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Bonhams Presents The Alan and Simone Hartman Collection: The Inaugural Sale


A Pair of Magnificent Famille Verse Double Gourd Vases with Ormolu Bases and Gilt Brown Lacquer Stands, the porcelain Kangxi, the French gilt bronze mounts probably 19th century, the lacquer stands probably early 19th century; Estimate: US$50,000-US$70,000, The Alan and Simone Hartman Collection: The Inaugural Sale

Bonhams New York
The Alan and Simone Hartman Collection: The Inaugural Sale

December 8 (10am-5pm)
December 9-10 (12-5pm)
December 11-13 (10am-5pm)
December 14 (10am-12pm)

Auction: December 14 at 5pm EST

Bonhams is proud to announce the landmark auction, The Alan and Simone Hartman Collection: The Inaugural Sale, this winter in New York. The esteemed art and antique gallerist Alan Hartman (1930-2023) and his wife Simone amassed an extraordinary personal collection of Impressionist works of art by the greatest names in art history, as well as a stunning and extensive array of Asian Art. Following a world tour to Bonhams salerooms in Paris, London, and Hong Kong, 23 works of Fine Art and 70 works of Asian Art will be presented as a single-owner sale on December 14 in New York, with Part II of the Asian Art collection to be presented during March Asia Week 2024 and in future Chinese and Japanese auctions at Bonhams.

While the Hartmans delighted in collecting impeccable Impressionist and Modern artworks, the core of their collection was built around Chinese and Japanese works of art. Highlights from this category include two rare and massive Imperial Jiajing mark and period (1521-1567) blue and white porcelains, a stunning pair of imposing ‘Famille Verte’ double-gourd vases, Kangxi (1662-1723) set in ormolu mounts, an important group of Chinese archaic bronzes, and a spectacular selection of Japanese lacquer suzuribako.

Dessa Goddard, VP and US Head of Asian Art, Bonhams, said, “Alan Hartman was one of the most influential dealers of Asian Art, and together with Simone created a preeminent collection of Chinese jade, bronzes and Asian works of art. We are thrilled to offer highlights from their personal collection in this Inaugural December auction in New York and in forthcoming sales worldwide.”

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