The sale provides an excellent opportunity for collectors to browse a fine selection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, and Southeast Asian ceramics, jades, lacquer, sculpture, furniture, and works of art from a range of centuries and dynasties.
The highlight of the auction is a rare Chinese carved and underglaze red Dragons and Waves vase (Lot 12, $150,000 - 250,000), a rare example of a small group of wares made for the Yongzheng court.
The work features reserved dragons carved in low relief against a ground of crashing waves executed in a red underglaze.
Also on offer is a Chinese Longquan incised celadon—glazed bottle vase (Lot 2, $20,000 - 30,000), potentially among a body of works made for Chinese imperial use during the early fifteenth century reigns of the Yongle and Xuande emperors.
Another item listed is a Chinese carved twelve-panel Coromandel folding screen (Lot 81, $20,000 - 30,000), a fine example of popular seventeenth and eighteenth-century interior screens; and a hanging scroll attributed to the Empress Dowager of China, Cixi, titled Jiutian Chuilu (Grapes) (Lot 84, $15,000 - 25,000) A diplomatic gift to Congressman and Mrs. Edwin H. Conger, survivors of the Boxer Rebellion.