An 18th century Chinese Imperial Brown Embroidered Silk Semi-formal Dragon Robe, Jifu. Estimate: $30,000-50,000.

NEW YORK, NY.- When Asia Week New York opens on March 16, Lark Mason Associates will offer up a trio of sales on, the likes of which are certain to attract competitive bidding from museum curators, collectors, and connoisseurs of all persuasions. Though all three sales offer significant lots, the pièce de résistance is Property from an American Collector, Part II.

A private single owner collection of this magnitude and importance has not appeared at auction in many years,” says Lark Mason. “The sale includes magnificent traditional Chinese court robes and rare examples from many other cultures.”

The sale, which runs from March 14th through 30th, consists of more than 65 Chinese silk robes, including an 18th century Chinese Imperial Brown Embroidered Silk Semi-formal Dragon Robe Jifu, (Estimate: $30,000-50,000); a 19th century Chinese Dark Blue Daoist Brocade Theater Robe with Kesi and Embroidered Silk Details (Estimate: $10,000-20,000); a Dowager Empress New Year Semi-formal Court Robe, Qipao, circa 1880 (Estimate: $800-1,200); two pairs of 19th century Korean Silk Civil Official Rank Badges (Estimate: $2,000-3,000); and two Japanese Stenciled Noh Robes, each estimated at $800-1,200. Also included is a rare Chinese Kesi silk Calligraphic scroll, dating to the Qianlong period, modeled after Dong Qichang’s Xingshu running script calligraphy.



A 19th century Chinese Dark Blue Brocade Daoist Theater Robe with Kesi and Embroidered Silk Details. Estimate: $10,000-20,000© 2023 iGavel.

Running from March 2nd through March 21st is Asian Works of Art from the Collection of the Dayton Art Institute featuring a Qing dynasty Chinese Amber Figure of Shoulao (Estimate: $1,200-1,500) and a pair of Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Horses with fitted stands (Estimate: $1,500-2,500). 

Rounding out the trio of sales is Chinese and Other Asian Works of Art, which runs from March 28th through April 18th. Among the lots are a Chinese Pale Celadon Jade Ewer, (Estimate: $40,000-60,000); an 18th century Chinese Celadon and Green Jade Cylindrical Parfumier (Estimate: $2,000-4,000) and a Qing Dynasty Chinese Silver and Gold Inlaid Bronze Fanghu Archaistic Vessel (Estimate: $4,000-6,000).