February Asian Art Highlights

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This February 16th at Clars, the Asian Art Department will offer a diverse array of Asian masterpieces that span several cultures and historical periods.


A special highlight is the 19th century Chinese celadon jade tripod censer and cover. This exquisite piece, measuring 10.25″ across, is of a globular form adorned with stylized phoenixes in raised relief. It boasts peony branch handles with loose rings, is supported on three short, splayed legs originating from lion masks, and is topped with a domed cover crowned by a mythical beast-shaped finial.


A Chinese celadon jade tripod censer and cover.
A Chinese celadon jade tripod censer and cover.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000

Another notable highlight is the Ming dynasty fahua ceramic figure of a Luohan. This piece, characterized by the vibrant and intricate fahua glazing technique, reflects the religious significance and artistic depth of the Ming dynasty.


Left: A Ming Dynasty Fahua ceramic figure of a luohan. Estimate: $6,000–$8,000Right: A Japanese inlaid bronze ‘dragon’ koro and cover. Estimate: $1,500–$2,500
Left: A Ming Dynasty fahua ceramic figure of a luohan. Estimate: $6,000–$9,000
Right: A Japanese inlaid bronze ‘dragon’ koro and cover. Estimate: $1,500–$2,500

We will be offering additional highlights from the Qing dynasty, including a Chinese famille rose and underglaze bluebird and flower hu-form vase which showcases intricate and colorful depictions of avian and floral motifs. A Chinese enameled 100 deer hu-form vase is another masterpiece available that features a multitude of deer in various stances — symbolizing longevity and prosperity. Lastly, the Chinese jade and hardstone embellished lacquer wall panel up for auction is a testament to exquisite craftsmanship, combining luxurious materials in a harmonious design.


A Chinese enameled 100 deer hu-form vase.
A Chinese enameled 100 deer hu-form vase.
Estimate: $7,000–$10,000
Chinese jade and hardstone embellished lacquer wall panel.
A Chinese jade and hardstone embellished lacquer wall panel.
Estimate: $4,000–$6,000

Another standout feature in the sale is the collection of jade carvings, crafted in the 18th-century Mughal style. These pieces, including intricately designed teapots and incense boxes, blend Indian and Chinese artistry, highlighting the rich Mughal influence.


A Chinese white jade teapot.
A Chinese white jade teapot.
Estimate: $1,500–$2,500

Also to be featured is a remarkable late 19th century Japanese inlaid bronze koro and cover, crafted by Ohashi San’emon (1851–1895) during the Meiji period. Measuring 14.125″ in height, this piece is distinguished by a pixiu finial and is elaborately decorated with auspicious symbols in copper, silver, and gilt. The inscription, “Dai Nihon Ohashi Sam’emon seizo,” on the underside further authenticates its origin.


A Chinese celadon glazed crackled ground ‘trigram’ vase.
A Chinese celadon glazed crackled ground ‘trigram’ vase.
Estimate: $4,000–$6,000

Clars invites art enthusiasts and collectors this February 16th to explore these treasures and more.


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