Vintage Jacobus Stainer violin and bow may bring $6,000 this weekend

Jacobus Strainer violin

One of the top lots in this week’s Elite Decorative Art auction is a blue diamond ring and a vintage Jacobus Stainer violin and bow. Artwork will include an artist proof bronze sculpture of a goat by Louise B. Nevelson and a pencil on paper of a nude female by Fernando Botero, measuring 22 inches by 15 1/2 inches, which is expected to hit $30,000 to $40,000. 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 +