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Online bidders to vie for Asian art, artifacts July 8

An Asian jade belt hook undercut with a kui dragon and a set of Tibetan prayer beads are two of more than 200 lots featured in Turner Auctions + Appraisals' July 8 Arts of Asia online auction.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is presenting a diverse selection of more than 200 lots during its Arts of Asia sale on Saturday, July 8. The online auction features distinctive art and artifacts that date from the early-18th century to the mid-20th century, from multiple consignors and estates. Among the countries represented are China, Korea and Tibet.

Pottery, Bronzes, Decorative Glass To Cross Auction Block

Asian jade belt hook

Asian jade belt hook undercut with a kui dragon facing a larger dragon head, $1,000-$1,500. (All photos courtesy of Tuner Auctions + Appraisers)

Jade jewelry, plaques and carved pieces: cloisonné (figures, bowls, vases, animals) are among the artifacts. Chinese and Korean paintings; ginger jars, Yixing and other pottery; porcelain pieces; jewelry; gilt-bronze figures and other bronzes; blue and white decorative items; snuff bottles; Asian seals; cinnabar lacquer items; reference books; small furniture (screens, tables, stools et al); and embroidered panels.

Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Saturday, July 8 at 10:30 am PDT. The sale is available via four platforms: LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable and eBay, and Turner Auctions + Appraisals’ new, free mobile app. The app is available at the App Store or Google Apps (“Turner Auctions”). View the entire catalog at

The July 8 auction highlights include an Asian jade belt hook undercut with a kui dragon facing a larger dragon head ($1,000-$1,500) and a cloisonne faceted pricket dating to the late 19th century ($300-$500).

Polychrome Plaque and Tibetan Prayer Beads Pegged to Draw Attention

A Hu-shaped vase is estimated to earn $3,000 to $5,000. A

Tibetan prayer beads

Tibetan prayer beads, $1,00-$1,500.

polychrome enameled porcelain plaque from the late 19th century is estimated at $1,500 to $2,500, and a set of Tibetan prayer beads carries an estimate of $1,000 to $1,500 into the sale.

A 19th century gilt-bronze figure and a large coromandel screen with four panels from the Qing/Republic period are each estimated at $700 to $900. A pair of Chinese cinnabar snuff bottles hold estimates of $300 to $500. Additional artifacts include a pink-ground porcelain bowl with Qianlong mark is expected to earn $3,000 to $5,000.

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