New York, NY, March 15, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- iGavel is kicking off an exhibition of Asian and Ethnographic Art in anticipation of the collection’s Spring auction. The artwork will be on view during this year’s Asia Week at iGavel’s New York City offices at 229 East 120th Street from Friday, March 14th through the 24th. Viewing is by appointment only and can be arranged by calling 212-289-5588.
Bidding on iGavel’s Asian and Ethnographic Art Auction begins online at www.igavel.com on April 9th and runs through April 30th.
Among the items to be auctioned is a pair of Blue and White Decorated Boy's Bowls, Qianlong Mark and Period, and other Qianlong and Ming Porcelain vessels. Also on exhibition, a collection of Central Asian Ceramic Vessels dating from the 2nd to 1st millenium, and a large group of Japanese sword fittings. Rounding out the highlights is a Central and South Indian stone sculpture from a Washington D.C. collector.
The exhibition begins as demand for Asian art continues to soar on iGavel. A recent Elder’s Antiques’ Auction hosted by iGavel ended with a record sale of an Early 20th Century Chinese White Jade Vase.
Around 40 unique bidders vied for the vase last Monday, driving the $7,000 starting price all the way up to $291,600.
iGavel.com is a leader in online art auctions, offering collectors and dealers high quality fine art, antiques and collectables guaranteed for authenticity and condition. iGavel auctions are modeled on the traditional live auction format, where each lot includes detailed photographic images, a professional description, and an accurate condition report.
Lark E. Mason - President of iGavel - is a frequent guest appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow, was formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby's Chinese Works of Art Department, and Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com.