Featuring the art collection of Peking University professor Wen Tsan Yu, Kaminski Auctions is announcing its March 30-31 Asian art and antiques sale will coincide with the last week of Asia Week 2012. Read More +
Michaan’s Auctions’ Dec. 18, 2012 auction is its third-highest grossing auction to date and is the third fine Asian works of art sale to break the $1 million mark. The market for decorative Asian furniture has remained strong as prominent collectors continue to seek extravagant, well-executed pieces of large stature. Read More +
Second only to the stunning photography, “Symbols on Chinese Porcelain” offers valuable context on why this porcelain style matters to the fine-art world, collectors and even philosophers. The book reveals the secrets of the symbols of good luck and the visual imagery of Chinese decorative elements by means of approximately 80 masterpieces of Chinese porcelain spanning 1,000 years. Read More +
Over 300 people were in attendance (and more than 450 registered to bid online) during Cordier Auctions’ two day antique and fine art auction, the inaugural auction in their new Harrisburg, Pa., salesroom Nov. 5-6.
Among the highlights, a lady’s Cartier Art Deco diamond wristwatch realized $21,000. Read More +
An exceedingly rare and important Waltham girandole (an ornate banjo clock), made around 1900 and with a serial number of 1, making it possibly the first of fewer than 50 made, sold for $17,255 at an auction held Dec. 28.
The Waltham timepiece was the top lot of the 400 or so items that changed hands in a sale that featured antique clocks, Asian objects, fine art, porcelain and antiques in an array of categories. Read More +
A group of fine Chinese furniture took the spotlight at a $12.8-million auction of fine Asian works of art Dec. 20-21. A rare pair of zitan and hongmu recessed leg altar tables, 18th/19th century, from the Carlisle estate soared to $2,714,500 against fierce bidding. Read More +
With 500-plus lots of Asian arts and antiques examples, Bonhams Nov. 15 auction of Asian Decorative Arts in San Francisco earns more than $1.1 million. One of the many surprises included a late 18th/early 19th century brush pot that sold for $17,500 against a pre-sale estimate of $1,000 to $1,500. Read More +
A Carrara marble grouping known variously as ‘Paetus et Aria,’ ‘Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife,’ and ‘The Galatian Suicide’ will be sold during New Years weekend antiques auction. Read More +
An exceedingly rare, ancient Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty solid nephrite jade bear sold for a little more than $8 million at a multi-estate antiques auction. Read More +
Nearly 600 lots of top-quality Chinese carvings and works of art will be sold at auction Nov. 19, 2011 by Elite Decorative Arts. “We’re starting the auction in the evening rather than the early afternoon to accommodate the Chinese audience, which we expect will be substantial,” said Scott Cieckiewicz of Elite Decorative Arts. Read More +