BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions kicks off its fall schedule with a two-session auction on Sunday, Sept. 17 starting at 10 a.m. Eastern. Session One features an important collection of Asian antique porcelain from the Wayland Collection. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The highest valued item of the Asian session comes from an important New York private collection and is an outstanding Qianlong jade censer with zitan wood stand (above) valued at $60,000-$90,000.
A rare Chinese Famille Rose vase (below) standing 11 1/2 inches in height is a feature lot of the collection. It is conservatively estimated at $8,000-$12,000.
This is followed up by a rare Chinese celadon-ground iron-red medallion bowl decorated with phoenix birds measuring 6 inches in diameter. The piece was purchased at Sotheby’s in 2012 and features a body with deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to the rim. The bowl is decorated around the exterior with five large iron-red phoenix medallions and a single one on the interior. All are on a pale celadon-green glaze thinning to white at the rim. With the seal mark of Daoguang in underglaze blue and of the period, this lot is valued at $3,000-$4,000.
A delicately potted Chinese coral-ground lotus bowl measuring 5 1/8 inches in diameter is also a featured lot. The bowl has a slightly flaring rim and the exterior has meandering scrolls bearing lotus and peony blooms, all on a rich coral-red ground. With the Qianlong reign mark under-glazed and of the period it is presented at a $3,000-$4,000 estimate.
Among the other highlights of the collection is a Chinese copper-red dragon bowl. It boasts a finely incised and decorated exterior with two striding five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls. Measuring 6 inches in diameter, it bears the Kangxi mark and came from an estate collection in Rockville, Maryland, hence to this private collection and is valued at $2,000-$3,000. There is also an exquisite Chinese blue and white bowl, with smooth rounded sides, gracefully rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim. It measures 5 inches in diameter and is painted in muted washes of cobalt blue accented with sharp outlines of a deeper hue. The exterior has three large clusters of melon vines all differently rendered with seven or eight fruits. Its base is inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. The bowl is estimated to bring $2,000-$3,000.
Session Two features the estate portion of the auction and one important entry is a circa 800 B.C. rare North Persian gold necklace, with red carnelian stones. The necklace is handmade and measures 17 inches long. It has been consigned from a New York collection and is expected to bring between $25,000-$35,000.
Important jewelry in the sale includes a women’s 14K white gold diamond and oval jade ring. The oval jade stone is surrounded by 36 full-cut round brilliant diamonds weighing approximately 3.0ctw. The ring is accompanied by an appraisal report and is valued at $6,000-$10,000.
Mid-century and modern highlights include two kinetic sculptures by the Venezuela-born artist Jesus Rafael Soto (1922-2005). Both are estimated at $3,500-$6,500.
Collectors will find several fine lots of Bohemian glass: a pair of glass Alhambra form vases green with gold decoration measuring 17 1/4 inches by 9 1/2 inches, a 19th century green opaline glass ewer with silver overlay and hand-painted cupid figures, and an early 19th-century covered urn having green cut-to-clear crystal with gold overlay with a matching goblet. All are valued in the $3,000-$9,000 range.
Of great interest to collectors of marine art and ship models will be a hand-built model of the USS Constitution. The ship model is wood construction with a copper sheathed hull mounted on a base. The replica stands 57 inches high by 76 inches long on the base and is valued at $4,000-$6,000.