I.M. Chait Gallery laden with Asian treasures for Dec. 10-11 auction

Chinese carved jade figure of Guanyin holding an elaborate ruyi scepter and standing within a boulder-form border, 11 3/4 inches high. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image

Chinese carved jade figure of Guanyin holding an elaborate ruyi scepter and standing within a boulder-form border, 11 3/4 inches high. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image

 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers will hold a major auction of Asian arts and estate items on Dec. 10-11. This special two-day sale will feature an extensive array of Chinese jade and hardstone pieces, including small carvings, vessels, jewelry and figural groups. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Various contemporary paintings, prints and mixed media works will also be sold. A large Chinese ink, color and wash on paper painting is attributed to Wu Guanzhong (below).

 

Massive Chinese painting attributed to Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) depicting an abstract wooded landscape; two seals, 26 3/4 x 53 1/2 inches. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image

Massive Chinese painting attributed to Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) depicting an abstract wooded landscape; two seals, 26 3/4 x 53 1/2 inches. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image

 

Another large item is a 25-inch-high Japanese satsuma vase that dates to the 1850s (below).

 

Mid-19th century Japanese satsuma vase, 25 inches high. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image

Mid-19th century Japanese satsuma vase, 25 inches high. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image

 

A diverse selection of items from the collection of Eugene Iglesias is presented, including porcelain, carvings, lacquerware and cloisonné.

 

Antique Korean, Joseon Dynasty, Buddhist reliquary Sarira casket, 8 1/4 high. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image

Antique Korean, Joseon Dynasty, Buddhist reliquary Sarira casket, 8 1/4 high. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image

 

Fine women’s jewelry including rings, bracelets and earrings with diamonds, sapphires and emeralds have been gleaned from many estates.

 

Edwardian-style 18K white gold & diamond bracelet, the stones together weighing approx. 6.45 carats. Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image

Edwardian-style 18K white gold & diamond bracelet, the stones together weighing approx. 6.45 carats. Estimate: $4,000 – $5,000. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image

 

For details contact I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers at 310-285-0182 or email chait@chait.com.