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The Heusinger Collection of Fine Japanese Art will be Auctioned Online by Neue Auctions, Sept. 30th

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This important collection includes lacquerware, porcelain, bronze, silver, enamel, inro, netsuke, sculpture, paintings and works on paper, 325 lots in all, starting at 11 am EST. Online bidding will be via LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

BEACHWOOD, Ohio - s4story -- The Heusinger lifetime collection of fine and rare pieces of Japanese art – including lacquerware, porcelain, bronze, silver, enamel, netsuke, inro, sculpture, paintings and works on paper, 325 lots in all – will be held online-only Saturday, September 30th, by Neue Auctions. The sale will start at 11 am Eastern time.

James and Christine Heusinger started collecting Japanese art in the late 1970s and expanded it through various dealers. Recently, the Heusingers made a gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art of works by Seifu Yohei III and the Seifu Yohei Studio – one of the finest ceramics collections found outside of Japan.

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"I can't stress enough how important this collection of Japanese art is and how honored we are to be able to offer it at auction," said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions. A gallery preview will run from Sept. 18-29, from 10-5 Eastern time, at 23533 Mercantile Road in Beachwood, Ohio, near Cleveland.

A Japanese lacquer Suzuri-bako (writing box), circa 1910, decorated with deer in a nighttime autumn landscape, a maple tree and grasses by a stream, has a pre-sale estimate of $10,000-$15,000. The box, in gold with accents of silver set against a black lacquer background, is lavishly accented with sprinkled gold, the maki-e technique emulating a starry night sky.

A Japanese red lacquer box by Mochizuki Hanzan (Japanese 1743-1790), probably from the late 18th century, boasting simulated sword motifs, the red lacquer exterior finely executed in lacquer with tsuba (sword guards) and metal sword fittings (kozuka) in relief, is expected to hit $8,000-$12,000. Each element is further decorated with figures, birds with hats and an oni.

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A Japanese lacquer incense box (kobako), circa the 18th century, is an exquisite example of Japanese lacquer artistry and it should command $6,000-$9,000. The shape is a double-lozenge; a single tray is inside the box. The top of the lid is beautifully decorated with a bonzai planter on one side and dragons and rabbits in a tortoise shell grid pattern on the other.

A circa 1680 Japanese porcelain Nabeshima dish, gently sloping dish form on a circular foot, decorated with Hydrangea blooms in overglaze iron red enamel over a bundled hedge in underglaze blue, with hydrangea leaves in underglaze blue, yellow and green, the circular footrim decorated with a comb pattern in underglaze blue, has an estimate of $5,000-$8,000.

Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. To learn more, visit www.neueauctions.com.

Cynthia Maciejewski

Source: Neue Auctions

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