Jade chariot rolls up $40K at Elite Decorative Arts sale July 13
“The auction was successful in all categories across the board, but jade in particular did extremely well,” said Scott Cieckiewicz of Elite Decorative Arts. “We expected the jade to hold its own, but I don’t think anyone in the company was prepared for the results we achieved. We were helped by exceptional jade consignments that were bid on aggressively by some strong jade buyers. This is obviously a great time to buy and sell jade, as the market appears to be red hot.”
The sculpture exhibited a stunning, even-toned white jade color throughout, with some translucence. Included was a fitted wooden base and presentation box. Overall, the piece was 10 inches tall by 25 inches wide. It was the top lot in a sale that saw 242 lots change hands, mostly to phone bidders who numbered around 30. Approximately 100 people attended the event live.
Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium.
Close behind the jade chariot sculpture, as the sale’s second top lot, was a Chinese hand-carved celadon green jade moon flask vase, depicting a coastal scene to one side and a landscape scene with two men to the other. Featuring a silver inlay fitted wooden base and a silk fitted presentation box, the moon flask vase, 6 1/4 inches tall, went to a determined bidder for $37,760.
Two other lots cracked the $30,000 mark. One was an antique Chinese Qing Dynasty period (circa 1796-1820) hand-carved celadon jade figural mountain carving showing two children at play and a frog nearby, which sold for 31,860. The other was a large and heavy solid red coral sculpture depicting a maiden with children, 10 1/4 inches tall, with fitted wooden base, which went for $30,250.
Breaking the $20,000 mark was a pair of hand-carved Chinese jadeite Guan Yin sculptures, each having beautiful white mottled jadeite color with apple green infusions and both standing about 11 1/4 inches tall ($29,500); and a pair of large spinach jade vase form reticulated lantern urns, each having relief palace scenes throughout the body, 16 1/2 inches tall ($22,420).
A large hand-carved Chinese white and apple green jadeite Guan Yin sculpture, showing her in a standing position, with a crane to the right holding stalks with lotus blossoms, 22 1/4 inches tall, coasted to $18,880; while a stunning Chinese relief carved white jadeite lidded vessel having scrolled archaic designs to the back and front of the body, 8 3/4 inches tall, made $11,800.
A large Chinese hanging urn having a finely carved and textured high relief archaic design to the body, showing a chih lung dragon and phoenix arms with rings, 26 1/2 inches tall, realized $10,620; and a gorgeous Chinese lavender and green jadeite archaic design vase having a diamond form, with four foo lion handles with rings to the rim, 13 1/2 inches tall, rose to $9,440.
A Chinese square-form scholar’s desk brush pot showing calligraphy poems throughout the exterior and the bottom holding a blue six-character zhuanshu Qianliong reign mark, circa 1736-1795, fetched $6,665; and a late Qing dynasty period, 19th century, Chinese hand-carved white and apple green jadeite figure of a recumbent stag with child holding a flower hit $6,490.
A breathtaking pair of Chinese icy white jade covered bird boxes, each having an even-toned bright and translucent white color with some russet hints, with fitted wooden silver inlay bases and a fitted, silk-lined presentation box, garnered $5,900; and a Chinese hand-carved white jade moving sculpture depicting two Meirens on a swinging platform, 5 inches tall, made $4,720.
Elite Decorative Arts is always accepting quality consignments. To inquire about consigning call them at 561-200-0893, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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