Wichita Auction Gallery to sell 2,000-year-old Chinese antiques Jan. 6
WICHITA, Kan. – Chinese antiquities are anticipated to carry the highest bidding at Wichita Auction Gallery’s 200-lot auction on Jan. 6 beginning at 2 p.m. Central. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.
A large and important bronze ritual wine jar dating to the Fanglei Late Shang or Early Western Zhou Dynasties tops these items with a $60,000-$80,000 estimate.
The auction will also include a Tang Dynasty painted pottery figure (estimate: $1,500-$2,000), fine Chinese ceramics, Meissen porcelain, Japanese ivory and American oil paintings.
A fine Famille-Verte Hehe Erxian vase from the Qing Dynasty, probably late 17th century, is 18 inches tall and is painted with the Hehe Erxian twins and Liu Hai looking at a toad, while red bats swoop overhead. This vase is estimated at $20,000-$30,000.
A Warring States Period disk topped with a carved dragon figure, 6 inches high overall, is estimated at $4,000-$6,000. A rare gilt bronze sword from the Warring States Period is 25 1/4 inches long and has a $2,000-$3,000 estimate.
A cloisonné enamel tripod censer and cover from the Qing Dynasty, 9 1/2 inches high, has a $1,500-$2,000 estimate.
Approximately 20 Japanese carved ivory figures will be offered with estimates ranging from $100 to $800 apiece.
Paintings include a scene of five cowboys on horses by Ross Stefan (American 1934-1999). The oil on canvas, 21 1-2 by 29 1/2 inches, has a $5,000-$6,000 estimate.
A signed painting by George Rondolph Barse Jr. (American, 1861-1938) of a Classical woman arranging a flowers in a vase has a $2,000-$3,000 estimate. The oil on canvas painting is 42 1/2 by 20 inches.
The sale will be conducted at Wichita Auction Gallery, 1020 E. English St. For details phone 316-269-1111.
To view the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
Click here to view Wichita Auction Gallery’s complete catalog.
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