New Asian art and antiques charitable auction set for Feb. 13, 2011


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antique asian jade charity auctionAfter 42 years of collecting Asian arts, Robert Cornell of Springfield, Mass. is inaugurating a series of online auctions to dispose of his holdings. This comes on the heels of opening his new Asian Antiques & Art Gallery in Hadley, Mass., which has 2500 square feet of displays.

Feb. 13 marks the first auction, beginning at 5 p.m. EST.  According to Cornell, all proceeds will go to benefit the World Peace Foundation of Hadley, and a variety of other owners have added quality items from their collections to make it a very full sale.

All of the sales material has been thoroughly researched and includes complete descriptions and history. The 250 lots cover a wide range of porcelains (including many Shipwrecked pieces), jades, bronzes, beads, Buddhist items, minority clothing, wood sculpture, and tribal silver. All of the countries in Southeast Asia are represented, but the majority of the antique merchandise originated in China. Very little of that is after the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1911.

The auction is being expedited by AuctionAsia.net and a link will be provided at that site beginning this Feb. 4. Alternately, potential bidders may send their email information to antiqasia88@yahoo.com and the link will be sent via email.

The preview of auction material can be seen at the Hadley gallery, 299 Russell Street, (Route 9), starting Feb. 2.  Any further information may be had by calling 413-582-0032.  

The gallery is situated in the Rocky’s ACE Hardware Plaza, just 7-minutes East on Route 9 off of Exit 19 of I-91.

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