Autumn Exhibition & Sale
This sales exhibition held in the gallery in New York between September 16 and October 26, 1996 was fully illustrated and published in Kaikodo Journal II. The works varied from archaic Chinese bronzes and jades to ceramics spanning the long period from the Neolithic to the 19th century. The paintings included many formats—hanging scrolls and handscrolls, fans and albums and began with Chinese paintings datable to the Song dynasty and concluded with later Japanese paintings of the Edo period. Given this wide range of media and period, and spanning two cultures, it was determined there need be no further theme than diversity, high quality and historical interest.
There were many highlights among the objects on view including an extraordinary and extremely rare bronze you of the Shang dynasty in the form of a magnificent owl. Ceramics included an extraordinary Han-dynasty earthenware hu with painted decoration of a tiger being pursued by arches and a spirited red horse, intriguing Tang tomb wares and classic Song-dynasty wares, and an important published fahua jardiniere of the Ming period. Exquisite chariot fittings and a stunning openwork mirror, along with a bronze warrior’s helmet, were some of the early highlights of the exhibition.