Bronze Tibetan figure may fetch $30K at Asian art sale

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Cowan’s Auctions, Inc. will host their live salesroom Asian Art Auction on September 13, 2013. The sale will feature over 800 lots consisting of a wide selection of high quality ivory, jade and porcelain, Chinese and Japanese prints and scroll paintings, Chinese furniture and reference material on Asian Art.

“Cowan’s will be offering several important collections of Asian Art on September 13th,

Gilt bronze Tibetan figure of Manjushri, the figure inlaid with coral and turquoise painted details, very sharply cast and with much gilt preserved, lengthy inscription on reverse side; 13 1/2 inches tall, may sell $20,000 to $30,000. (Photo courtesy Cowan's Auctions)

Gilt bronze Tibetan figure of Manjushri, the figure inlaid with coral and turquoise painted details, very sharply cast and with much gilt preserved, lengthy inscription on reverse side; 13 1/2 inches tall, may sell $20,000 to $30,000. (Photo courtesy Cowan’s Auctions)

notes Graydon Sikes, Director, Asian Art. “Amongst the strongest categories include several very fine 19th century robes, altar covers and other embroidered textiles, two outstanding pairs of Japanese carved tusks will be offered, as well as a fine collection of Chinese ivory from a private collector in Indiana.”

A Tibetan Bronze Manjushri is estimated to sell anywhere between $20,000/30,000. The statue is a gilt bronze figure of Manjushri inlaid with coral and turquoise painted details.

Jade pieces are expected to perform well in the auction. A Large Chinese Jadeite Covered Vessel is estimated at $20,000/30,000. A Chinese Celadon Jade Covered Vessel is estimated at $8,000/12,000, a Chinese White Jade Buddha is estimated to bring anywhere between $8,000/12,000, and a Chinese Mind Period Jade Water Buffalo Carving is estimated at $11,000/12,000.

Exceptional works of ivory will be offered in the sale. A Chinese Standing Ivory Guanyin with a Bouquet of Flowers is estimated to bring $4,000/8,000, a Chinese Carved Ivory Fantasy Mountain with Guanyin is expected to sell for $4,000/8,000, and a grouping of Japanese Carved Ivory Figures are estimated at $6,000/8,000.

The September 13 auction will also feature Japanese and Chinese vases. A pair of Mixed Metal Japanese Vases from the Meiji Period are estimated at $20,000/30,000, a rare Chinese Meiping Double-Fish Vase is expected to sell for $8,000/12,000, and an important pair of Republic Period Vases by Liu Yuchen are estimated at $6,000/8,000.

Chinese furniture will come up for auction in the Asian Art sale. A pair of Chinese Carved Cowans126811Hall Chairs are estimated at $2,000/3,000, a Pair of Chinese Carved Throne Chairs with Mother of Pearl Inlay are estimated at $2,000/3,000, and a Ming Style Rosewood Stand is expected to bring anywhere between $1,000/1,500.

For more information about the auction or to view the catalogue, please visit cowans.com or contact Graydon Sikes at 513-871-1670.

 

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