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Gray’s Auctioneers offer impressive selection of Asian art

An impressive selection of Asian art will lead the line-up at Gray’s Auctioneers in Ohio next month.
The company’s Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts sale will feature Chinese carvings, sculpture, snuff bottles, ceramics and jade, alongside fine paintings, prints, jewelry, porcelain and furniture.

The sale’s most valuable lot is a Qing Dynasty white hetian nephrite jade boulder, finely carved with scholarly figures in a natural landscape and estimated at $80,000-$120,000.
Further top lots include a carved celadon jade Lingzhi washer with bat motif, valued at $5,000-$7,000; pale-greyish green jade Archaistic vase, estimated at $4,000-$6,000; and a Peking green over white glass vase, valued at $3,000-$5,000.

Collectors will also have the chance to snap up a selection of 17th century glass and porcelain snuff bottles, and several delicately carved agate decorative objects and figurines.

Further sculptural treasures will include an Indian Buff Sandstone Figure of Vishnu dating from the 10th century, estimated at $10,000-$15,000, and a marble statue by the Scottish sculptor William Calder Marshall, entitled ‘Country Girl’, valued at $10,000-$12,000.

Highlights from the extensive jewelry section range from a Pre-Columbian gold frog pendant made in Costa Rica, valued at $3,000-$5,000, to a modern gold and multi-stone butterfly pendant estimated at $1,000-$2,000.

The fine art section of the sale will feature original works by the likes of Phyllis Seltzer, John Pearson, Ken Nevadomi, Richard Lindner and Theodore J. Richardson.

Elsewhere the auction includes everything from a vintage United Press Teletype machine to a late 17th century set of the works of John Milton.

The Gray’s Auctioneers Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts sale takes place in Cleveland on Wednesday March 2.

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