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. One of the items garnering the most pre-auction excitement is a large carved jade piece.
18th - 19th century lotus form rhinoceros horn libation cup is expected to command top dollar (upwards of $150,000) during Elite Decorative Arts May 16-19 sale.
Asia Week participants are set to take over New York with brilliant pieces from 44 galleries from across the globe, as the event gets underway March 15.
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According to Woburn-based Jim Callahan, director of Asian Arts and a regular on PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” since 1996, “Both of these treasures are exceptional and absolute rarities. I have been a student, connoisseur, and appraiser of fine Asian Arts for over 40 years and have never seen anything like the rhinoceros...
Sales highlights were seen in every major category of Michaan’s Dec. 2, 2012, estate auction. An oil painting by Indonesian artist Lee Man Fong brought the highest dollar amount of the day. “Young Woman with Junk Boat” sold for $9,440, surpassing its low estimate of $8,000.
What’s fast shaping up as one of the best, highest-grossing Asian sales ever for Elite Decorative Arts is planned for the weekend of Nov. 10-11, 2012, in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Bonhams Arts of the Samurai sale, Oct. 16, 2012 in New York features 200 examples of Samurai armor, helmets, swords, sword fittings and folding screens at a range of price points. One key lot is a Myochin iron eccentrically shaped helmet (kawari kabuto), by Myochin Muneyasu, dated 1789.
Although certain artists often exhibit characteristic techniques and motifs, no two pieces of Japanese cloisonné are exactly alike. Experts say prices range across the board from less than $200 for more commercial pieces up to the six-figure range for the most exceptional examples, however rare Japanese cloisonné remain underpriced in relation...