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Participating at the Asia Art Fair March 2015

Alexander Gallery

1020 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10075 www.alexandergallery.com

The Alexander Gallery was founded in 1971 by Alexander Acevedo who has been active in the Chinese and Japanese art markets since the 1960's. While primarily known for its early American and European art, the gallery's vast collection includes all periods of Chinese art, Japanese works of art from the Edo and Meiji periods and early Indian and Middle Eastern works of art.


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Anavian Gallery

1050 2nd Avenue, Gallery 81, New York, NY 10022 www.anaviangallery.com

Spanning the Millennia Specializing in Ancient Near Eastern and Islamic Works of Art from the 4th millennium BC through the 19th century AD. Established more than 50 years ago, Anavian Gallery has been at the forefront of the Middle Eastern art/antiquity market. Their long list of clients includes many of the top museums, institutions and private collectors worldwide. Dealing in fine ceramics, glass, metalwork and rare objects.


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CLIFF LEE PORCELAIN

cliff@clifflee-porcelain.com www.cliffleeporcelain.com

Cliff Lee transforms kaolin clay from England’s White Cliffs of Dover into vessels inspired by Chinese Song dynasty porcelain. He is well-known for recreating Chinese glazes long lost to history. The artist creates two kinds of porcelain art: intricately carved vessels inspired by nature and sleek teardrop shapes narrowing to a slender stem. Both are rare, primarily because it is so difficult to throw, carve and fire porcelain.


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Dharma Art

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 www.dharmaartgallery.com

Dharma Art was founded by Yangki Ackerman in 1985 in Southern California. Dharma specializes in Himalayan and Asian art, as well as rare collections of early Tibetan carpets, Tibetan antique furniture, Chinese Ningxia rugs and Tibetan Dzi beads.


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Eleanor Abraham Asian Art

345 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10021 www.eleanor-abraham.com

Eleanor Abraham Asian Art specializes in sculpture from India, Tibet, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia from the 4th to 18th Century. An outstanding collection of tribal jewelry from the early to mid 20th Century will also be exhibited.


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Flying Cranes Antiques

1050 2nd Ave., Galleries 55, 56 and 58, New York, NY 10022 www.flyingcranesantiques.com

Based in New York City since the 1970’s, Flying Cranes Antiques, Ltd. has long been regarded worldwide as a leading specialist in the field of Japanese art from the Meiji Period. The firm offers an extensive selection of museum-quality material to sophisticated collectors, royalty, museum curators and serious beginning collectors. Known for the finest and the unusual in metalwork, cloisonné, Satsuma, netsuke, studio ceramics, Imari ware, lacquer, ikebana basketry and samurai weaponry, Flying Cranes periodically mounts exhibitions of these artworks in one of its galleries, #58, at The Manhattan Art & Antique Center in New York’s midtown. There is always a striking exhibition and sale of rare Golden Age art in the gallery and the public is cordially invited to visit.


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GILISTRA

Al 3°P. di C/so Duca degli Abruzzi n. 74, 10129 Torino, Italy www.gilistra.com

GILISTRA s.a.s. was established in Turin, Italy in 1994. It presented a wide range of furniture and antique oriental objects selected and imported from Japan and China. Beginning with 2005 GILISTRA focused on twentieth-century Japanese Art. GILISTRA provides items and rare objects to both private collectors and art museum worldwide.


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Golden State Auction Gallery, Inc.

www.GoldenStateAuction.com

Specializing in fine Asian works of art and paintings.


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Hua Fong Art Center

No.25, Lane 256, Rui-an Street, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C. www.huafongartcenter.com

Hua Fong Art Center specializes in Chinese works of art, with a focus on ceramics from Song and Ming dynasties, Buddhist sculptures, gilt-bronzes, and ancient jades.


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James D. Julia Auctioneers Inc.

203 Skowhegan Rd, Fairfield, Maine 04937 www.jamesdjulia.com

Julia’s have been involved in the antiques & auction business for nearly 50 years. The company has a worldwide reputation for quality auctions & forthright & honest representation. They have 4 divisions which include 1) Rare Glass & Lamp (1 of the top 3 in the word; 2) Rare Antique Firearms (Leader in the world today for high end collectible guns); 3) Rare Toys & Dolls (One of the leader’s in North American today) 4) Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Division (One of the leaders in North American today). The company is located in Fairfield, Maine and produces lavish, color catalogs for all of their auctions. Their exhibition at the Bohemian National Hall will consist of examples from the personal & private collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt of Asian Art. This is a single owner collection (with no additions) and features the Yangzi River Collection of important jades. All items on view are for preview only but will be sold at auction March 23rd, 2015 in Fairfield, Maine (2 days after the final day of Asian Week).


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Jon Eric Riis

875 Piedmont Avenue N. E. Atlanta, GA, 30309
By Appointment: (404) 881-0973 Fax: (404) 881-0918
www.jonericriis-studio.com

Since 1976, Jon Eric has dealt in Asian Textiles with an emphasis on Chinese textiles, specifically those associated with past emperors, courtiers and officials of the Chinese Court during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). He has a selection of formal, semi-formal and semi-formal domestic robes in the brocade, Jedi and embroidered techniques. additional Chinese collections include: rank badges, shoes, costume accessories, hats, and furnishing textiles such as hangings, cushions and chair panels. Other Asian textiles collections are from Japan, Korea, Tibet, and Bhutan. Examples from his collections can be found at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Minneapolis Museum of art.

Considered by many to be the nation's leading contemporary tapestry artist, Jon Eric Riis has perhaps more than any other artist taken the ancient craft of hand-woven tapestry to the level of important contemporary fine art. Often imbuing his subject matter with highly critical social and cultural ideas, Riis' provocative art is as important for its content as it is for its stunning execution and unmatched technical prowess. Jon Eric Riis creates extraordinary works of woven silk and metallic thread with textured undulating surfaces of hand-stitched pearls, coral and glass beads. The meticulous works are supremely crafted, astonishing in visual effect and profound in concept.

The tapestries of Jon Eric Riis can be found in the permanent collection of The Art Institute of Chicago as well as the American Craft Museum in New York and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Museum of Art, Washington D.C., among others. He is past recipient of many awards and grants including National Endowment for the Arts, Fulbright Grant and a prestigious Honorary Award at the 10th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lotz Poland, 2001.


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Lotus Gallery

1009 West 6th Street, Suite 101, Austin, Texas 78703 www.lotusasianart.com

Lotus Asian Art & Antiques Gallery brings together exquisite Asian artistry from the Han Dynasty to today's prolific talents. Lotus houses ancient and contemporary art, antiques, and decorative elements from across Asia. Featured works include sculpture, fine pottery, paintings, textiles, furnishings, and hand-painted screens and scrolls.


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Mark Walberg Fine Art and Antiques

80 King Street, Northumberland, PA 17857 www.markwalbergfineartandantiques.com

Mark Walberg Fine Art and Antiques will be showing a selection of Chinese jade and jadeite carvings and jewelry dating from the Ming Period through the early 20th Century. Mark has been buying and selling fine Asian art and antiques for over forty years. Please stop by our booth to see our special offerings for the Asia Art Fair.


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Michael Ayervais

40 West 25th Street, Gallery 228, New York, NY 10001 www.japaneseartsite.com

Michael Ayervais Gallery with its intimate and beautiful setting is a wonderful experience for dealers and collectors. Many of our pieces have been bought by prominent museum and institutions.


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Moke Mokotoff

By appointment only, New York City and Hudson, NY, (212) 741-4443, asianarts108@gmail.com www.mokotoff.com

For over 40 years, Moke Mokotoff has studied and collected the art of South and Central Asia, including Tibetan art and ritual artifacts, ancient and imperial Chinese textiles, Indian and Nepalese art. He maintained a public gallery in New York from 1980 to 2003, and now deals privately in New York City and Hudson, NY. Moke is a certified appraiser. From 1995 to 2001 he served as the curator of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation's collections and created their Himalayan Art Resources website, which was the largest art "museum" on the web at the time. Moke is also the president of the Zangdokpalri Foundation, an NGO serving the needs of Buddhist communities in the Himalayas. Learn more about the Foundation's activities at www.zangdokpalri.org.


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Nicholas Pitcher Oriental Art Ltd.

29 New Bond Street, 1st Floor, London W1S 2RL, United Kingdom www.nickpitcher.com

Nicholas Pitcher Oriental Art Ltd was founded in 1990 and operates from a discreet first floor premises in the heart of London's Mayfair district. The gallery specializes in Chinese bronzes, early Chinese ceramics and later Chinese works of art of all kinds. Nick Pitcher was formerly a director of Christie's and headed the Oriental Department in South Kensington from 1976 to 1990. He regularly vets fairs including the Arts of Pacific Asia Show, New York, and the Olympia and Lapada fairs in London.


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Niki Art – Contemporary Japanese Works of Art

1050 Second Avenue, Gallery 81 New York, NY 10022 www.nikiartjapan.com

Contemporary Japanese Works of Art, featuring the works of the artist Ko Kono “Leather Sculpture”. Ko Kono is an extremely rare and talented individual who seems uniquely tuned into the natural and even the supernatural worlds. His sculptures, works in leather, create a reflection, an instance of time, captured in a manner that inspires the imagination. Please enjoy this exhibition of his work.


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Robyn Buntin of Honolulu

848 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 www.robynbuntin.com


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Rupert Smith Textiles

www.asianart.com/smith

Rupert Smith Textiles has a rare collection of early Tibetan carpets as well as Khotan and Ningxia rugs.


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Stallion Hill Gallery

583 Pacific St, Stamford, CT 06902 www.stallionhillgallery.com

We specialize in Chinese, Japanese, and South East Asian works of art. Our specialist has over fifteen years of experience in the dealing and appraisal of Asian antiques. Twice a year, we hold auctions for cataloged Asian Works of Art. Our sales reach a wide array of discerning collectors and dealers across Asia, Europe, and North America. We ensure the best realized market prices for your collection, with bidding available through a live salesroom, internet platforms, and our extensive private clientele.


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Tamara Hill Studio Jewelry Designs

(415) 826-5167 (Pacific Standard Time) www.tamarahillstudio.com

Tamara Hill Studio’s one-of-a-kind necklaces are composed of rare antique and ethnic components, pendants, beads, semi-precious stones, minerals and shells. Repurposed into stunning elegant and colorful contemporary statement pieces with an antiquarian look that reflects and conveys the legacy, spirit and magic of many cultures-- they may be treasured as talismans and given a new life as personal adornment. Tamara’s work has been featured in Ornament Magazine (September, 2008). Her striking designs have also been shown in galleries and boutiques throughout California, as well as in Santa Fe and Tucson, at the Asian Art Museum and Xanadu Gallery in San Francisco, at the Bowers Museum of Art, and the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art in N.Y.C.


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The Jade Dragon

2200 Highland Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 www.thejadedragon.net

The Jade Dragon is owned by Stuart and Barbara Hilbert. We presently reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We started collecting Asian art and antiques while teaching in the Republic of China from 1966 to1972. During those formative years, we traveled widely throughout Asia. Our next teaching appointments were in England from 1972-1976, where Stuart also read for a degree in Chinese language and culture at Cambridge University. We returned to the United States in 1977 to pursue our PhD’s at the University of Michigan. At the University, we both specialized in various aspects of Chinese culture and language. Then, in 1983, after the birth of our daughter Lianne, we went into the Asian antique business full time, calling ourselves The Jade Dragon after our collecting habit. We have now been buying and selling Asian antiques for more than thirty years. During those 30 years, The Jade Dragon has become well known throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Many of our collectors have also become valued friends and our relationships have deepened over the years. As the years quickly passed, we slowly pared down our shows to all-Asian venues. Those venues now find us doing shows in just two cities: New York and Hong Kong. We continue to seek out the best Asian antiques that we can find for our customers. They recognize that our many years in business and our long association with so many American collectors and museums have given us unusual access to fine Asian antiques.


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Thomas Murray

775 E. Blithedale #321, Mill Valley, CA 94941 www.tmurrayarts.com

Thomas Murray is a private dealer of Asian and Tribal art with an emphasis on Indonesian sculpture and textiles, as well as animistic art from other varied cultures. He also features Indian printed trade cloths from the 13th-18th Centuries.
He has placed objects in more that 30 museums on four continents. A HALI contributing editor for the last 20 years, he serves as their "in-house" expert on all ethnographic textiles, with more than 45 publications. He has lectured widely, including "Ottoman Influences on Islamic Calligraphic Batik from Indonesia" and most recently "Li Textiles of Hainan, Seeking the Source of Lost Austronesian Iconography." Seven essays and book reviews may be accessed here.
Thomas Murray is Past President of ATADA, The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association. Most recently, he became a member of President Obama's Cultural Property Advisory Committee. President Obama said, "This dedicated individual brings a wealth of experience and talent to his new role and I am proud to have him serve in the months and years to come."


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Tony Dai Chinese Art

40 W 25th st. Gallery 205, New York, NY 10010 www.tonydaichineseart.com

We are a highly reputable Chinese art & antique gallery in Manhattan. We are always looking for fine Chinese painting, porcelain, jade, bronze and other Chinese works of art. We provide excellent free appraisal service and exceptional payouts if you want to sell part or entire Chinese art collection. Our unparalleled service, competitive payout, and overall value are why our loyal customers won’t go anywhere else. Our appraisal service is free even you decide not to sell your collection. We look forward to serving you!


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