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June auctions

Property from the Collection of Drs. Edmund and Julia Lewis, Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), A tobacco tray with a bird-shaped kite, Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890, (estimate: $7,000-9,000)

Edo Sparkle and Tokyo Splendor: Japanese Art of the Last Three Centuries at Bonhams on June 18

New York – On June 18, Bonhams will present Edo Sparkle and Tokyo Splendor: Japanese Art of the Last Three Centuries, a live sale comprising 116 lots of fine lacquer, netsuke, and decorative arts. Leading the auction is a Meiji era lacquer tray with a bird-shaped kite by Shibata Zeshin from the Collection of Drs. Ed and Julie Lewis. The kite depicted in the tray is no ordinary toy but a special variety that was probably Zeshin’s own invention. It has an estimate of $7,000-9,000.

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Property From the Junkunc Collection, A Pale Greenish-White Jade Figure Of a Lion, 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) wide

Art of China Summer online sale at Christie's

Christie’s New York is delighted to present our Art of China Summer online sale (11-29 June). The sale showcases jade carvings, gilt bronzes, porcelain and scholar’s objects from the collection of Stephen Junkunc, III; Qing porcelains from an important private New York collection; and huanghuali furniture from the estate of a lady. Highlights also include Chinese paintings from the collection of the Lee Family of Chicago, Illinois, and paintings sold by the Yale University Art Gallery to benefit acquisition funds.

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Objects from the Sotheby's auction “The Hundred Antiques”

The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative Asian Art online at Sotheby's, June 11-22

The Hundred Antiques: Fine & Decorative Asian Art comprises over 170 Chinese and Japanese works of art and paintings. The sale features Ming and Qing dynasty porcelains, early Chinese ceramics, jade, and scholar’s objects, among others. Highlights include Buddhist sculptures and textiles from the collection of Florence (1886-1939) and Paul H. Benedict (1888-1968), a selection of Qing dynasty glass from a Florida private collection, a group of early Chinese ceramics from the estate of Paul and Marianne Steiner, and numerous Chinese works of art from the collection of Loyd and Linda Crawley.

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