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Lot 5025667. Korean Eight Panel Screen, 19th Century. Colored Inks on Silk, each panel 46 inches by 18 1/2 inches. Estimate $35000-55000. Sold for: $225,000. Lark Mason Associates 

NEW YORK, NY.- This Spring season iGavel Auctions mounted three simulataneous Asian art auctions with over $2,000,000 in combined sales. Buyers were attracted to many fine examples of Chinese bronzes, jades, furniture, porcelain; Japanese woodblock prints, and other Asian items. However, the strong results of Chinese and Japanese items were superseded by Korean art sold by Lark Mason Associates. 

The top lot, a Korean eight-panel screen, 19th century depicting a Korean-court scene, went into extended bidding for 32 minutes and finally closed at $225,000 with 40 bids, more than four times its high estimate. The nine Korean art lots combined sold for over $316,900. Of these nine lots, seven went into extended bidding. 

“Once again, Korean art achieved stunning results on the iGavel auction site,” said founder Lark Mason, whose Lark Mason Associates auction platform is one of the leading purveyors of Korean art. “Bringing these great works of art to an international clientele is very gratifying.” 

Other highlights included several items from Lark Mason Associates, Petrie Rogers Art, and Quinn’s Auction Gallery. A Chinese 20th century zitan table sold outside of its estimated range for $106,000; eleven Chinese bronze mirrors from the Han to Tang Dynasties sold well at a combined $76,500; and a Song/Yuan Dynasty Cizhou Pillow sold for 40 times its high estimate for over $40,000. A Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze Bodhisattva sold by Quinn’s Auction Gallery for 24 times its high estimate brought $48,750. Petrie Rogers had a Chinese, Qing Dynasty painted and embroidered silk panel sell for over ten times its high estimate at $23,125. A group of 112 lots of Japanese woodblock prints from the 18th century to 20th century had much competitive bidding with 92% selling for a total of over $104,000. 

Among the top lots sold were: 

 

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Lot 5025667. Korean Eight Panel Screen, 19th Century. Colored Inks on Silk, each panel 46 inches by 18 1/2 inches. Estimate $35000-55000. Sold for: $225,000. Lark Mason Associates 

Chinese Carved Zitan Altar Table, Republic / 20th Century or Earlier Sold for: $106,250. Lark Mason Associates 

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Lot 5014938. Chinese Tibetan gilt seated Bodhisattva statue, 7" x 6" x 4". Estimate $1000-2000. Sold for: $48,750. Quinn’s Auction Galleries.

A Chinese Tibetan gilt seated Bodhisattva statue. Seated Vajrasattva Bodhisattva, on Padmasana/lotus throne, carrying Vajra in one hand. 7" x 6" x 4". Provenance: From the collection of Sara Janet Shaw; majority of the collection was acquired before 1960s. Condition: Patina, wear and stains consistent with age. Broken Vajra tip.

Cizhou Pottery Pillow, Song-Yuan Dynasty

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Lot 5017307. Chinese Cizhou Pottery Pillow, Song-Yuan Dynasty, 15 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 7 inches. Estimate $700-1000. Sold for: $40,000 

Chinese Archaic Bronze Lobed Dragon Mirror, Tang Dynasty Sold for: $28,750. Lark Mason Associates 

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Lot 5001086. Large Chinese Qing Dynasty Painted and Embroidered Silk Figural Panel, 71 1/4” x 17 7/8”. Estimate $1,500 - $2,000. Sold for: $23,125. Petrie Rogers Art

Chinese Qing dynasty vertical painted and embroidered silk panel finely rendered with a figural scene featuring members of the nobility and attendants in a garden setting. Ink and color wash in “qing lu” (blue-green) colors provide accents and detail. 18th/19th century.

Provenance: Scottsdale, Arizona collection