Lark Mason is pleased to present The Schloss Collection: Asian, Ancient, & Ethnographic Works of Art exclusively available for bidding on iGavelAuctions.com from September 19th-October 11, 2012. The sale is comprised of 160 lots, the large majority of which include Sancai burial figurals from the Tang Dynasty. Lillian Schloss was the wife of the late Mr. Ezekiel Schloss, a well-respected figure in the Chinese antiquities industry. Mr. Schloss wrote one of the definitive books on Tang Dynasty artifacts that was very important at the time,_ said David Sensabaugh, the curator of Asian art at the Yale University Art Gallery, who also called the Schloss collection pioneering. At one time, more than 300 such figurines filled the living and dining rooms of Mrs. Schloss_s apartment on West End Avenue in New York City. Focusing exclusively on Chinese art since the 1960_s, the Schloss collection contains many pieces of historical importance. Back in 1984, an auction of some of the pieces collected by Mrs. Schloss and her husband brought in about $2 million at auction at an international Auction house. A2LS
Tuesday, January 29th, 5-7pm
Wednesday, January 30th, 10-5pm
Thursday, January 31st, 10-5pm
This auction features Asian and Ethnographic art from the Collection of Ron Krannich that he amassed over the last 35 years. As a travel writer he spanned the globe, and as a collector he purchased items he was passionate about along the way.
Other highlights in the auction include American, English and French 18th and 19th century furniture and decorations, the steel sculpture featured above by Ernest Trova, a bronze of Cupid and Psyche by Eugene-Ernest Chretien, a 16th century portrait of Virgin and Child from the Circle of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, several works by Savannah artists Myrtle Jones, Christopher Murphy Jr. and Sr., Hattie Saussy and others.
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Amanda and Chris Everard