Dallas Auction Gallery sells pair of elephant tusks for $122,500

Pair of  monumental elephant tusks, raised on silver mounted carved ebony stands. Tusks are 72 inches and 74.5 inches long, overall height is 92 inches and 89.5 inches. Price realized: $122,500. Image courtesy of Dallas Aucton Gallery.

Pair of monumental elephant tusks, raised on silver mounted carved ebony stands. Tusks are 72 inches and 74.5 inches long, overall height is 92 inches and 89.5 inches. Price realized: $122,500. Image courtesy of Dallas Aucton Gallery.

DALLAS – Bidders from around the world competed for an incredible collection of Asian art: pairs of Qing Qianlong Imperial cinnabar wall brackets, a Chinese late Ming-early Qing bronze Guan Gong figural group, impressive carved ivory and coral as well as high quality jade in Dallas Auction Gallery’s March 16 auction. LiveAuctioneers.com provided the Internet live bidding for the sale.

Standing out in this auction was a pair of monumental elephant tusks selling for $122,500. The tusks stood 92 inches high and came from a local Dallas estate.

The consignor was first a buyer at Dallas Auction Gallery and then decided Dallas Auction Gallery was the right place to sell his important Asian collection.

Scott Shuford, president of Dallas Auction Gallery, said, “I was overwhelmed by the number of bidders and the results that we achieved. This was our best Asian Antique auction yet, achieving over $2 million in sales.”

Additional highlights from the sale included:

  • Chinese early Qing Huanghuali altar table, 31.5 inches high x 40.5 inches wide x 15 inches deep, circa 17th century. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Price realized: $67,375.
  • Important Chinese late Ming-early Qing bronze Guan Gong figural group depicting Guan Gong riding a horse and handling a large sword, Zhou Cang holding a flag and Guan Ping holding a seal, walking in the clouds, 31 inches high x 39 inches wide, circa 17th century. Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. Price realized: $67,375.
  • Chinese carved red coral pigeons perched on a rock, with peony blossoms, 900 grams, 4 inches high x 13.5 inches wide, circa 20th century. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Price realized: $58,187.50.
  • Chinese Qing carved jadeite hanging vase depicting quail, with original box. Jade: 3.5 inches high, overall: 7.25 inches high, circa 19th century. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Price realized: $36,750.
  • Chinese watercolor on silk hand scroll attributed to Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470-1559) depicting a landscape. Site: 12 inches high x 46.5 inches wide, overall: 293 inches long. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Price realized: $33,687.50.
  • Chinese carved white jade teapot, the lid attached to the body by a jade chain. 6.75 inches high x 9 inches wide, circa early 20th century. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Price realized: $30,625.
  • Pair of Chinese late Ming Huanghuali wood panels carved to depict dragons, 16.25 inches high x 57 inches wide, circa 16th-17th century. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Price realized: $26,950.
  • Chinese Qing jade inlaid carved ruyi scepter in its original rosewood box, carved to depict eight lucky symbols, 17 inches long, circa 19th century. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. Price realized: $24,500.
  • Chinese porcelain inlaid eight panel rosewood screen depicting landscapes, figures, birds and flowers. The plaques are 19th century, the carved wood is 20th century, 72.5 inches high x 113 inches wide. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Price realized: $25,725.

For details visit www.dallasauctiongallery.com or call 214-653-3900.

 

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Chinese early Qing Huanghuali altar table, circa 17th century. Price realized: $67,375. Image courtesy of Dallas Aucton Gallery.

Chinese early Qing Huanghuali altar table, circa 17th century. Price realized: $67,375. Image courtesy of Dallas Aucton Gallery.

Important Chinese late Ming-early Qing bronze Guan Gong figural group, 31inches high x 39 inches wide, circa 17th century. Price realized: $67,375. Image courtesy of Dallas Aucton Gallery.

Important Chinese late Ming-early Qing bronze Guan Gong figural group, 31inches high x 39 inches wide, circa 17th century. Price realized: $67,375. Image courtesy of Dallas Aucton Gallery.

Chinese carved red coral pigeons perched on a rock, with peony blossoms, 4 inches high x 13.5 inches wide, circa 20th century. Price realized: $58,187.50. Image courtesy of Dallas Aucton Gallery.

Chinese carved red coral pigeons perched on a rock, with peony blossoms, 4 inches high x 13.5 inches wide, circa 20th century. Price realized: $58,187.50. Image courtesy of Dallas Aucton Gallery.

Chinese Qing carved jadeite hanging vase depicting quail, with original box. Jade: 3.5 inches high, overall: 7.25 inches high, circa 19th century. Price realized: $36,750. Image courtesy of Dallas Aucton Gallery.

Chinese Qing carved jadeite hanging vase depicting quail, with original box. Jade: 3.5 inches high, overall: 7.25 inches high, circa 19th century. Price realized: $36,750. Image courtesy of Dallas Aucton Gallery.

Chinese carved white jade teapot, the lid attached to the body by a jade chain. 6.75 inches high x 9 inches wide, circa early 20th century. Price realized: $30,625. Image courtesy of Dallas Aucton Gallery.

Chinese carved white jade teapot, the lid attached to the body by a jade chain. 6.75 inches high x 9 inches wide, circa early 20th century. Price realized: $30,625. Image courtesy of Dallas Aucton Gallery.

Chinese Qing jade inlaid carved ruyi scepter in its original rosewood box, carved to depict eight lucky symbols, 17 inches long, circa 19th century. Price realized: $24,500. Image courtesy of Dallas Aucton Gallery.

Chinese Qing jade inlaid carved ruyi scepter in its original rosewood box, carved to depict eight lucky symbols, 17 inches long, circa 19th century. Price realized: $24,500. Image courtesy of Dallas Aucton Gallery.