Rare rhino horn libation cup goes under the gavel in Maine Jan. 30

Rhino-horn libation cup, raft form with two figures, on zitan wood base. (Photo courtesy James D. Julia Auctioneers)

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 horn libation cup. Its form and subject until now were unknown. Read More +

300 antique Chinese works offered in live and online antique auction

Chinese jadeite cabochon diamond ring

More than 300 fine antique Chinese carvings and Asian works of art, including porcelains, jade, ivory, bronze, jewelry, stone carvings and silver, are to be offered Aug. 18, 2012. A piece of jewelry, not a porcelain, may end up being the day’s top earner: a stunning ladies’ 18kt yellow gold imperial jadeite cabochon and diamond ring/pendant combination valued as much as $80,000. Read More +