GENOA, Italy – Cambi Casa D’Asti anticipates a strong response to its auction of important Chinese art on May 27-28. Day 1, Tuesday, will offer works of art in coral, bronze, jade, ivory and wood. Day 2, Wednesday, will feature works in bronze, jade, ivory and wood. LiveAuctioners.com will provide Internet live bidding.
Many of the items were brought to Italy as early as the end of the 17th century by the great noble families of Turin, Genoa and Milan, said Dario Mottola of Cambi auction house.
Coral and jade stand out in this wide-ranging auction. One highlight is an 8-kilogram carved red coral depiction of Guanyin, animals and vegetation (China, Qing Dynasty, late 19th century), which is estimated at €50,000-€70,000.
Among the jades are some exceptional objects. An extraordinary imperial white jade plate engraved on two sides with “taotie” figures and archaic elements, China, Qianlong period, 1736-1796, carries an estimate of €20,000-€30,000.
Another important lot is an emerald green jadeite incense burner with cover (China, Qing Dynasty, late 19th century). With its original box, the burner is is expected to sell for €40,000-€60,000.
Among the important figures is a 22-inch-tall gilt bronze and copper Vajrapani, protector of the Buddha. From China’s Qing Dynasty, 18th century, it has an estimate of €30,000-€50,000.
For details, phone Cambi at +39 010 8395029.
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.LiveAuctioneeers.com.
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