Pair of Tang Dynasty Pottery Horses Lot 750 in Eldred Asian Art Auction September 22-24.

East Dennis, mass. – The collection of netsuke Gloria and Joe Kurilecz, a Lancaster, Penn. and a collection from western Massachusetts are just a few of the private collections featured in Eldred Annual Asian Art Auction, scheduled for September 22-24, 2021, at the company’s headquarters in East Dennis, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.

Gloria and Jo Kurilecz, from Westchester County, New York, were avid collectors of Japanese art and were members of the International Netsuke Society. Highlights of their 75-lot collection include an 18th-century wolf-shaped netsuke from Tomotada, valued at $ 1,500 / 2,500, and a 19th-century netsuke from Toun in the form of a whimsical landscape, estimated at $ 800 / 1,200.

The Lancaster Collection includes several finely detailed Chinese gilded wood carvings, valued at $ 400/600 to $ 1,500 / 2,000. The diverse group also includes Chinese textiles, owls, an 18th century Japanese six-panel screen depicting court scenes from the Genji story, estimated at $ 3,000 / 5,000, and a Chinese black stone paper / weight press topped with a fu lion, estimated at $ 1,000 / 2,000.

The Western Massachusetts collection includes twenty assorted netsuke, estimated to range from $ 1,000 / 1,200 to $ 2,500 / 3,000, evidenced by an 18th century example in the form of a bather covering himself with a napkin. Other notable private collections come from Wisconsin, San Antonio, Texas, and the Boston area.

“I am delighted to see so many private East Coast collections in this sale, each from longtime Eldred customers who have purchased from us over the past 40 years,” said Annie Lajoie, Head of the Department of Eldred. Asian art by Eldred. “I’m delighted to see that many of their pieces come full circle and come back to us. “

Other lots presented in the sale include “Setting Sun”, a watercolor and ink on paper by Chi-Kwan Chen (Chinese, 1921-207), estimated at $ 8,000 / 10,000, a large Chinese vase in archaic bronze hu, estimated at $ 3,000 / 5,000, an 18th century Chinese white jade sculpture of a recumbent horse, estimated at $ 8,000 / 16,000, and a pair of Tang Dynasty pottery horses, estimated at 10,000 $ / 15,000.

Almost 300 sets of ceramics are included in the sale, showcased by the horses of the Tang dynasty. Other expected lots include a Chinese “Diamond Blue” deer-head vase, valued at $ 6,000 / $ 8,000, a pair of Famille Rose temple pots, valued at $ 2,000 / $ 3,000, and a Famille Rose cricket cage decorated with erotic scenes, estimated at $ 2,000 / 3,000.

The sale also includes around 75 woodcuts, including several copies by Paul Jacoulet and Kawase Hasui, most of which are in the $ 400/600 to $ 800/1000 range, as well as a range of Chinese textiles, paintings and bronzes. and Japanese, jade and hard stone. sculptures, lacquers and furniture.

The Asian Sale is a live auction with in-person, online, mail order, and telephone auctions. A pre-sale will take place on Tuesday 23 September and by appointment. Interested bidders are encouraged to visit www.eldreds.com or call 508-385-3116 to confirm the exhibition schedule and submission options.

About Eldred

The Robert C. Eldred Co. is New England’s oldest antique and fine art auction house, now in its third generation of owners within the Eldred family. In addition to its corporate headquarters on Cape Cod’s historic Old King’s Highway in East Dennis, Mass., The company also has an office at 5 Roosevelt Avenue in Mystic, CT. Eldred’s holds approximately 25 auctions per year encompassing Americana, paintings, Asian art, European decorative art, maritime antiques, sports art and collectibles. Eldred’s, the country’s leading marine art auction house, holds approximately 25 auctions per year encompassing Americana, paintings, Asian art, European decorative art, sports art, and collectibles in addition to marine art. It was recently named one of the best auction houses in the world by Art + Auction and holds auction records in a wide range of collection areas.

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