The phrase "saving the best for last" certainly applied during New Orleans Auction Galleries Dec. 6-7 auction, as the final lot, a four-panel Asian fine art piece commanded $78K — seven times its presale estimate — to finish as the top lot of the sale.
Two auctions features eclectic selections of Asian art, bottles and glass set the stage for Auctionata's first 'white glove sale' and resulted in a record sale for art by artist Tianshou.
A 1917 Uncle Sam poster, which sold for $4,425, was just one of several hundred lots to change hands during Willis Henry Auction's first Asian Art and Militaria auction Nov. 16.
Two hanging scrolls by renowned Chinese artist Zhang Daqian will cross the auction block Dec. 15 at Michaan's Auctions, and one will with a presale estimate of $100,000 to $150,000 will likely vie for top lot status.
Everything from antiques, jewelry and Asian and European art to vampire-killing kits, from upscale So. Calif. estates, will cross the block Oct. 5. The sale, being presented by Don Presley Auctions, features more than 500 lots.
Of the 2,600 lots featured in the Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction being offered by James D. Julia Aug. 19-22, more than 1,300 are Chinese porcelain — including a 400-year-old porcelain bowl which features marks from the Li period, which ran from 1573 through 1619, on the base.
The frequency with which Asian art and antiques command six figures during online auctions is on the rise, reports LiveAuctioneers.com.
The top three lots in the June 18 Asian Works of Art auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers together fetched $1 million, with a Chinese bronze ceremonial gong realizing $722,500 alone.
An ornate Tibetan ceremonial gilt and copper helmet, circa 18th-19th century, tops $13K, finishing four times its high estimate at a May 31 sale at Waterford’s Art & Antiques Auctioneers.
Not only did a 19th century Chinese porcelain screen, consisting of four large panels and depicting a mountain scene with elders, sell for $121,000 to claim top in a recent auction hosted by Elite Decorative Arts, it exemplified the expanding popularity of Chinese porcelain plaques and screens, Elite Decorative Arts staff report.