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Bonhams Offers Asian Art Auctions in Los Angeles

Huang Junbi (1899-1991), Waterfall, 1944, hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, 41 3/8 x 18 1/8 in.
(105 x 46 cm), From a San Francisco Family Collection, Fine Asian Works of Art, Los Angeles, June 21, 2022, Lot 161, Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Fine Asian Works of Art
Live auction, June 21, 2022, 10am PDT

The Fine Asian Works of Art sale on June 21 will be highlighted by Waterfall from Huang Junbi (1899-1991), one of the most influential and productive artists in modern China and Taiwan. Estimated at $15,000-25,000, this hanging scroll depicts gentlemen gazing at a waterfall and includes a calligraphy inscription of a Tang dynasty poem. The sale also features an impressive selection of Qing dynasty porcelain, including a pair of Yongzheng period famille-rose 'floral' jars, estimated at $8,000-12,000, and a 19th century blue and white brushpot inscribed with a text by the Western Han dynasty poet Wang Bo, estimated at $8,000-12,000.

The sale includes 25 lots dedicated to arts of the scholar's studio, including a 17th century a bronze 'double dragon' brush rest, estimated at $2,000 – 3,000, a huanghuali jiaoxiang writing box, estimated at $6,000–8,000, and an 18th century huanghuali and hongmu yokeback chair, reputedly from the collection of Prince Pu Lun (1874-1927), estimated at $10,000– 15,000. Textiles, bronzes, and jades are also well-represented in the sale, with highlights including a Ming dynasty jade waterpot in the form of a mythical beast from the Stephen Junkunc Collection, estimated at $8,000-12,000, a Han dynasty gilt-bronze stag form fitting from the Carl Kempe Collection, estimated at $10,000-15,000, and a blue-ground silk kesi 'dragon' robe, estimated at $4,000-6,000.

A Pair of Large Famille-Rose Beaker Vases, late 19th century, H. 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm.), A Private Bay Area Collection, Decorative Asian Works of Art, Online sale, June 13-22, 2022, Lot 13, Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Decorative Asian Works of Art
Online sale, June 13–22, 2022

The Decorative Asian Works of Art sale, running online from June 13–22, features a range of Chinese works of art, with highlights including a pair of large wucai 'figural' beaker vases from the 19th century, estimated at $10,000–15,000, and a 19th century red-ground embroidered silk 'elephant' frontal, estimated at $2,500–3,500. The auction also features works from other parts of Asia, including over 20 Japanese works of art, such a painting by the 19th century artist Matsukawa Hanzan (1818-1882) featuring two merchants, estimated at $3,000–5,000, and a bronze figure of Yasuda Zenjirō, made by Kitanura Shikai (1871-1927) in 1927, estimated at $2,000–3,000.

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