BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – An exquisitely detailed, antique Japanese silver and mixed-metal enameled covered koro is one of many treasures available to the highest bidder in the I.M. Chait Gallery auction on Jan. 31.
Signed Kaneko, the koro (above) measures 7 inches in diameter and is decorated with finely rendered bird and flower scenes on its three panels and topped with a rooster finial. Used in Japan as an incense burner, the koro carries an estimate of $25,000-$35,000.
Another standout in the I.M Chait’s Asian & International Fine Arts Auction is a massive spinach jade brush pot (below) estimated to bring $40,000-$50,000. The elaborately carved brush pot depicts an equestrian hunting scene with tigers, leopards and deer. The cylindrical pot bears a Qianlong seal mark and stands 14 5/8 inches tall.
LiveAuctioneers will facilitate absentee and Internet live bidding.
The auction also features a fine group of antique Chinese porcelain snuff bottles from a Beverly Hills collector; a selection of Buddhist works of art including Sino-Tibetan bronzes, Song Dynasty carved stones and heads of Buddha and thangkas from prominent collections; and sterling silver by Tiffany & Co.
For details contact I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers by phone at 310-285-0182 or via email at email@example.com.