Qing Dynasty jade carving may earn up to $100,000

BEVERLY, Mass. — Kaminski Auctions will host its next Fine Asian Art and Antiques Auction, starting at 10 a.m. March 30, at 117 Elliot St., Beverly, Mass.

Large white jade mountain, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the naturalistic rock form carved the figures of an elder and a boy, their features intricately carved, surrounded by overhanging trees, a moon in the sky and a wave below a rock, the reverse carved with more trees and rock formations, 5 3/8" h x 7 3/4" w, on wood stand, 7" h.

Large white jade mountain, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the naturalistic rock form carved the figures of an elder and a boy, their features intricately carved, surrounded by overhanging trees, a moon in the sky and a wave below a rock, the reverse carved with more trees and rock formations, 5 3/8″ h x 7 3/4″ w, on wood stand, 7″ h.

One of the items garnering the most pre-auction excitement is a large carved jade piece. The 5 3/8-inch tall piece of white jade has been dated to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and depicts a naturalistic mountain scene with intricately carved figures of an elder and a boy in the foreground. Overhanging trees, a moon in the sky and a wave below frame the carved scene. On the reverse, the artist has carefully rendered more trees and rock formations that complete the piece. This quality example of jade carving is predicted to be the top selling lot of the auction ($60,000-$100,000).

A pair of Huanhuali wood lanterns also displays high quality craftsmanship. Mounted on four-legged tall stands accented with scrolling floral designs and intricate cloud patterns, the lanterns have supporting pillars with images of bats carrying strings of six coins. The panels of the lamps themselves feature a detailed relief of a dragon chasing a pearl through the clouds (pair $10,000-$20,000).


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A small painting signed by Qi Baishi will surely interest many collectors of fine Chinese art. Qi Baishi was one of the foremost painters in China during the 20th century.

He chiefly painted the smaller aspects of nature, focusing his work on shrimp, fish, crabs, frogs, insects and peaches. Qi Baishi’s painting of wisteria that will be offered in the Kaminski auction similarly captures his lively style and love for the details of nature. The small wisteria painting is predicted to sell for between $10,000 and $20,000.

For more information, visit www.kaminskiauctions.com or contact 978-927-2223.

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