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Auction Preview: Asian Art at Sotheby’s, New York, Mar 24

Unkoku Togan (1547-1618): Japan Daruma. Ink on paper, with a poetic inscription sealed. Unkoku Togan and with a gourd seal. Size 41 x 16 in., 104 x 40 cm. Estimate: US$ 30,000 - US$ 50,000
(Courtesy: Sotheby's)

What: Asian Art

Where: Sotheby's, 1334 York Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA

When: 24 March, 10.00 PM EDT

Public Viewing: 15 March, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM; 16 March; 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM; 17 March, 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM; 18 March, 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM; 19 March, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM; 20 March, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM; 21 March, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM; 22 March, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM; 23 March, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Top lots of the sale:

- Unkoku Togan (1547-1618): Japan Daruma. Ink on paper, with a poetic inscription sealed. Unkoku Togan and with a gourd seal. Size 41 x 16 in., 104 x 40 cm. Estimate: US$ 30,000 - US$ 50,000 

- A Jadeite Dragon-Head Bangle: Oval form, carved with opposing dragon heads contesting a 'pearl', the milky white section of the stone skillfully used to enhance the pearl, the translucent stone a pale green transmuting to a bright green to green suffused with amber-colored streaks. Width 3 1/2 in., 8.9 cm. Estimate: US$ 15,000 — US$ 25,000

- A 'Huanghuali' Ming-Style Recessed-Leg Table-Form Stand: Qing Dynasty, 18th /19th Century. Two-panel top set within a rectangular, molded-edge frame. Height 18 1/2  in., 47 cm; Width 40 1/2  in., 102.9 cm; Depth 13 1/8 in., 33.3 cm. Estimate: US$ 15,000 — US$ 25,000 

- Property from an Important English Collection: A Blue and White Stemcup With 'Lança' Characters: Qianlong Seal Mark and Period. The interior with a stylized peony medallion within a double-line border repeated at the rim, the interior of the foot inscribed in underglaze blue with a horizontal six-character seal mark. Height 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm Estimate: US$ 15,000 —US$ 25,000 

- A Large Cloisonne Enamel 'Fish' Basin: Qing Dynasty, 19th Century. Interior with a large central carp amid other fish, crustaceans, and frogs all swimming amid waterplants. Diameter 24 1/2 in., 62.2 cm. Estimate: US$ 15,000 — US$ 25,000 

- A Copper-Red-Glazed Bottle Vase. Tongzhi Mark and Period. Globular body rising from a slightly spreading foot to a narrow cylindrical neck, covered overall in a deep cranberry-colored glaze, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Height 9 1/8 in., 23.2 cm. Estimate:  US$ 12,000 — US$ 15,000

- A 'Huanghuali' and Mixed-Wood Square-Corner Cabinet: Late Qing Dynasty. The interior with a pair of shelves and two drawers above a concealed well with removable covers, with metal hinges, lockplates and pulls. Height 69 1/2  in., 176.5 cm; Width 43 in., 109.2 cm; Depth 19 5/8  in., 49.8 cm. Estimate: US$ 10,000 — US$ 15,000

- Two Stucco Seated Figures of Buddha Ancient Region of Gandhara, Kushan Period: 4th / 5th Century. Cowl around the neck and covering both shoulders, further stretched over the folded knees and pooled elegantly between the legs, both hands in dhyana mudra at the lap. Height 17 in., 43.2 cm each. Estimate: US$ 10,000 — US$ 15,000 

- A Pair of 'Huanghuali' Horseshoe-Back Armchairs: Early 20th Century. Each of standard construction, the arched five-segment crestrail ending in outscrolled handgrips, above a plain bowed splat, the hardmat seat frame over arched aprons with beaded edge, the four legs joined by ascending stretchers (2). Height 39 in., 99.1 cm; Width 23 in., 58.4 cm; Depth 18 in., 45.7 cm. Estimate: US$ 10,000 — US$ 15,000

- A Pair of Famille-Rose 'Hundred Deer' Vases: 20th Century. Each of archaistic hu form with dragon-form handles, painted with deer in a mountainous landscape, the base with an apocryphal six-character Qianlong seal mark in iron red (2). Height 17 3/4 in., 45 cm. Estimate: US$ 10,000 — US$ 15,000

- A Large 'Dehua' Figure of Guanyin Riding an Elephant: Qing Dynasty, 19th / Early 20th Century. Left hand resting in the lap and right hand holding a budding lotus stem and leaf, sashes fluttering all around, the animal standing four square with the head turned to the side. Height 16 5/8 in., 42.2 cm. Estimate: US$ 10,000 — US$ 15,000

- Two Paintings of the Kings of Hell: 17th / 18th Century. Size Height 62 in., 157.5 cm; Width 33 in., 83.8 cm. Estimate: US$ 10,000 — US$ 15,000 

- Attributed to Wen Zhengming: Landscape. Signed, with seals of the artist and collectors. Ink on paper, handscroll. Size 34.5 by 209.8 cm. 13 1/2 by 82 5/8 in. Estimate: US$ 10,000 — US$ 20,000 

- A Molded and Reticulated Fahua Jar: Ming Dynasty. Exterior glazed principally in turquoise with aubergine, yellow, and cream glazes applied to the figural and ornamental features, the faces reserved in unglazed biscuit, the interior and base glazed grass-green. Height 13 1/2 in., 34.3 cm. Estimate: US$ 10,000 — US$ 15,000 

- A 'Langyao' Bottle Vase: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. The globular body rising to a tall slender neck, covered overall with a crushed deep-strawberry-crackled glaze, draining at the mouth to an ivory tone and pooling to a deep burgundy tone at the foot, wood stand (2). Height 15 1/2 in., 39.4 cm. Estimate: US$ 10,000 — US$ 15,000

For details, visit: http://www.sothebys.com/en.html

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