Lark Mason,, one of our previous guests, scores big-time!!!!!!!

Lost Treasure Rediscovered: Chinese Imperial Bamboo Brushpot Mounted as a Lamp Sells for a Record $126,000 at

NEW YORK, NY – May 19, 2009 – On May 12th, a recently rediscovered lost Chinese Imperial Bamboo Brushpot, which had been mounted as a lamp, was sold for a record price on The brushpot, complete with a long inscription and scene depicting the cultivation of cotton, had been mounted as a lamp sometime in the first half of the 20th century. This rare lot fetched $126,000 at auction. Lark E. Mason, the CEO and Founder of, and an authority on Chinese Art, identified the brushpot, which was the highlight of the Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works of Art Auction that ended last week at

184 lots were sold, totaling over half a million dollars. The auction was a success despite fears of the weakened global economy, with mainland Chinese buyers dominating the bidding. Highlights of the auction included a Pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, 18th Century, fetching a total of $21,000, and a Pair of Chinese Gilt-Decorated Black Lacquer Armchairs, 18th Century, which fetched $22,500. Numerous lots realized prices ubstantially over their estimates.

Since its founding in 2003 by Lark Mason, iGavel has sold a number of significant examples of Asian fine art, antiques, and furniture. Lark Mason is a respected expert in the Asian Art field known to many from his appearances in the PBS series, The Antiques Roadshow. is a leader in online art auctions, offering collectors and dealers high quality fine art, antiques and collectables guaranteed for authenticity and condition. iGavel auctions are modeled on the traditional live auction format, and each lot includes detailed photographic images, a professional description, and an accurate condition report.

Lark E. Mason – President of iGavel – is a frequent guest appraiser on The Antiques Roadshow, was formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department, and Director of Online Auctions for

For additional informaton, contact: Caroline Bracie Mosse, Director, iGavel,Inc., 229 East 120th Street, New York, NY10035, Tel: 212 289 5588, or

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Michael Zufolo, Producer/Co-Host of Let's Travel! Radio

Michael has been an active player in Media Relations and Marketing for the past 30 years with stints at The New York Times, Forbes, WOR Radio, TV Channel 11, Attenzione Magazine,, and with participation in the Caribbean Tourism Org.,/ CTO, the Pacific Travel Assn./ PATA, the Foreign Press Assn./ FPA, and the International Society of Travel Writers/ ISTR. Libra/ America, his latest signature, provides travel opportunities to VIP travelers and groups world-wide. Let’s Travel! Radio is an extension of his experiences.


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