Kaminski Auctions announces May 12 Asian sale
BEVERLY, Mass. – Following their record-breaking March Fine Asian Art and Antiques auction, where four paintings by the Chinese artist, Qi Bashi brought a record $2.8 million dollars, Kaminski Auctions announces its May Asian Art and Antiques sale to be held May 12. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.
The top lot of the sale is a Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) horse head calligraphy chop stamp. The chop is semi-translucent amber green nephrite jade with inscriptions carved on the head and is estimated at $15,000-$25,000. Other jade in the sale includes a Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) blooming flower vase of semi-translucent amber green nephrite jade, carved in the form of an opening flower and valued at $3,000-$5,000; and a Chinese jade scepter, carved with a bat, a dragon and inscription. It is also valued at $3,000-$5,000.
An interesting pair of ivory figures, carved in the form of an emperor and empress and having intricately carved robes, on rosewood stands, standing 19 in. high are expected to make $6,000-$9,000.
Chinese paintings in the sale include a 17th/18th century narrative scene with deities, from the Harris estate, Park Avenue, New York City, with an estimate of $10,000-$15,000. There is also a China Trade painting of an arctic whaling scene by Brian Coole, (b. 1939-), oil on board, signed, estimated at $3,250-$4,250.
A Qianlong Dynasty, Chinese brush pot made of stone carved with bamboo, plum blossoms and clouds is estimated at $4,000-$6,000.
There are more than 500 lots of porcelain in the sale. Highlights include a Doucai jar, China, painted with blue and green dragons chasing pearls amidst clouds, with a ruyi pattern above and a Qianlong mark on the base. It measures 7 in. by 7 ½ in. and is valued at $3,000-$5,000. A late 19th/early 20th century Chinese Famille Rose vase painted with an idyllic rural landscape scene including mountains and figures, with a Guangxu mark on the base, is valued at $3,000-$4,000.
For additional information on any lot in the sale, call 978-927-2223.
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