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  • LANDMARK SERIES OF AUCTIONS OF ELLSWORTH COLLECTIONS

    A landmark five day series of auctions devoted to the collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth takes place at Christie’s New York from March 17-21. Six live auctions and a series of online sales are together expected to realise in excess of $35 million. All lots from what is considered to be one of the most important private collections of Asian Art ever to come to market will be sold without reserve. An online only sale will run from March 18-27.

    Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (1929-2014) was widely recognised throughout Asia and the Americas for his  ground breaking role in the study and appreciation of Asian art. UPDATE:  The complete collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth achieved $134 million.
    Two from a set of four Huanghuali horseshoe back armchairs, Ming Dynasty, 17th century. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2015.

    Two from a set of four Huanghuali horseshoe back armchairs, Ming Dynasty, 17th century. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2015.  UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR $9,685,000 – a world auction record for Huanghuali furniture

    A large and important gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, 13th century ($2-3 million) Courtesy, Christie's Images Ltd., 2015

    A large and important gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, 13th century ($2-3 million) Courtesy, Christie’s Images Ltd., 2015 UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $8,229,000 – A world auction record for a Nepalese sculpture.

    A rare Doucai ovoid jar China Yongzheng-Qianlong period ($5,000-8,000) Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2015.

    A rare Doucai ovoid jar China Yongzheng-Qianlong period ($5,000-8,000) Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2015.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for December 29, 2014).

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