LHA PURSUITS | Anthony Wu  

LHA PURSUITS | Anthony Wu

Blog | September 20, 2017
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Anthony Wu

Asian Works of Art Specialist and Appraiser

Anthony Wu is one of Canada’s premier and most experienced Asian Art specialists. He is a certified Chinese Art appraiser with the Appraisers Association of America and provides Asian Art consultation, valuation and research for various auction houses, museums and private clients in Canada and the USA. He is regularly called upon by outlets, such as Orientations Magazine, to provide insight on market trends. With a primary focus on Chinese Art, his company Anthony Wu Art Consultants also specializes in art from Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, India, Southeast Asia and the Islamic World.

Follow Anthony Wu: @anthonywuart

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Anthony Wu grew up in Toronto with a passion for the visual arts. Following his tenure at Toronto University, where he received his B.A. and M.A., he worked in the auction industry for ten years. Today, he runs a premiere Asian Art consulting firm, Anthony Wu Art. We asked Anthony to pick his favorite items from our upcoming September 25-26 Asian Works of Art auction.

Asian Works of Art

With his intense eyes and fierce expression, this armoured guardian would have protected the tomb of a Tang Dynasty noble. These types of ceramic figures have taken a slight hit in the market during the 2000’s, but they are definitely making a comeback for both collectors and interior designers.

Asian Work of Art

Its rare turquoise ground is covered with graceful lotus blooms and scrolling vine, all highlighted with a gilded outline. Similar examples can be found in important museum collections around the world. And it features a Qianlong six-character imperial mark.

Asian Works of Art

These large and colorful wall panels would have originally been seat cushion covers from the 19th Century. They have an incredible decorative look and would be a bright addition to any room.

Asian Work of Art
Lot 481,A Large Bronze Model of a Dragon

Despite the large size, the details and anatomy of this beast is simply incredible. These large-scale dragons would have been a feature Japanese export to the Western market during the late 19th Century, and today, it would still command a presence in the center of a living room.

Asian Works of Art
Lot 516, Two Cloisonne Enamel Figures of Elephants

More elephants! These two are simply endearing with their compressed proportions and colorful saddles. Their precise uses of multi-colored enamels display the expertise of Qing Dynasty craftsmen. I also love the way the copper wires playfully emulate the wrinkles of these fantastic beasts.

Asian Works of Art
Lot 717, A Chinese Export Reverse Painted Glass Mirror

These types of mirrors were extremely popular during the 18th and 19th Century when Europeans and Americans wanted a glimpse of what life in the Orient was like – all from the comfort of their living room. It didn’t matter that most of these scenes were contrived for a Western audience, as this medium remained prevalent until the early 20th Century. What fascinates me is the Western influence the Chinese artists used to create this painting – the bright hues, elegant shading and simple perspective.

Asian Works of Art

Monday, September 25, 2017 in Chicago  |  10AM

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Chicago  |  10 AM

 

CHICAGO PREVIEW TIMES

Wednesday, September 20,10am – 5pm

Thursday, September 21, 10am – 5pm

Friday, September 22, 10am – 5pm

Saturday, September 23, 10am – 3pm

Sunday, September 24, 12pm-4pm

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