Estate of influential family associated
with the United Nations and an embassy.
Manhasset estate containing Asian Arts, plus other fine decorative arts, Cartier watch and furnishings. Some information about the Asian Arts collection being offered at this auction:
Vintage Chinese ceramics, porcelain and jade from the collection of a prominent
Shanghai family. The older pieces were acquired in the late 1800s and early 1900s
and are surviving examples that were not destroyed by the Red Guard in the 1960s.
The later pieces (those with red seals) were authorized export items from the late
1970s (post Nixon era) which are just below museum quality of the day. Today’s
authorized export items are several steps below the pieces in this lot as all the finer
examples are already in private collections.