“ANTIQUE READERS” FIRST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL AUCTION 9/07
To celebrate their One Year Anniversary, Antique Reader Auction has assembled a high-end sale of 3-400 lots of fine Chinese Art and Antiques. As usual, the auction starts off with 30 lots of assorted snuff bottles, $300-2000, and quickly proceeds to a collection of exceptional Jade objects. These include a pair of rare 3” high jade bowls with carved floral relief, estimated at $20-30,000, a 19th century Celadon Jade Camel seated on its original teakwood stand, estimated at $10-15,000 and a magnificent pair of 23” tall jadeite Phoenix Birds, lavishly carved with peonies and berries, estimated at $8-12,000.
Also in jade is the massive 22” tall x 16” wide Spinach Jade Censer, intricately carved in archaic style with lion and Buddha finial, decommissioned from the St. Petersburg Museum in Florida, and listed at $10-15,000. Among other censers are a bronze 19thc. burner with Fu Dog Qi Lin finial and Dragon handles, estimated at $2-2500 and a Ming Dynasty bronze Ding censer with Chon Zhen mark, priced at $8-12,000.
Among a host of cloisonné objects, the standout is a spectacular pair of 19th c. Cloisonné Stickers, each with flaming Mandoria and relief decoration on a vivid turquoise ground. One shows a horse supporting a vase, the other a seated Buddha; together they should bring $20-30,000. Other cloisonné objects include a 19th c. oval box with white jade cabochon top carved with figures in a landscape, $4-5000, and a pair of 20” high Qing Dynasty Emperor Kesi framed cloisonné panels on Hong Mu rosewood stand, estimated at $12-18,000.
Antique Reader is offering a large selection of quality silver including a rare pair of 19th c. 15” tall silver vases intricately carved with pavilion scenes of pagodas and scholars, selling for $25,000-35,000. A ravishing 19th c. silver and bronze molded mirror with inlaid carved jade panel, surrounded by inlaid colored stones, is listed at $4-6000. And for the indulgent, a sterling dust pan/shovel set is listed at $2-4,000. For celebrating, there is a silver dragon relief martini shaker with four cups at $1-1200. For sheer beauty, there is a multi-colored silver and enamel 19th c. Republic Period Fan, $3-4000. Also from the Republic Period is a cinnabar Lacquer Screen with carved figures in a landscape, $7-10,000.
A rare Chinese Culture Revolution Panel, 27” high x 18 ½” wide, heavily carved with dozens of revolutionary figures in gilt gesso, is estimated at $6-8000. Some other unusual items include a finely carved flamboyant Red Coral “Three Beauties with Boy” on a hardwood stand $4-6000, only 7 ¾” high and a 17th/18th c. carved Turquoise Boulder Scholar, $4-7000, only 3 ½” high.
There can’t be a proper Chinese auction without a collection of fine porcelain: among dozens of superb vases, bowls and chargers, the highlights are a 17th c. WuCai vase in red and green enamel with panels of submerged fish and borders of lotus flowers, peonies, chrysanthemums and dragons, estimated at $5-7000 and a 3 foot tall vase decorated with relief vases, flowers, & butterflies floating on a deep yellow ground, estimated at $5-8000.
Filling in the rest of the sale are the typical array of Buddhas and Guanyins in bronze, porcelain and jadeite, Chinese brush pots and washers, silver and famille rose teapots, and an assortment of jewelry including jadite bangles, pendants, necklaces, rings and watches. This celebratory sale takes place Friday, September 7th at 12 noon, 3906 Crescent St., Long Island City. The entire catalog can be seen on liveauctioneers.com. For further info email email@example.com, phone 888 788 6214 or check www.antiquereader.com.