Fine collections highlight Artingstall & Hind auction April 26

The auction will also feature a selection of 30 exquisite Chinese snuff bottles from the 18th and 19th centuries. Artingstall & Hind Auctoneers images

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Artingstall & Hind Auctioneers presents its Spring Auction featuring exquisite Asian, European and American pieces from private estates throughout California. The auction will take place at Artingstall & Hind’s Beverly Hills showroom on Sunday, April 26, at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

The auction will begin with 135 lots from the Marlin Collection of Beverly Hills. Acquired over a number of years, this collection contains an array of European decorative arts, bronzes, silver, furniture, 20th century paintings, magnificent Chinese porcelain, and numerous other Chinese pieces.

Highlights include lot 86, a Chinese blue and white bowl with a Kangxi mark to the base, delicately hand-painted in underglaze cobalt blue with images of Chinese creatures within four panels on the exterior and in the center of the interior. This bowl is estimated to fetch $20,000-$25,000.

Paysage et Fontaine, a watercolor painting by Raoul Dufy, is estimated to fetch $12,000-$15,000.

Another highlights is Lot 298, an antique Chinese embroidered silk dragon court robe, acquired by A.B. Johnson, head of the American consulate in China during the Boxer Rebellion. This piece is estimated to fetch $8,000-$10,000.

Lot 191, a Chinese Ming Dynasty gilt bronze figure of Guanyin with inlaid precious stones, is expected to sell for $7,000-$10,000.

For more information contact Artingstall & Hind Auctioneers at 310-424-5288 or e-mail

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