The Heusinger Collection of Fine and Rare Pieces of Japanese Art will be Auctioned Online Sep 30



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.

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Beachwood, Ohio, USA, Sep 22, 2023 — 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 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. The items offered in this auction are from their personal collection. 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.

“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 September 18th through the 29th, from 10-5 Eastern time, at 23533 Mercantile Road (Suite 100) in Beachwood, Ohio, located just outside 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.

The auction will be clerked live on auction day, Sept. 30, by Neue Auctions team members. The catalog is up now and posted live on the two bidding sites. Phone bidding is available on select lots. Neue Auctions invites everyone to be added to its email list to receive notifications and information regarding current and future sales. The firm is always seeking quality consignments.

To learn more about Neue Auctions and the online auction of the Heusinger lifetime collection of fine and rare pieces of Japanese art on Saturday, Sept. 30th at 11 am Eastern time, visit