Though Asia Week New York doesn’t return to the city until next March, some select galleries are sharing previews of Eastern art, objects and more items of interest this month. Discover where to source both foreign—and domestic—inspiration and product in our monthly auctions roundup:
Doyle’s Decorative Asian Art launches September 22, showcasing objects hailing from China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia, including decorative porcelains, jades, scholar’s objects, bronzes, pottery, screens, furniture and paintings. Treasures include a 19th century Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Fish Bowl, a pair of Chinese Yumu Horseshoe Back Armchairs from the Qing Dynasty, and a Chinese Huanghuali Balance Box.
Chinese Famille Verte Glazed Porcelain Fish Bowl at Doyle
Pair of Chinese Yumu Horseshoe Back Armchairs, at Doyle
The Christie's September 17 auction, Elevated Beauty: Fine Chinese Display Stands from An Important Private American Collection, will introduce auction-goers to 100-plus display stands created over half a century during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Particular highlights include a rare zitan stand engraved with images of the Eight Immortals and a Qianlong mark and period loisonné enamel octagonal stand.
An imperial cloisonné enamel hexagonal stand, at Christie's
Modern and traditional Chinese works take the auction block in Monochrome at Sotheby's on September 15. A celebration of clean lines and color subtlety, the auction will feature traditional tea ceremony ceramics from the Song dynasty, monochromatic ink paintings, modern ceramics, and classic huanghuali furniture.
Large and rare 'jun' numbered flower pot, at Sotheby's
A 'moon white' 'jun' bowl from the Song dynasty, at Sotheby's
Xu Bing landscript, ink on Nepalese paper, at Sotheby's
Wright’s September 10 auction, Eames Design: The JF Chen Collection, with hundreds of work designed by Charles and Ray Eames, including a selection of walnut-and-Bakelite radios, storage units, and, naturally, a wide range of seating, from sets of iconic DCWs to 1950’s MAX, a rare model designed for "reading or relaxing," according to Herman Miller's catalog. “Modern art and design,” Bruun Rasmussen’s auction, starting today, poses a colorful collection, with oil paintings from Kjell Nupen, Mie Eje and Jens Birkemose, bright seating from Jans J. Wegner, and delightful objects, like Kay Bojesen's large monkey with removable arms and legs.
Pair of DCW chairs, at Wright
Storage unit for the Organic Design Competition by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, at Wright
Art and objects hand-selected by historian Jean-Louis Remilleux are featured in the Christie's La Vie de Château sale, to be held in Paris on September 28. More than 1,000 pieces, spanning furniture, Old Master paintings, ceramics, drawings and other collections, are on view, with particularly interesting pieces sourced from collections of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and Charles de Besteigui.
Louis XV style pair of chairs, at Christie's; bust of Pierre-Laurent Buirette de Belloy, at Christie's