Chinese White & Blue porcelain jar may soar to $3,000 during inaugural online sale

BERLIN, N.J. — On Saturday, February 8th, 2014, Waterford’s Art & Antiques Auctioneers will hold its first exclusively online sale — Unreserved Antique and Collectible Auction —

Blue & White jar

A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Jar, of ovoid form tapering toward the foot, the jar painted in underglaze blue with figures in a pavilion by an elm tree above a border of waves encircling the foot, with wear to the surface, appx. 9 3/4 in. H.

beginning at 10:00 AM EST on www.liveauctioners.com. Previews of the sale are available at the Waterford’s, 147 Jackson Rd. Berlin, NJ, on Wednesday February 5 and Thursday February 6 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Friday February 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The sale will include a wide variety of lots including Chinese, Japanese, European and American works of fine and decorative art as well as collectibles and memorabilia.

Lots from China and Japan include snuff bottles; famille verte; Blue & White and Famille Rose porcelain; ivory figures; paintings on hanging scrolls; gold, jade and coral hairpins; contemporary prints; woodblock prints including Kitagawa Utamaro; studio ceramics and lacquer tea sets. Among the lots from this section expected to draw much interest is:

• A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Jar, of ovoid form tapering toward the foot, the jar painted in underglaze blue with figures in a pavilion by an elm tree above a border of waves encircling the foot, with wear to the surface, measuring approximately 9 3/4 inches in height. It carries a presale estimate of $2,000 to $3,000.

• A Japanese Woodblock Print, in Frederick Harer Frame, in frame approximately 17 1/2 inches wide by  21 1/2 inches high. It is expected fetch between $700 and $900.

European and American Lots include antique Mezzotints; continental furniture with marble tops; Baccarat and Orrefors crystal; Royal Worcester porcelain; sterling silver boxes and accessories; continental brass candlesticks; oil paintings and prints; and mid-century furniture including a Milo Baughman/Thayer Coggin sofa. An Erika Lagerbielke Orrefors crystal vase, the body faceted, the base etched with Orrefors signature “Orrefors EL 4729.22,” measuring 7 7/8 inches in height carries a presale estimate of $100 to $150.

Historical document

Historical Letter, dated May 19, 1777, the letter written by John McKesson, the Secretary of the Committee of Safety for New York, regarding the establishment of the government of New York. It carries a presale estimate of $800 to $1,200. (Photo courtesy Waterford’s)

Collectibles and memorabilia include:

• Historic documents related to the foundation of the government of New York

• Autographed presidential photographs including Ronald Reagan

• Signed Hanna Barbera “Flintstones” cel

• Contemporary sporting prints and game hunting books

For more information and to register to bid, visit www.liveauctioneers.com or contact Waterford’s Art & Antiques Auctioneers at 147 Jackson Rd. Berlin, NJ 08009; (856) 336- 5551; or www.waterfordsauction.com.

 

 

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