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Qianlong scroll painting sold for more than estimated at Witherell's summer auction.

Paintings, Asian art and jewelry exceed expectations at Witherell’s summer auction

Released: July 28, 2014

Two paintings identified by Boston-based Vose Galleries that highlighted Witherell’s Summer Auction held July 9 to 23, 2014 sold for $10,200 and $6,000, including buyer’s premium, respectively. While Frank Duveneck’s “Reflections” was within estimates at $5,000 to $10,000, B.J. Blommers “Courtship Days” exceeded estimates of $1,000 to $2,000 by three to six times. Both paintings came from a Sacramento family collection that dates back to the nineteenth century. The auction brought in a total of $143,512, with an average price per lot of $627. “All categories performed well,” sa...


San Francisco's Asian Art Museum

SF Asian Art Museum Names New Curator of Chinese Art

Released: July 23, 2014

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum today announced the appointment of Dr. Tianlong Jiao as the museum’s new curator of Chinese art, effective September 15, 2014. Serving as head of the museum’s acclaimed Chinese art department, Dr. Jiao will join associate curator of Chinese art Li He in executing advanced curatorial work, organizing special exhibitions and overseeing the care and academic interpretation of Chinese art belonging or lent to the museum. “A scholar, archaeologist, curator and museum administrator with extensive experience in China and the U.S., Tianlong Jiao brings a unique...


Magnus Renfrew

Art Basel Asia's Magnus Renfrew to Join Bonhams in September

Released: July 22, 2014

Bonhams today announced the appointment of Magnus Renfrew as Deputy Chairman, Asia and Director of Fine Arts, Asia.   Renfrew will be responsible for defining the strategy for Bonhams in Asia relating to the Fine Arts and will oversee the established departments of Classical, Modern and Contemporary Art in Asia. Renfrew will sit on the board of Bonhams Asia and will report directly to Malcolm Barber, Co Chairman of Bonhams Group and CEO Hong Kong Board.   Renfrew will join Bonhams in September following his role as Director Asia and Member of the Executive Committee o...


Very Fine Antique Chinese Carved Jade Boulder on Stand

Wooten and Wooten Auctioneers: Fine Items Sold to a Global Audience

Released: July 18, 2014

Wooten and Wooten Auctioneers presents Summer Estates and Collections, a diverse catalog sale that reinforces the company’s strengths and offers a variety of stand-out pieces from prestigious, nationwide estates. In keeping with the success of online auctions, for the first time bidders will be able to participate through four online platforms, Live Auctioneers, Invaluable, Auctionzip, and Asia’s EpaiLive, in addition to in-house, phone, and absentee bidding. With its high quality items and worldwide marketplace, Wooten and Wooten sits poised at the forefront of the auction world. The July...


"Trail of the Iron Horse" by Charles M.  Russell is expected to realize $1,500,000 - $2,500,000 through The 2014 Coeur d'Alene Art Auction on July 26, 2014, with online bidding available through Invaluable.com.

Invaluable Announces Exciting Lineup of Summer 2014 Auctions

Released: July 15, 2014

Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, is pleased to offer online bidding on a variety of important auction sales taking place in July and August 2014 from some of the premier auction houses around the world.  Upcoming auctions taking place this summer on the Invaluable platform will feature watches, fine jewelry and handbags, fine art, Asian art and vintage posters, as well as decoys, boats, rare books and more. A selection of noteworthy auctions offering live online bidding through Invaluable this summer follows below. Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-...


Lot 328, Chinese Official Yi You Guangxu (1871-1908) Silver Coin (High Estimate: $4,000)

888 Auctions’ First Chinese Numismatic Coin Collection and JadeLab Laboratories

Released: July 14, 2014

Richmond Hill, ON – 888 Auctions is excited to feature its very first Chinese numismatic coin collection sale. Highlighting more than 100 coins, coin collectors will be salivating at the prospects of bidding on a private Canadian collection spanning almost 60 years. Spearheading this inaugural numismatic sale of over 100 coins is Lot 328, Chinese Official Yi You Guangxu Silver Coin. It commands a $4,000-8,000 estimate and will surely set the tone for the rest of the sale. Two other coins that have been garnering great interest can be found at the following: Lot 284: Chinese Rep...


Lot 429, Fine Chinese Qing Period Cloisonne Censer Qianlong sold for $7,500 CAD

Bronzes Lead the Way in Asian Art & Antiques July 3 Sale

Released: July 9, 2014

Richmond Hill, ON – 888 Auctions concluded its first auction of the summer, featuring sales of Asian Art & Antiques with a triumphant total of over $210,000. The sale, comprising 517 lots, witnessed active participation from around the world with 121 bidders hailing from over 45 countries. Although sales typically cool down in the summer season, 888 Auctions managed to pull through with a 70% sell through rate with 363 lots sold out of 517 total lots. Leading the parade of lots sold was the star item of the auction: Lot 440, a Pair of Chinese 10k Gold Gilt Bronze Qianlong Vases, ...


Rago Auctions Announces Its Fall 2014 Auction Schedule

Released: July 9, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES ITS FALL 2014 AUCTION SCHEDULE   Great Estates: Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014   Estate auctions bring a broad selection of exceptional, fresh-to-market American, English and Continental property from the Northeast’s fine homes, collectors and estates. Furniture; porcelains and glass; sculpture; mirrors; clocks; lighting; historic art; rugs; fine and monumental silver and plate; and coins and currency. Styles from the early Renaissance and Baroque to the Belle Époque, as well as the Chippendale, Federal, Victorian and Ren...


Scroll Painting signed by Xu Beihong, (19 July 1895 – 26 September 1953).  Estimate $50,000-80,000.

Garth's Summer Auction Features four sessions of Asian - Jewelry - 20th Century Design - European Decorative Arts

Released: July 7, 2014

Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers has just released a catalog of over 1,000 lots selling in four sessions during the highly anticipated two-day summer auction. The firm hopes for another round of summer fireworks in the saleroom as Asian Art and Fine & Vintage Jewelry cross the block on Thursday, July 24, and Iconic 20th Century Design and European Furniture and Decorative Arts selling on Friday, July 25. “We moved the Asian Art session to Thursday in an effort to make participating more convenient for bidders in China,” comments company President, Amelia Jeffers. “With the quality ...


In Between Days IV: Group Exhibition by Gallery Artists

In Between Days IV: Group Exhibition by Gallery Artists

Released: July 5, 2014

In Between Days IV: Group Exhibition by Gallery Artists Exhibition Duration: July 5 to August 31, 2014 Participating Artists: Chen Linggang, Huang Zhiyang, Li Wei, Liu Ren, Tamen, Cássio Vasconcellos, Wang Lang, Xiang Guohua, Xie Aige, Ye Hongxing In the fourth edition of In Between Days, Art+ Shanghai Gallery showcases new and previously exhibited works from the gallery’s collection. Featuring paintings, sculptures, and photography, In Between Days IV is a celebration of the summer season and the gallery’s new location...


The 2013 Favorite Finds edition of Antique Trader, which is filled with readers' treasure hunt stories, is available at http://www.krausebooks.com/antique-trader-november-13-2013-issue.

Antique Trader Favorite Finds contest kicks off July 1

Released: July 1, 2014

Heritage Auctions sponsors contest by contributing $500 auction credit IOLA, Wis. — Antique Trader, the national antiques publication delivering news, commentary and advertising for the antiques market, announces the launch of its 6th Annual Favorite Finds Contest. Entries eligible for inclusion in the 2014 contest will be accepted July 1-September 30, 2014. “We are elated that Heritage Auctions – one of the world’s largest auction houses that offers prime examples from virtually every collecting category – has agreed to sponsor Antique Trader’s most popular contest,” said Karen ...


U.S. Antique Shows Reports Mid-Year Success for The Original Miami Beach Antique Show

Released: June 24, 2014

The world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, U.S. Antique Shows, recently announced that 95 percent of all booths are sold for the upcoming 54th Annual Original Miami Beach Antique Show, including a completely sold out jewelry ballroom. Known as the world’s largest indoor antique show, this five-day event showcases nearly 1,000 recognized national and international dealers at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2015. Seven months prior to the event, U.S. Antique Shows has also reported a 90 percent renewal rate from previous exhibiting dealers and secured antique...


Copyright Nina Jun, Snovae Passion, Glazed Ceramic, 14 x 13 x 7 inches (35.6 x 33 x 17.8 cm), 2014

Echoes of Light in Galaxies - Nina Jun’s Ceramic Balloons at Art Hamptons 2014

Released: June 24, 2014

On July 10-13, 2014, the seventh edition of Art Hamptons will return to the spectacular 95-acre Sculpture Field of Nova’s Ark in Bridgehampton, fueled by a record-breaking attendance of 14,000+ enthusiastic art lovers. The rich tradition and expansive selection of art, A-list parties and celebrity-filled special events make Art Hamptons the primary summer source for acquiring new art in the Hamptons, such as the ceramic balloons by Nina Jun, represented by the Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London/ New York. Recently the international magazine for architecture, art and design, Design...


Art-Competition.net "The Figure Revealed

18 Days Remaining “The Figure Revealed” Art Competition

Released: June 23, 2014

19 Days Remaining “The Figure Revealed” Online-juried international art competition, May 30, 2014 - July 10, 2014 (Midnight EST) $7,700 in cash and prizes. The competition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older working in any painting, drawing, photography or digital medium. This competition helps support the free drawing and painting lessons website http://DrawingAndPaintingLessons.com, without advertising. Theme: "The Figure Revealed" The narrative of the artist's work should portray the human figure in its quiet beauty, flexibility, energy of action, strength or frailness....


This 19th century Chinese four-panel famille rose porcelain screen sold for $126,900.

19th century Chinese four-panel famille rose porcelain screen auctions for $126,900

Released: June 23, 2014

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A large, important 19th century Chinese porcelain screen consisting of four large panels – each one famille rose, with mountain scenes and elders – sold for $126,900 at a Fine Asian Carvings & Works of Art Auction held June 14th by Elite Decorative Arts, in the firm's gallery located in Quantum Town Center (1034 Gateway Boulevard) in Boynton Beach. The screen had actually been offered in a previous Elite Decorative Arts auction, but the winning bidder, a man from China, was overzealous and couldn’t make good on payment. So the lot was re-introduced in this m...