Robert Cornell to auction Asian art collection for charity, May 8
HADLEY, Mass. – After 42 years of studying and acquiring Asian art, Robert Cornell of Springfield, Mass., has chosen to sell his collection, with additional quality selections from other consignors, in a series of live online auctions facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. The first of the series of sales, which operate under the banner of Asian Antiques Gallery, will be held on May 8, 2011, commencing at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. There will not be in-house live bidding for the sale; all bids will be received through LiveAuctioneers.com, using a traditional auction protocol.
The auction will serve as a charitable fundraiser. All profits will be donated to the World Peace Foundation of Hadley, Massachusetts.
“All of the articles to be auctioned have been thoroughly researched, and the auction descriptions are particularly complete, with considerable historical information added to many of the entries,” said Cornell.
The auction inventory includes a wide variety of porcelains – including many pieces recovered from shipwrecks – as well as jades, bronzes, beads, Buddhist items, wood sculptures and tribal silver. Many Southeast Asian nations are represented in the offering, but most of the antiques originated in China prior to the 1911 fall of the Qing Dynasty.
Those who wish to preview the auction material in person may do so at Robert Cornell’s gallery located at 299 Russell St. (Route 9), Hadley, MA 01035. The gallery is 7 minutes east of I-91 exit 19.
Questions regarding any item in the sale may be directed to Robert Cornell by calling 413-582-0032 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet on auction day at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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