New Braunfels TX: From an elaborately embroider Qing Dynasty Chinese robe to a maquette of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bronze after William Tarr, Lark Mason Associates is delighted to announce that first in a series of multiple sales– from the Property of an American Collector– is now open for bidding on iGavelAuctions.com through January 26, 2023.Chinese Blue Silk Kesi 12 Symbol Semi-Formal Robe, Qing DynastySays Lark Mason: “With highlights reflecting a wide swathe of cultures including Chinese, Japanese, South Asian, Central Asian, African, American, this single-owner sale features items from the curated collection of an American connoisseur whose tastes and interests are united by two themes–pattern and design.”Among the eclectic offerings is an extraordinary collection of elaborately embroidered and appliqued Chinese robes– many of which date from the Qing dynasty– bed covers, shawls, rank badges, and panels as well as Japanese kimonos and silk Obi. Among the most outstanding is a Blue Silk 12-symbol Semi-Formal Kesi Robe.Alongside the Asian textiles is a spectacular selection of jewelry by important Native American designers: featuring a Matthew Charley cuff, a Begay Navajo silver cuff, an Alvin Yellowhorse turquoise and silver pendant, a Lee and Mary Weebothee turquoise mounted silver Zuni choker, a Little Elk totem brooch, a large Chris Charley Sterling turquoise and silver pendant necklace, Mary Marie bracelet and earring set, and a Guatemalan red glass beaded chachal. Additional pieces include an 18K Patek Philippe & Co. for John M. Bonnet Gold Cased Lady’s Pocket Watch, which was the first keyless winding and hand-setting watch systems that debuted at the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, a 14k White Gold and Graduated Diamond Bracelet, a 14K Tri-colored Gold Bird on Branch Cartouche Ring, a 14k White Gold Pear Shaped Diamond Cluster Ring; a Tiffany & Co. Ruby Inset Sterling and Gold Compact, a Percy Edwards Enameled Brooch and a
New Braunfels TX: The two-part Fine and Decorative Works of Art sale offered by Lark Mason Associates on the iGavelauctions.com platform hit all the right high notes, achieving $467,121 including BP, when they closed on November 16th and 17th, respectively. With an 81% sell-through of 475 lots there were strong prices for a large group of rugs and carpets from the Collection of Barry MacLean which realized a total of $82,400; a fine quality but overlooked Qing Dynasty porcelain Jue which sold for $43,750, far exceeding its $200-300 estimate; a selection of Art Nouveau Glass from a West Coast Collector that realized $35,400 and Marine, a beautiful maritime painting by Henry Moret topped the results, fetching $78,500.Coney Island on Monday Morning by Martha Walter (American, 1875-1976), Oil on Panel, sold for $27,500“We were gratified by the overall interest in the paintings and other works of art, with bidders from the U.S., Asia, and Europe battling over the best examples,” says Lark Mason. “Quality is always sought out and the results of this sale prove this to be true. The variety of bidders and the items sold augurs well for the continued strength of fine quality works regardless of financial market turbulence.” Prices for other top highlights that sold, including BP, include: Coney Island on Monday Morning by Martha Walter (American, 1875-1976), Oil on Panel, sold for $27,500A Chinese Jade Mounted Wood Table Screen, fetched $22,500A Roman Style Marble Torso of Aphrodite, realized $12,438The Library, Winter, by Guy Wiggins (American, 1883-1962), Oil on Canvas over Card, 1931, achieved $9,375A Serapi Carpet, Beige Ground with Navy Border, sold for $8,125Tiffany Studios Leaded Glass Acorn Lamp Shade and Electrified Kerosene Base, realized $7,813George III Sterling Silver Epergne, William & James Priest, London, 1791, fetched $7063Louis C. Tiffany Furnaces Bronze and Damascene Favrile Glass Desk Lamp, ca. 1920, sold
Beatriz Milhazes, Pink Sunshine, 2021 Lithograph on Fabriano Disegno 5 paper 18 3/4 × 23 inches Edition of 100NEW YORK (May 10, 2022) – The American Friends of Museums in Israel’s Fine Art Online Benefit Auction hosted by Artsy is now live and closes on May 24, 2022, at 6pm EST.Auction InfoThe online auction features over 70 works including paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper by celebrated artists including:John Baldessari, Robert Baras, Christiane Baumgartner, Katherine Bernhardt, James Casebere, Anton Corbijn, Jim Dine, Todd Hido, Ewerdt Hilgemann, Damien Hirst, Alex Katz, Karen Kilimnik, Jeff Koons, JR, Robert Longo, Beatriz Milhazes, Yue Minjun, Richard Misrach, Robert Motherwell, Shirin Neshat, Odinakachi Okoroafor, Tom Otterness, Asli Özok, Richard Prince, Sayed Haider Raza, Donald Sultan, and Ai Weiwei, among many others. The American Friends of Museums in Israel represents and raises funds for eight outstanding and diverse museums throughout Israel: Design Museum Holon, Haifa City Museum, Haifa Museum of Art, Hermann Struck Museum, Mané-Katz Museum, National Maritime Museum, Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, and Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem. Continuing to face the challenges brought on by COVID-19, our partner museums are forging connections with people across the world through exceptional exhibitions, tours, art education and public programs, and learning resources that inform and inspire.The American Friends of Museums in Israel recognizes, promotes, and honors its outstanding partner museums in Israel by providing exhibition, program, project, and financial support through the generosity of its donors. In addition, the non-profit organization provides heightened visibility for its partner museums at special events in New York, through virtual programming, and in promotional materials.For more information call (917) 970-8846 or visit museumsinisrael.org.
New York: Having just wrapped up Asia Week New York with a successful round of exhibition previews in their New York salesroom, Lark Mason Associates is pleased to announce that their Spring sale of Asian, Ancient, Ethnographic Works of Art will open for bidding on April 7th through April 26th on iGavelAuctions.comSays Lark Mason, “We expect that enthusiastic response demonstrated by the collectors and curators during Asia Week New York will continue on for our superb online offerings for the next few weeks and anticipate significant attention and competitive bidding.”Among the highlights of the 400 lots offered are:A spectacular eight-fold coromandel lacquer screen with a scene of deer and figures in pavilions, dated to the 24th year of Kangxi (1686) (Estimate: $80,000/100,000)A spectacular eight-fold coromandel lacquer screen with a scene of deer and figures in pavilions, dated to the 24th year of Kangxi (1686) (Estimate: $80,000/100,000)A Korean Joseon Dynasty Gouache on Silk painting of Gwoneum (Estimate: $30,000/50,000)A Korean Joseon Dynasty Gouache on Silk painting of Gwoneum(Estimate: $30,000/50,000)A pair of finely painted Tibetan Sutra Covers Qing Dynasty and Earlier (Estimate: $20,000/30,000)Luo Zhongli, Portrait of a Woman, Oil on Canvas, 1987 (Estimate: $30,000/50,000)Luo Zhongli, Portrait of a Man, Oil on Canvas, 1987 (Estimate: $30,000/50,000)Large Tibetan Copper Alloy and Iron Phurba, 17th/18th Century (Estimate: $15,000/25,000)Tibetan Gilt-bronze, Turquoise Inset Figure of Shadakshari Lokeshvara,16th Century (Estimate: $5,000/8,000)Large Chinese Cloisonne Hu Form Jar, 18th Century (Estimate: $3,000/5,000)The objects are on view at Lark Mason Associates, at 210 West Mill Street, New Braunfels, TX. The exhibition is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and by appointment only in the New York salesroom, at 229 East 127th Street. For more informationvisit: www.igavelauctions.comAbout Lark MasonWith locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous, auction house specializing in Asian, ethnographic, and ancient works of art, was founded by Lark