Oakridge Auction Gallery

Oakridge Auction Gallery Bringing together buyers and sellers of rare and valuable works of art, antiques, jewelry, and collectibles in a global marketplace.
Oakridge Auction Gallery brings buyers and sellers of fine, rare and valuable works of art, jewelry, antiques, and collectibles together in a global marketplace. Whether it is conducting live auctions at its traditional Northern Virginia auction house, in the Washington DC Metropolitan area or conducting online auctions through its modern virtual gallery, we provide extraordinary service to both buyers and sellers alike. With its team of expert consultants from around the world, we offer distinctive, unique, and beautiful items to selective museums and discerning collectors.
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Valuable fine art, jewelry, antiques, and collectable auctions and consignments.

Famille Rose Snuff Bottle, 19th CenturyIt's not often we come across a tender depiction of love such as this on our snuf...
02/11/2020

Famille Rose Snuff Bottle, 19th Century

It's not often we come across a tender depiction of love such as this on our snuff bottles. It's a medium dominated by scholars and landscapes, Luohan and mythological creatures, and so when an artist embraces a subject matter more related to daily life, viewers like us really take pause. Rather than soaring heights or lofty deeds, here we have lovers embracing and helping one another to get dressed. Sometimes the simple can be just as moving as the complex.

Whether you're looking for something simple or complex, historically important or just plain cool, you're bound to find it in our February Discovery auction, happening Monday, February 24.
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Announcing New Schedule for Spring 2020 Fine Asian Arts Auction – All SessionsDue to recent health concerns and travel r...
02/11/2020
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Announcing New Schedule for Spring 2020 Fine Asian Arts Auction – All Sessions

Due to recent health concerns and travel restrictions across Asia, and in order to provide the best possible bidding environment for our clients, we are rescheduling our Spring Fine Asian Arts auction to June 2020.

The Asian Decorative Art session originally scheduled for March 15, 2020 will be postponed to the end of March or early April. Updated dates will be announced on our website and social media platforms as soon as they are confirmed.

For the full press release, please visit: https://oakridgeauctiongallery.com/news/22

"Angel with Heart," Peter Max 2018Another Peter Max image with this week's holiday in mind. He frequently depicts angels...
02/10/2020

"Angel with Heart," Peter Max 2018

Another Peter Max image with this week's holiday in mind. He frequently depicts angels in his work, which serve not only as a symbol of ethereal beauty, but as protectors and nurturers of the objects depicted in their care, such as hearts or the planet. Many similar Angels with Hearts were auctioned last year by Park West Gallery in honor of Max's late wife, Mary.

Hoping to find something unique for the protector or nurturer of your own heart? Check out our Winter Discovery auction on February 24th. More information through link in bio.
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Spring 2020 Fine Art & Antique Auction Preview, Part 2Meissen Porcelain, P144—Nymph on a Shell by Konrad HentschelPictur...
02/06/2020

Spring 2020 Fine Art & Antique Auction Preview, Part 2

Meissen Porcelain, P144—Nymph on a Shell by Konrad Hentschel

Pictured is a second peek into our upcoming Spring auction: a very Aphrodite-inspired Nereid from the Art Nouveau porcelain master, Konrad Hentschel. Characterized by undulating lines, the Art Nouveau influence is clearly seen in the movement of the nymph's shell.

The artist himself is credited for introducing "the first important Art Nouveau tableware ensemble" and his famous "Hentschel Children" line of figurines has earned him permanent fame within the porcelain world, far outlasting his tragically short career.

This piece has a presale estimate of $2000–$3000.

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Spring 2020 Fine Art & Antique Auction PreviewRare Meissen Porcelain, T6—Cupid Messenger on BicyclePictured is a sneak-p...
02/05/2020

Spring 2020 Fine Art & Antique Auction Preview

Rare Meissen Porcelain, T6—Cupid Messenger on Bicycle

Pictured is a sneak-peak look into our Spring auction, featuring over 100 Meissen porcelain pieces. With a focus on classical, romantic imagery, many of these items also fit in well with this month's holiday. The presale estimate for this piece is $4000–$5000.

Introduced to combat steep import prices from China through the Dutch East India Company, Meissen porcelain was the first commercially and physically successful porcelain produced in Europe. Under royal decree in 1710, production began in a small German town that would forever become synonymous with fine porcelain. #oakridgeauctiongallery #auction #auctions #antiques #collectibles #consignment #ashburnva #loudouncounty #virginia #meissen #meißen #porzellan #porcelain #meissenporcelain #cupid #love #valentines #german #germanart #germanartist #fineart #porcelainart #antiqueporcelain

Peter Max "Heart" Acrylic Painting, 2008In the spirit of this month's holiday, we'll be featuring some Valentine-related...
02/04/2020

Peter Max "Heart" Acrylic Painting, 2008

In the spirit of this month's holiday, we'll be featuring some Valentine-related items that have come through our doors. If looking for vibrant heart images, look no further than Peter Max. His use of vibrant, psychedelic imagery lends itself quite well to the whimsical nature of love, a subject which he has captured many times over. When speaking of his hopeful and romantic depictions, Max stated, "The most beautiful thing that we have is love and the commonality in that." @petermaxart

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New Year Celebrations Part 5Ebony Chopsticks with Silver Ends and RestsWithout chopsticks, any East Asian feast would co...
01/31/2020

New Year Celebrations Part 5

Ebony Chopsticks with Silver Ends and Rests

Without chopsticks, any East Asian feast would come to a halt. The traditions, customs, and etiquette of chopsticks are endless, but here are a couple:

-Silver has been a traditional element in Chinese chopsticks for many centuries. Originally used by the wealthy classes because it was believed that silver would turn green if one's food was poisoned, the practical convenience of wood has supplanted silver tips in chopsticks such as these.

-Chopstick rests are not only a convenient place to rest your tableware when not in use, but also ensure that the myriad ethereal ancestors at your family gathering will not be offended. While the reasoning varies by culture, placing chopsticks upright within your food bowl mimics either funerary incense sticks or food preparation for the deceased and is considered poor etiquette throughout East Asia.

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New Year Celebrations Part 4Chinese Ancestor Paintings, Qing Dynasty Perhaps the most integral element in a Chinese New ...
01/30/2020

New Year Celebrations Part 4

Chinese Ancestor Paintings, Qing Dynasty

Perhaps the most integral element in a Chinese New Year celebration is the veneration of gods and ancestors. Even before the establishment of a common calendar, records from the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BCE) demonstrate that this first historically Chinese culture marked the close of one year and the beginning of another by making sacrifices to those from generations past.

Symbolic foods, such as apricots for wealth and apples for wisdom, are offered to ancestors at a traditional holiday dinner. Often, the favorite dishes of the deceased are prepared and kept aside so that departed loved ones may come and enjoy the celebration. When considering that ancestor veneration predates even the earliest written records of Chinese culture, there are then approximately 134 generations attending each one of these annual celebrations.
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New Year Celebrations Part 3"Stone Lanterns" by Toshi Yoshida, 1941It may come as somewhat of a surprise that Japan does...
01/29/2020

New Year Celebrations Part 3

"Stone Lanterns" by Toshi Yoshida, 1941

It may come as somewhat of a surprise that Japan does not currently celebrate the Lunar New Year. Since 1873, the nation has used the Gregorian calendar. Prior to this period, though, Japan used several (rather problematic) lunisolar calendars, all of which would have included a lunar new year.

Toshi Yoshida was part of the sosaku-hanga woodblock printing movement, which emphasized depictions of daily life. Lanterns have long been a major part eastern Lunar New Year traditions, but unlike paper hanging lanterns, stone lanterns are kept lit throughout the year. They symbolize light conquering darkness, enlightenment conquering ignorance, and help to guide a passer-by both physically and spiritually along their way.

While it's rare for us to see a lantern come through our doors, we're all too happy to light the way for our consigned items to a new home.
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New Year Celebrations Part 2⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Carved Chinese Turquoise Figure, 20th Century⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀This carvin...
01/28/2020

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This carving captures a man with everything he needs to enjoy the new year. The children, lanterns, bats, and ruyi clouds accompanying the man represent prosperity now and in the future, his wine and fan convey present wealth, and his donkey indicates that while he was not always wealthy, he has been steadfast and determined in order to make it this far. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Turquoise itself brings good luck in traditional Chinese culture, and if you're also in need of some lucky minerals, you can certainly find what you're looking for in our Spring Fine Asian Arts auction, March 13-15th. #oakridgeauctiongallery #auction #auctions #antiques #collectibles #ashburnva #loudouncounty #virginia #carving #carvings #turquoise #bats #donkey #wealth #prosperity #asianart #chineseart #fineart #handfan #foldingfan #luck #lucky #mineral #minerals #lantern #chineselanterns #wine #clouds #determination #goals

New Year Celebrations, Part 1Kesi Mythological Celebration Panel, 19th CenturyAfter a month of New Year's resolutions, i...
01/27/2020

New Year Celebrations, Part 1

Kesi Mythological Celebration Panel, 19th Century

After a month of New Year's resolutions, it's time to celebrate once more for the Lunar New Year. While traditional celebrations typically last 23 days, we'll limit our posts to a week's long observance. First up, we have a woven silk tapestry depicting gods and goddesses celebrating in a celestial garden.

Large tapestries such as this are always fun for trying to spot familiar symbols and representations. Peaches are scattered throughout, and along with the crane seen flying in the clouds, are symbols of longevity. The Fu Lu Shou brothers, symbolizing Wealth, Status, and Longevity, are hanging out together on the right of the tapestry, and a wealth toad is peaking through the clouds in the bottom left. All of these are wonderful symbols to start a new year in any culture.

Enjoy playing a veritable I Spy with fine art? Be sure to keep an eye out then for our Spring Fine Asian Arts auction that runs from March 13-15th. There's sure to be lots of symbols and depictions for the discerning eye to find. #oakridgeauctiongallery #auction #auctions #antiques #collectibles #ashburnva #loudouncounty #virginia #asianart #chineseart #finearts #tapestry #silk #woven #lunarnewyear #celebration #mythology #gods #goddesses #celestial #garden #peaches #birds #birdsofinstagram #toads #fruit #fruittree #peachtree #19thcentury

New Year Celebrations, Part 1Kesi Mythological Celebration Panel, 19th CenturyAfter a month of New Year's resolutions, i...
01/27/2020

New Year Celebrations, Part 1

Kesi Mythological Celebration Panel, 19th Century

After a month of New Year's resolutions, it's time to celebrate once more for the Lunar New Year. While traditional celebrations typically last 23 days, we'll limit our posts to a week's long observance. First up, we have a woven silk tapestry depicting gods and goddesses celebrating in a celestial garden.

Large tapestries such as this are always fun for trying to spot familiar symbols and representations. Peaches are scattered throughout, and along with the crane seen flying in the clouds, are symbols of longevity. The Fu Lu Shou brothers, symbolizing Wealth, Status, and Longevity, are hanging out together on the right of the tapestry, and a wealth toad is peaking through the clouds in the bottom left. All of these are wonderful symbols to start a new year in any culture.

Enjoy playing a veritable I Spy with fine art? Be sure to keep an eye out then for our Spring Fine Asian Arts auction that runs from March 13-15th. There's sure to be lots of symbols and depictions for the discerning eye to find. #oakridgeauctiongallery #auction #auctions #antiques #collectibles #ashburnva #loudouncounty #virginia #asianart #chineseart #finearts #tapestry #silk #woven #lunarnewyear #celebration #mythology #gods #goddesses #celestial #garden #peaches #birds #birdsofinstagram #toads #fruit #fruittree #peachtree #19thcentury

2020: Year of the RatSaturday, January 25, 2020 marks the beginning of the Year of the Rat on the Chinese Lunar Calendar...
01/24/2020
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2020: Year of the Rat

Saturday, January 25, 2020 marks the beginning of the Year of the Rat on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, and those awaiting the Year of the Rat may be hoping for good business prospects, personal fortune, and wealth to follow with the arrival of the New Year.

Rats - particularly the white rat - are an important animal element of Chinese mythology. The rat is shrewd and clever - in the race to determine which animals should be part of the Chinese zodiac, the rat made up for its lack of size and speed and inability to swim well (at least, according to the story) by tagging along on the back of another competing animal, the ox. Consequently, the rat came in first place in the race.
Rats are also associated with wealth because of their tendency to hoard stolen grain, for which reason they are often depicted as or with incarnations of the God of Wealth or Treasure in Chinese art.

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01/24/2020

Wishing everyone good fortune and prosperity for the Year of the Rat!

New Year's Resolution: Drink More WaterPorcelain Plaque by Ju Ren Tang Zhi, Republic PeriodThere's something about the e...
01/23/2020

New Year's Resolution: Drink More Water

Porcelain Plaque by Ju Ren Tang Zhi, Republic Period

There's something about the enamel of porcelain that lends itself well to a depiction of water—the way the light catches it and makes it shine somehow enhances the liquid feel. If you're thirsty the next time you happen upon a freshwater lake, such as the one depicted here, the CDC recommends boiling the water for at least 1 minute before drinking, which will effectively kill most pathogens.

If you've got a thirst for fine porcelain, be sure to check out our upcoming Spring Fine Asian Arts auction, running from March 13–15th!
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01/22/2020

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While it's not uncommon for us to see remnants of centuries-old snuff inside bottles such as these, the beauty of these highly collectible bottles lies in their ornate and intricate painting and decoration. Tobacco itself was introduced in China during the 16th century, and while smoking the plant was made illegal, the use of snuff was permitted in medicinal use. As later emperors enforced a death penalty to those in possession of whole tobacco, these bottles and their ground contents became highly fashionable among the well-to-do citizenry.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Interested in starting or adding to your own snuff bottle collection? Our Spring Fine Asian Arts auction runs from March 13-15th!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Oakridge Auction Gallery is different from the majority of art galleries that I have visited. First, it has the inside design of a home in the valley, classic design without bragging about it. They have an excellent staff, who have the ability to give a potential participant in the auction a reason to buy. In other words, they know what they are talking about and most important they can tell the original from the copy. Soft spoken and always willing to please. Give them five stars and get your check book and credit cards. Also, suggest taking a look at some of the stuff that comes up in November.