Christie’s will auction an array of significant Asian arts this spring

The lots span historical artifacts and arts from Japan, Korea, India, Tibet, and China.

March 10, 2023: This spring, auction house Christie’s, in New York, will hold eight auctions for the Asian Art Week. A series of five live auctions will begin on March 21 with Japanese and Korean Art featuring woodblock prints, Buddhist art, important Korean porcelain, and paintings. 

Bronze wine vessel Christie's

A bronze ritual wine vessel, jue.

The Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art live auction will feature brilliantly gold-heightened Tibetan painting of Milarepa, an array of Himalayan bronzes, and royal portraits from the Rajput and Deccan states. 

Fahua jar Christie's

A Fahua jar.

The South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art auction will display important works by Manjit Bawa, Francis Newton Souza, Maqbool Fida Husain, Sayed Haider Raza, Akbar Padamsee and other luminary artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

Huanghuali chair Christie's

A rare, folding Huanghuali chair.

The offerings continue on March 23, with the highly anticipated auction of J. J. Lally & Co. The Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction will showcase an exceptional and very rare 17th century huanghuali folding chair; an important early Western Zhou-dynasty bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, formerly from the Liu Tizhi collection; a large Northern Wei dynasty sandstone figure of a bodhisattva;  jade carvings; and glass from various private collections.

Manjit Bawa Christie's

Manjit Bawa, Untitled

The live auctions will be complemented by three online sales: ‘J. J. Lally & Co. – The Library’, which will comprise 116 lots of essential volumes for the new and experienced collector; South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art Online; and Arts of Asia Online. 

Milarepa Christie's

Milarepa, Tibet.

The highlights from Arts of Asia Online include property from important collections including Chinese Ceramics from the J.M. Hu Zandelou Collection, as well as a British collection of Japanese inro (a traditional Japanese case for holding small objects, suspended from the obi of a kimono).

- By Pritha Debroy

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