Asian Art

Cowan's is an emerging leader in the sale of Asian Art. We hold two major sales of Asian Art annually, featuring prominent Collections with an emphasis on Chinese Decorative Arts.

Department Director

Graydon Sikes
Specialist

Contact Information
Contact Graydon at 513.871.1670 (ext. 225)

Graydon Sikes is the current Director of Fine Art at Cowan's Auctions in Cincinnati, OH, and has held the position since May of 2006. His areas of expertise include 19th and 20th century American paintings, with an emphasis on artists of the American West. In addition, Sikes manages the department of Asian Art at Cowan's, which has averaged $1 million in sales over the last 5 years. He is certified in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, and is a licensed auctioneer in the states of Ohio and Kentucky.

Sikes has managed the sale of numerous important Collections of Western Art in the last 9 years, totaling over $10 million in sales.  He presides over 5 auctions annually in the categories of Fine Art and Asian Art. 

Sikes is a featured appraiser on the popular KET television series, Kentucky Collectibles, and well as PBS's Antiques Roadshow, beginning in 2015.  He is also a featured appraiser on Cash in the Attic, US edition. He has given numerous talks and conducted appraisal events at regional institutions.  


 

 

 

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Chinese Ivory Carvings
Lot # 252 - Chinese Ivory Carvings
China. An assembled group of four carved ivory figures on wooden stands and a carved ivory horse on a wooden stand, all unmarked; tallest ht. 4 in.

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Snuff Bottle
Lot # 462 - Chinese Carved Jadeite Snuff Bottle
Chinese, 20th century.  A jadeite snuff bottle of a green with a slight lavender tone, carved with lingchih in fantastic rocks, without top; ht. 2 in.
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Chinese Porcelain Plates
Lot # 1143 - Chinese Porcelain Plates
Chinese, two porcelain plates including one with birds in a blossoming tree and the other with birds in a blossoming tree near an orange mythological beast, both unmarked; dia. 10 in.
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Pair of Porcelain Plates
Lot # 510 - Pair of Porcelain Plates
Chinese, 20th century. Pair of porcelain plates with patterned borders, and landscape with a female figure in the center. Dia. 11 in. 
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Chinese Carved Jade Duck Seated on  Lotus Flower
Lot # 1635 - Chinese Carved Jade Duck Seated on Lotus Flower
Chinese, 20th century or earlier, a finely carved jade of a duck sitting on top of a transparent and thinly carved lotus flower, unmarked; lg. 4.75 in.
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Japanese Royal Satsuma Plate and Vase
Lot # 1033 - Japanese Royal Satsuma Plate and Vase
Japanese. A royal Satsuma plate, with figures in a processional, and vase, with floral design, both with calligraphic Japanese marks and marks for Royal Satsuma; plate dia. 10 in.
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Collection of Cloisonne Articles
Lot # 319 - Collection of Cloisonne Articles
Chinese, 20th century. Four cloisonne items, including three vases and one teapot with floral finial to lid, all decorated with floral motifs on light green, brown, and black grounds. Ht. 8.25 in. (tallest).
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Chinese 19th Century Inkstick
Lot # 218 - Chinese 19th Century Inkstick
Late 19th century.  A shaped inkstick with gilt decoration and three character marking on both sides, housed in original box with identical characters; lg. 7.25 in.
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Chinese Carved Ivory Lantsaiho
Lot # 184 - Chinese Carved Ivory Lantsaiho
Early 20th century.  A carved and inked ivory figure of female immortal Lantsaiho, well carved and with figure grasping floral branch, with Taming mark on base; ht. 18 in.
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Pair of Bronze Japanese Vases, Meiji
Lot # 313 - Pair of Bronze Japanese Vases, Meiji
Meiji Period, a pair of matching bronze vases with bronze dragon relief; ht. 21 in.
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Dresden Porcelain Creamer and German Candlestick
Lot # 181 - Dresden Porcelain Creamer and German Candlestick
Germany. A Dresden porcelain pitcher with hand-painted courting scene, gold gilding to handle and rims, marked Dresden; ht. 4 in. Plus a porcelain hand-painted floral bud vase, marked with stamped German factory mark; ht. 6 in. Plus a German porcelain dresser box with hand-painted reserves of classical scene; ht. 1.5, lg 4 in. 
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Chinese Carved Ivory Goddess Figure
Lot # 133 - Chinese Carved Ivory Goddess Figure
Chinese. A carved and inked ivory goddess figure. On 20th century wooden stand; ht. 7.5 in. (19 cm).
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Chinese Double Gourd Vase
Lot # 245 - Chinese Double Gourd Vase
Chinese, 18th/19th century.  A double gourd porcelain vase in monochrome blue glaze, having a six-character blue underglaze hallmark in double rings on bottom; ht. 9.75 in. 
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Chinese Carved Ivory Wrist Rest
Lot # 172 - Chinese Carved Ivory Wrist Rest
19th century.  A carved ivory scholar's wrist rest, curved and with naturally rich amber patina. Rest designed with polished deep relief carving on interior of women, flowering trees, and rocky outcropping; lg. 8 in.
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Chinese Spinach Jade Guanyin Figure
Lot # 362 - Chinese Spinach Jade Guanyin Figure
20th century.  A carved, spinach jade Guanyin with Ruyi sceptor; ht. 6.5 in.
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Chinese Porcelain Emperor and Empress
Lot # 1675 - Chinese Porcelain Emperor and Empress
Chinese, a pair of seated emperor and empress figures in painted porcelain, both with six character mark on base; ht. 17 in.
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Chinese Porcelain Brush Pot
Lot # 752 - Chinese Porcelain Brush Pot
Chinese, probably 20th century. A porcelain brush pot of transitional style, underglazed blue historical scene with anhua borders. Ht. 7 in.
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Chinese Blue and White Plates
Lot # 1160 - Chinese Blue and White Plates
Chinese, six blue and white plates with scalloped rims, each marked on underside; dia. 8.5 in.
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Japanese Erotic Tusk Carving
Lot # 61 - Japanese Erotic Tusk Carving
Japanese, 20th century.  A fossilized ivory carving depicting a partially hollowed tusk revealing a forest filled with erotic activity, finely carved and inked, and signed on the underside; lg. 7.5 in.
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Japanese Satsuma-Style Vase
Lot # 374 - Japanese Satsuma-Style Vase
Japanese, late 19th century.  A Satsuma-style porcelain and polychrome vase, having three painted warriors with gilding on a blue ground, unmarked; ht. 10 in.
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