Asian antiques span dynasties at Golden State sale June 18

A fine and rare pair of imperial white jade cups, bearing ‘Jiaqing Nian Zhi’ marks and of the period, has an estimate of $100,000-$150,000. Image courtesy Golden State Auction Gallery.

A fine and rare pair of imperial white jade cups, bearing ‘Jiaqing Nian Zhi’ marks and of the period, has an estimate of $100,000-$150,000. Image courtesy Golden State Auction Gallery.

SAN FRANCISCO – Golden State Auction Gallery will conduct their summer sale of Asia arts on Monday, June 18, at 6 p.m. PDT. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide the Internet live bidding.

The auction will consist of more than 280 lots of fine Chinese ceramics and works of art from the Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Categories represented will be violet arenaceous (Zisha), china, jade, jewelry, bronze, furniture, painting and calligraphy.

A special item of interest is a Zhu San Song superbly carved bamboo brush pot, 5 5/8 inches tall, which has a $120,000-$200,000 estimate.

A violet arenaceous (zisha) teapot is one of more than 60 items—archaic age to Qing—from a California collector. More than 60 pieces of jade are consigned from an estate.

“We believe in honesty, and trust is our first priority. Our specialists all have many years experience and keep up the current market,” said Calvin Wong of Golden State Auction Gallery. He maintains the Chinese art (antique) market is the best investment tool of the 21st century, better than investments in finance and real estate.

Golden State Auction Gallery is currently accepting consignments for the autumn auction. Call Calvin Wong at 415-379-4700 or 415-722-9487, or e-mail calvin168@sbcglobal.net for details.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


A fine and rare pair of imperial white jade cups, bearing ‘Jiaqing Nian Zhi’ marks and of the period, has an estimate of $100,000-$150,000. Image courtesy Golden State Auction Gallery.

A fine and rare pair of imperial white jade cups, bearing ‘Jiaqing Nian Zhi’ marks and of the period, has an estimate of $100,000-$150,000. Image courtesy Golden State Auction Gallery.

A detailed scene of Bodhiharma crossing the Yangtze on a stalk is carved on the exterior of this bamboo brush pot having a ‘San Song Zhi’ mark. Estimate: $120,000-$200,000. Image courtesy Golden State Auction Gallery.

A detailed scene of Bodhiharma crossing the Yangtze on a stalk is carved on the exterior of this bamboo brush pot having a ‘San Song Zhi’ mark. Estimate: $120,000-$200,000. Image courtesy Golden State Auction Gallery.

The auction will open with 43 lots of teapots from a private California collection. Image courtesy Golden State Auction Gallery.

The auction will open with 43 lots of teapots from a private California collection. Image courtesy Golden State Auction Gallery.