SAN FRANCISCO – A pair of meticulously carved rhinoceros horns from the 19th century will be the top lot at Golden State Auction Gallery Inc.’s inaugural auction on Monday, Dec. 19. The 350-lot auction devoted to Asian arts will begin at 4 p.m. Pacific at the company’s saleroom at 750 Kearny St., 3rd Floor.
Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.
Each of the horns depicts beauties strolling amid grape vines and is supported on a large hardwood base. The pair is estimated to sell for $300,000-$500,000.
“They are definitely the hot items in this sale,” said Calvin Wong of Golden State Auction Gallery.
Also attracting much attention is a bronze Dipamkar figure, Qing Kangxi and of the period. The gilt and lacquered seated figure, 11 1/2 inches high, has a $200,000-$300,000 estimate.
A pair of magnificently deep-carved zitan cabinets depicting cloud dragons is estimated to sell for $80,000-$120,000. Each cabinet measures 74 1/4 inches high by 38 1/2 inches wide.
Silver mounts signed ‘Edward Farmer, New York’ enhance the desirability of a large jadeite water cup from the mid-Qing Dynasty. The beautifully carved piece is 8 5/8 inches long by 5 inches high and has a $100,000-$150,000 estimate.
Huang Zhou’s hanging scroll titled Tending Donkeys, ink and color on paper, is an example of the artwork available at the auction. The work, 28 inches by 18 inches, carries a $30,000-$50,000 estimate.
Golden State Auction Gallery Inc. will conduct a spring Asian arts auction March 27. Wong said consignments are being accepted.
For details call 415-379-4700.
ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE