Chinese antiques

This pair of large recumbent enameled wood rams date from the mid 19th century. They are entirely decorated with auspicious animals  and longevity motifs. They are estimated to sell for between $30,000 to $50,000.

Sales of antique Chinese rhinoceros horn items on the rise

BEVERLY, Mass – A Dec. 8-10, 2011 Asian arts and antiques auction will offer a rare Chinese rhinoceros horn Buddhist stupa, which is expected to sell for as much as $50,000. It is widely expected to take top lot honors, followed closely by a strand of 19th century Chinese rhinoceros horn prayer beads, comprised...

Antique Chinese hand-carved jadeite floral bouquet, 9 3/4 inches in height ($6,000-$8,000).

Carved jadeite pieces among expected top Asian arts earners

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.