A Yongzheng mark and period flambé-glazed Jun-type jar, one of only three examples known of its type, is guided at $300,000-500,000 at Sotheby’s headline sale Celestial Colors. The Cadle Family Collection of Chinese Monochromes on March 21. Reproductions of the Song Jun glaze was revived on a large scale by the Yongzheng Emperor, who was particularly partial to Song wares and commissioned copies of Jun wares from the imperial workshops in Jingdezhen.

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Spring in the Big Apple marks the return of Asia Week New York (AWNY), the annual week-long celebration of Asian art in the city’s metropolitan area.

The event, now in its 14th year, takes place from March 16-24 and encompasses auction houses and specialist dealers alongside exhibitions in museums, lectures and special events.

For sale through some two dozen auctions and specialist gallery shows held live and online is a broad mix of artworks across multiple disciplines, from ancient to contemporary and including Chinese, Indian, south-east Asian, Himalayan, Japanese and Korean works of art.

Alongside 26 participating dealers, six auction houses are taking part: Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams, Doyle, Heritage Auctions and Lark Mason Associates at iGavel.

Eye-catching auctions

Noteworthy sales include the select group of Chinese monochromatic porcelains from the Cadle family at Sotheby’s and three auctions - two at Christie’s and one at Bonhams - featuring the collection of AWNY founding member and dealer James Lally whose Chinese art gallery in New York, JJ Lally & Co, closed in 2021.

In this section we preview these sales and give a flavour of what else will be on offer in the auction rooms and dealers’ galleries.

More information and up-to-date listings can be found on the AWNY website below.