Littleton & Hennessy
London dealer Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art will be based at Daniel Crouch Rare Books on 24 East 64th Street during the week to show Treasures from China’s Past, featuring items from private collections spanning the northern Wei to the Qing dynasty.
Among the highlights is this dramatically modelled sancai glazed stoneware lion pillow, above, that has a provenance to the Sze Yuan Tang Collection, Hong Kong.
Dating from the Tang dynasty (8th century) and measuring 5¾ (14.5cm) wide, it is priced at $320,000.
Chinese art from the Szekeres Collection is on show at the gallery of New York resident dealer JJ Lally at 41 East 57th Street where this white marble statue of a seated courtesan from the Tang dynasty, above, will be on sale. The 9½in (24cm) high work, which would have been part of the retinue for a royal burial, is priced at $380,000.
Arcane Masters: a curated exhibition of Indian and Himalayan Art showing at resident dealer Kapoor Galleries on 34 East 67th Street includes this Qing dynasty gilt bronze and precious stone inlaid seated figure of Avalokiteshvara in Kangxi style, above. It is priced at $475,000.
Specialist dealer in Indian, south-east Asian and Himalayan art Francesca Galloway will be at 1018 Madison Avenue. The London dealer brings a selection of Indian, Rajput and Pahari paintings from the Ludwig Habighorst Collection.
Pictured above is one of them, a page from a Bhagavata Purana series from Guler dated to c.1790 and attributed to the artist Ranjha. The folio measures 10 x 12in (25 x 30cm), is painted in opaque pigments and gold and depicts a group of beautiful gopis mourning the loss of Krishna with his friend Uddhava who has been sent to console the women.
Prices for the works in the Habighorst collection range from £10,000-100,000.