500-year-old polychrome carved figure could bring $20,000 in online antiques auction

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A 14th/15th century Nepalese carved and polychromed figure of Tara is estimated at $20,000 to $30,000. Photos courtesy Litchfield County Auctions


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LITCHFIELD, Mass. — Litchfield County Auctions announces their Autumn Modernism, Asian Arts & European Antiques Auction will include a special collection of Asian ceramics, artwork and objects. Additionally, there are Modern works of art and design, together with traditional English and Continental furniture and decorations. The auction will be running online Sept. 28-Oct. 12 at igavelauctions.com.

Highlights in the Asian category include a 14th/15th century Nepalese carved and polychromed figure of Tara, estimated $20,000 to $30,000; a pair of Chinese Famille Rose decorated porcelain vases, Hongxian mark and period and two Korean Choson Period carved and painted wood Dongja figures

Oil on Canvas Portrait of Lady Malgrave by John Jackson, English, 1778-1831, estimated at $8,000-12,000.
Oil on Canvas Portrait of Lady Malgrave by John Jackson, English, 1778-1831, estimated at $8,000-12,000.

Additional highlights include a pair of 15th/16th century Chinese ceramic figural roof tile lamps; a Chinese carved and gilt wood figure of Lokapala, Possibly Guangzhou Province, 17th/18th centuy; a pair of late 19th century Japanese lacquer Hinokiwood wedding dishes; a late 19th century large Japanese ceramic “Maneki Neko” (Beckoning Cat), Meiji Period; and a mid-19th century Chinese carved white jade Guanyin. Furnishings include a pair of late 18th century Imperial Chinese court chairs; a Chinese late Ming Dynasty rosewood cabinet and a 19th century Japanese eight-fold lacquer screen.

The grouping of English and Continental furniture and decorations offered in the sale includes a George I walnut veneered dressing table; a George III style japanned bureau bookcase; two sets of six George III mahogany dining chairs, 18th century; a George III style mahogany three-pedestal banqueting table; a William and Mary floral marquetry tall case clock, circa 1690, by John Shaw, Holborn; an 18th century Queen Anne japanned tall case clock by Anthony Harrison, London; a Continental 16th/17th century Baroque oak draw-leaf table; and an Italian Neoclassical inlaid fruitwood Chest of Drawers, circa 1770.

Decorations include a pair of Victorian sterling silver Four-Light Candelabra, Sheffield, 1886, mark of James Kebberling Bembridge for Hawksworth, Eyre & Co. Ltd.; a Baltimore, Maryland Sterling Silver Presentation Vase, Circa 1900, Jacobi & Jenkins; a Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Partial Flatware Service in the “English King” Pattern (patented 1885); a lacquer on wood painting of “Two Ducks in a Pond” by Jean Dunand, French, 1877-1942; and an oil on canvas portrait of Lady Malgrave by John Jackson, English, 1778-1831, estimated at $8,000 to $12,000.

 For more information and complete details visit Litchfield County Auctions.

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