Day 1: Fine Chinese Art, Buddhism and Hinduism (lots 1-247) on Wednesday, 11 October 2023, starting at 11 AM CET - Print Catalog Available
Day 2: Fine Chinese Art, Buddhism and Hinduism (lots 248-436) on Thursday, 12 October 2023, starting at 1 PM CET - Catalog Online Only
Day 3: Fine Chinese Art, Buddhism and Hinduism (lots 437-741)on Friday, 13 October 2023, starting at 11 AM CET - Catalog Online OnlyCatalogue: Download PDF Catalogue
Join Zacke for a three-day live auction event featuring 741 works of art from countries as large as China, India, or Indonesia, from the Himalayan valleys and plateaus of Tibet, Nepal, Kashmir, and Pakistan, from the Southeast Asian peoples of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar, as well as from the steppes of Central Asia to the plains of Mongolia, and from the Northern Indian basin to the island of Sri Lanka.
A pinnacle event of our autumn calendar – the flagship auction – will take place on Day 1 of the sale (lots 1-247), featuring many important pieces from renowned collections, among them an Imperial Falangcai miniature vase (lot 102), the Ming Dynasty’s largest surviving Zitan figure (lot 187), and an Imperial robe made for the Empress Dowager Cixi (lot 201).
The general auction will follow on Day 2 (lots 248-436) and on Day 3 (lots 437-748), offering items for avid art collectors and first-time buyers alike.
Notable Collector’s Provenances include the Zande Lou Collection, built by J.M. Hu, one of the world’s greatest connoisseurs of Chinese ceramics; James J. Lally, New York, a preeminent scholar of Asian art; Dr. Wou Kiuan, diplomat and founder of the Wou Lien-Pai museum; Zhang Boju, China’s celebrated art collector who was also known as one of the ‘Four Young Princes’; as well as many prestigious names such as Anton Exner, Adolphe Stoclet, Adrian Maynard, Dr. Elsa Graser, Charles Oswald Lidell, George Hathaway Taber, the Chasseloup-Laubat Family, Madame Safia Sassi, John Marsing, Leonardo Vigorelli, American tattoo artist Ed Hardy, and Academy Award winners Michael Phillips and Anthony Powell.
Historic Gallery and Dealership Provenances include Spink & Son, Galerie Jacques Barrère, Michel Beurdeley, E&J Frankel, Hugh Moss, Clare Chu, the Bernheimer Collection, Bluett & Sons, John Sparks, Marsha Vargas, Robert Kleiner, S. Bernstein & Co, Cohen & Cohen, and Michael Goedhuis.
Museum Deaccessions include the Cranmore Ethnographical Museum, the Norton Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, the Wou Lien-Pai, the Idemitsu, and the Zelnik István Asian Gold Museum.
Thursday, 12 October, starting at 11 AM CET - Print Catalog Available On RequestCatalogue: Download PDF Catalogue
Join Zacke for this noteworthy sale of 53 rare archaic masterpieces carved from jade (50), soapstone (1), and ritual bone (2), without exception sourced from renowned collectors, many of whom have long since passed away.
These old provenances include preeminent scholars of Chinese art such as Harry Geoffrey Beasley, Isabelle and Robert de Strycker, Sir Percival David, Idemitsu Sazo, Dr. Wou Kiuan, Henry Dyer, and Robert Rousset.
Two exceptional jades (1004 and 1033) from the David Taylor collection deserve special mention, as similar pieces from this provenance achieved record prices quite recently during Asia Week in New York. David Taylor, a Scottish businessman based in Belfast, was known for acquiring a notable group of Chinese jades on his extensive travels in East Asia during the early 20th century. The rather spectacular collection was kept in the family for nearly a century, well beyond David Taylor’s passing in 1952, and only surfaced at a local auction house in the United Kingdom in 2020.
We take great pride in presenting this extraordinary group of 53 ancient artworks, as showcased in our hardcover catalog, and cordially invite you to explore this one-of-a-kind opportunity.
Friday, 3 November 2023
Session I: Lots 1-62 at 11 AM CET
Session II: Lots 101-362 at 1 PM CET
Join us for our illustrious Fine Netsuke & Sagemono autumn sale this November, spread across two thrilling sessions, each accompanied by its dedicated catalog.
Session 1 will feature a selection of Fine Inro (lots 1-62). Gracing the cover of the Session 1 catalog is lot 30: a masterful and rare inlaid two-case inro depicting the yokai box from the Shitakiri Suzume, with en suite netsuke and ojime, the netsuke by Ohara Mitsuhiro. With 62 exceptionally fine inro pieces, this is the first time we unveil a dedicated catalog for fine inro.
Session 2 is dedicated to a carefully curated selection of Fine Netsuke and Sagemono (lots 101-362) with a focus on netsuke, ojime & kiseruzutsu. Gracing the cover of the Session 1 catalog is lot 119: an important and exceedingly rare wood netsuke of a hakutaku, hailing from the ex-collections of Betty Jahss and Joe Kurstin. Additional highlights of this sale includes a superb and very large wood netsuke of Tekkai Sennin (lot 121), a rare and superb wood sashi netsuke of Fukurokuju getting a shave (lot 224), and a large Osaka school inlaid wood netsuke of Gama Sennin (lot 169).
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