during Asia Week in New York, often led by Japanese prints (ukiyo e) prints. During this season’s sale, 20 East Asian Buddhist paintings from the David and Nayda Utterberg collection will be sold.

David was born in Chicago. After graduating from university, he worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. During this period, he developed a keen interest in Asian art and became an avid collector.

In 1981, and after returning to San Francisco, David founded a company to run a medical technology and equipment business. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and the Seattle Museum of Art.

Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian artworks

Another traditional sale during Asia Week in New York, includes a 12th century Indian bronze sculpture of Krishna; and a 15th-century Tibetan gilt bronze sculpture of Maitreya Bodhisattva.

Modern and contemporary South Asian art, including works from the collection of Mahinder and Sharad Tak

A traditional sale during Asia Week in New York, this season features works from the Mahinder & Sharad Tak Collection. One of the largest collections of modern and contemporary South Asian artists in North America, the couple have played a key role in showcasing Indian cultural heritage in the United States.

Sharad started a computer engineering business. The company formerly provided programming and systems integration services for the US Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration and NASA.

Mahinder is a radiation oncologist and former US military colonel.

Rivers and mountains far from the world: important Chinese snuffboxes from the Rachelle R. Holden collection

Rachelle Holden bought her first snuffbox in 1974, finding the art form fascinating as it combined all the classic Chinese art forms: calligraphy, poetry and painting. This live sale features snuffboxes made from a variety of materials including glass, porcelain, agate, jade, and painted enamel on metal.

Highlights include an extremely rare and important Imperial pink family– an enamelled glass snuffbox, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795), formerly from the Zhang Tungyu collection, Shanghai, as well as a carved black and white jade snuffbox, Suzhou school, 1740-1850.

Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Highlights of this season include an 11th-12th century gilt bronze Guanyin sculpture, a 17th century sculpture huanghuali trestle table and a mid-15th century cloisonné enamel dish.

Rivers and mountains far from the world: Important Chinese snuffboxes from the Rachelle R. Holden collection (Online sale)

Highlights of this online sale include a 19th century sculpted aquamarine snuffbox and a figurative famille rose porcelain snuffbox from the 19th and 20th centuries.

South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art Online

Complementary to the live auction in this category, this sale celebrates a wide variety of artistic practices such as paintings and sculptures of the South Asian subcontinent and its diaspora in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Anonymous Amida Triad Japan

Created at the end of the 13th century

Sale: Japanese and Korean Art including the collection of David and Nayda Utterberg

Estimate: 400,000 to 500,000 USD

Anonymous Miroku Bosatsu (Bodhisattva Maitreya) in Welcome Descent Ink, color, gold and gold leaf on silk Japan

Created at the beginning of the 14th century

Sale: Japanese and Korean Art including the collection of David and Nayda Utterberg

Estimate: 300,000 to 400,000 USD

Katsushika Hokusai Beneath the Great Wave Well off Kanagawa Japan

Sale: Japanese and Korean Art including the collection of David and Nayda Utterberg

Estimate: 300,000 to 400,000 USD

Bronze figure of dancing Krishna India

Created during the Chola dynasty (12th century)

Height: 39.2cm

Sale: Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian artworks

Estimate: 500,000 to 700,000 USD

Large Gilt Bronze Figure Of Maitreya Central Tibet

Created in the 15th century

Height: 50cm

Sale: Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian artworks

Estimate: 400,000 to 600,000 USD

Vasudeo S. Gaitonde Untitled Oil on canvas

Created in 1970

152.4 × 91.1cm

Sale: Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, including works from the collection of Mahinder and Sharad Tak

Estimate: 2,000,000 to 3,000,000 USD

Bhupen Khakar banyan tree Oil on canvas

Created in 1994

175.3 x 175.3cm

Sale: Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, including works from the collection of Mahinder and Sharad Tak

Estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,500,000

Imperial Famille Rose enameled glass snuff bottle

Four-character incised seal mark from the Qianlong period (1736-1795)
Height: 5cm
Origin:

  • Li Daohong Collection, Shanghai (by reputation)
  • Zhang Zhongyin Collection (born 1889), Shanghai
  • Zhang Tungyu Collection
  • Robert Hall, London, 1995
  • Rachelle R. Holden Collection, New York

Sale: Rivers and mountains far from the world: important Chinese snuffboxes from the Rachelle R. Holden collection

Estimate: 400,000 to 600,000 USD

Carved black and white jade snuff bottle

Created by Suzhou School, 1740-1850
Height: 6.7cm
Origin:

  • Property of a private American collection; Christie’s New York, November 27, 1991, lot 147
  • Rachelle R. Holden Collection, New York

Sale: Rivers and mountains far from the world: important Chinese snuffboxes from the Rachelle R. Holden collection

Estimate: 80,000 to 120,000 USD

Gilt bronze figure of Guanyin Dali Kingdom

Created at the end of the 11th century – beginning of the 12th century
Height: 57.1cm
Origin:

  • CT Loo & Co., New York, circa 1924
  • Grace Rainey Rogers Collection (1867-1943), Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Collection of the late Grace Rainey Rogers; Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., November 18-19, 1943, lot 285
  • CT Loo & Co., New York or Frank Caro, New York
  • Arthur M. Sackler Collections
  • Acquired from above in 1982

Sale: Important Ceramics and Chinese Works of Art

Estimate: 2,000,000 to 3,000,000 USD

Huanghuali Trestle Table

Created in the 17th century
95.9cm x 309.9cm x 47.6cm
Origin:

  • EverArts Ltd., Hong Kong, August 27, 1996

Sale: Important Ceramics and Chinese Works of Art

Estimate: 800,000 to 1,200,000 USD

Mallet vase type Ge

Six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and from the Yongzheng period (1723-1735)
Height: 16.6cm
Origin:

  • Dr. Carl Kempe Collection (1884-1967)
  • Chinese Ceramics From Two European Collections; Sotheby’s Paris, June 12, 2008, Lot 97
  • Eskenazi Ltd., London

Sale: Important Ceramics and Chinese Works of Art

Estimate: 400,000 to 600,000 USD

Cloisonne enamel dish

Incised mark with six characters in a line and from the Jingtai period (1450-1456)

Diameter: 21.7cm

Sale: Important Ceramics and Chinese Works of Art

Estimate: 300,000 to 500,000 USD

Maqbool Fida Husain Untitled (Horse and Rider) Acrylic painting on canvas

Created in 1994

102.2 × 67.9cm

Online sale of modern and contemporary art from South Asia

Estimate: $70,000-90,000

KG Subramanyan │ Untitled (Gazelle; Bison; Mule) │ Wood with metal and leather; wood with leather and pearls

24.1 x 15.2 x 5.1cm.; 7.6 x 13.3 x 7.6cm; 12.7 x 14 x 6.4cm

Online sale of modern and contemporary art from South Asia

Estimate: $12,000-18,000

Carved Aquamarine Snuff Bottle

Created in 1800-1880

Sale: Rivers and Mountains Far From the World: Important Chinese Snuffboxes from the Rachelle R. Holden Collection (online)

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

A figurative porcelain snuff bottle Famille Rose │ Fours Jingdezhen

Created in 1870-1930

Sale: Rivers and Mountains Far From the World: Important Chinese Snuffboxes from the Rachelle R. Holden Collection (online)

Estimate: $2,500-3,500

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