Jade chariot sculpture carries off $40,120

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A Chinese hand-carved white jade sculpture depicting a chariot with horses and riders galloped past its presale estimate of $300 to $500 to sell for $40,120 at a sale of Chinese works and fine decorative arts held July 13 by Elite Decorative Arts in Boynton Beach, Fla.

“The auction was successful in all categories across the board, but jade in particular did

This hand-carved Chinese white jade chariot galloped past its low presale estimate of $300 and finished at $40,120. (Photo courtesy Elite Decorative Arts)

This hand-carved Chinese white jade chariot galloped past its low presale estimate of $300 and finished at $40,120. (Photo courtesy Elite Decorative Arts)

extremely well,” said Scott Cieckiewicz of Elite Decorative Arts.

The sculpture exhibited an even-toned white jade color throughout, with some translucence. Included was a fitted wooden base and presentation box. Overall, the piece was 10 inches tall by 25 inches wide.

Internet bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Artfact.com, Auctionzip.com and a European provider. Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices quoted include an 18 percent buyer’s premium (for winning in-house and phone bids) or 21 percent (for winning online bids).

A pair of Chinese icy white jade covered bird boxes, each having an even-toned bright and translucent white color with some russet hints, with fitted wooden silver inlay bases and a fitted, silk-lined presentation box, garnered $5,900; and a Chinese hand-carved white jade moving sculpture depicting two Meirens on a swinging platform, 5 inches tall, made $4,720.

Elite Decorative Arts’ next big auction is slated for Saturday, Aug. 10. Offered will be fine porcelains, artwork and decorative arts. For more information, contact 561-200-0893 or info@eliteauction.com, or visit www.eliteauction.com.

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