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. Read More +
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. Read More +
In this installment of Ask the Experts, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo reveals the truth about a collection of Chinese treasures given as gifts to a visiting missionary, in the 1930s. Read More +
The Winter Antiques Show, slated for Jan. 25-Feb. 3, 2013, celebrates its 59th year as America’s most distinguished antiques show, featuring exceptional objects exhibited by 73 specialists in American, English, European and Asian fine and decorative arts from antiquity through the 1960s. All net proceeds from the show benefit East Side House Settlement and contribute substantially to its work in the South Bronx. Read More +
Asian results astonished the crowd as Clars Auction Gallery hosted its monthly two-day sale of fine antiques, arts and furnishings March 12-13. Anticipated to be a strong sale across the board, it was not anticipated that one of the Asian lots would account for over 10 percent of the sale’s $900,000 gross.
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$1 million. The amount represents the investment Asian art and antiques buyers spent through Artfact.com’s online sales during the month of March. The steadily-growing market segment is reaching worldwide dominance through the firm’s online bidding platform, Artfact Live! The platform enabled a number of auction houses across the United States (from Doyle New York to I.M. Chait to Freeman’s) achieved record sales of Asian antiques, including a Chinese Kangxi porcelain beaker vase which brought $23,000.
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