888 Auctions’ August 14 Sale to Showcase Important Kangxi Mark and Period Famille Verte Porcelain Vase

  • 17th/18th C.  Famille Verte Porcelain Vase Kangxi (High Estimate: $12,000)

    17th/18th C. Famille Verte Porcelain Vase Kangxi (High Estimate: $12,000)

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  • Lot 160: Fine Chinese Spinach Green Jade Carved Horse Ming (High Estimate: $12,000)

    Lot 160: Fine Chinese Spinach Green Jade Carved Horse Ming (High Estimate: $12,000)

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  • Lot 6: Chinese Watercolour Girls Fu Baoshi (1904-1965) (High Estimate: $8,000)

    Lot 6: Chinese Watercolour Girls Fu Baoshi (1904-1965) (High Estimate: $8,000)

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Richmond Hill, ON – 888 Auctions’ August 14th sale of Chinese Ceramics & Traditional Paintings will showcase 532 lots of an exciting array of Chinese Works of Art.

Highlighting the autumn sale will be an in Important 17th or 18th Century Famille Verte enameled porcelain vase, Kangxi Mark and possibly of the Period located in the heart of auction at Lot 318. The well-potted ovoid bodied vase is an excellent example of Famille Verte enamelling featuring a continuous scene of Immortals holding auspicious objects amid swirling ruyi-head cloud scrolls; the shoulders are decorated with a simple scroll bearing lotus flowers. Collectors keen on the provenance of the vase will be delighted by the inclusion of a 1984 certificate from Hong Kong. The vase commands a $12,000 high estimate.

From the collection of Yixing Zisha pottery teapots that have become a staple at 888 Auctions comes Lot 345: a Fine 15th Century Signed and Dated Chinese Yixing Zisha Tea Pot. Signed by an artist (1573-1648) hailing from the Ming Wanli Period to Qing Shunzhi Period, the teapot is comparable to those sold for up to 13,440,000 RMB; this teapot respects a high estimate of $6,000.

Other important Chinese ceramics in the sale can be found elsewhere in the sale:

From the collection of jade carved works of art, 888 Auctions is proud to feature a Fine Chinese Spinach Green Jade Carved Horse Ming Yongle Marked (Lot 160). Measuring 15.5 cm in length and marked with a six-character red Yongle Mark on base, the recumbent horse is accented and supported by superb Huanghuali rosewood carved stand. It is expected to exceed its $12,000 high estimate. The jade carved horse is followed by Lot 206: a Translucent Chinese Emerald Green Jadeite Bangle which carries a high estimate of $8,000.

888 Auctions’ stable of traditional watercolour paintings continues to be a mainstay in its monthly offerings; this auction is notable for its inclusion of not one but three excellent paintings. Lot 6, a Chinese Watercolour Girls signed Fu Baoshi (1904-1965) and Lot 65, a Chinese Watercolour Landscape Huang Bin Hong both command a $8,000 high estimate while Lot 28, a Chinese Watercolour Landscape Painting Signed Xi Gang (1746-1803) demands a $5,000 high estimate.

Responding to our client’s taste of quality items, 888 Auctions JadeLab Gemological Laboratories continues to offer a professional gemological identification service. JadeLab will put to rest any confusion when it comes to the value and grade of jadeite in your possession. For further information of our services, please visit us.

888 Auction’s next auction will be slated for Thursday, August 14, 2014. Quality consignments are still being accepted. To consign an item, an estate, or a collection, call 905-763-7201 or email info@888auctions.com.

We are also accepting consignments at our newly opened branch location at the Promenade Shopping Centre. The new location will feature 888 Auctions customarily professional services and complimentary valuations.

Preview will be held on Saturday, August 9 from 11 AM to 5 PM, Monday, August 11 from 11 AM to 6 PM, Tuesday, August 12 from 11 AM to 6 PM, Wednesday, August 13 from 11 AM to 6 PM and Thursday, August 14 from 11 AM to 2 PM.

For details please visit our newly designed website at www.888auctions.com or call 888 Auctions at 905-763-7201.

888 Auctions
15-280 West Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, Canada
About 888 Auctions

888 Auctions provide consignors a friendly and professional venue to sell their Asian fine art and antique. 888 Auctions is located within the Greater Toronto Area at the heart of the largest Chinese communities of Richmond Hill, Markham and Scarborough. Connected to over five million buyers through Artfact, Live Auctioneers, and iCollector, 888 Auctions achieve the best prices possible. 888 Auctions consign over 1000 pieces of fine Asian art and antique monthly and provide live and online bidding, absentee bidding, as well as telephone bidding. Offering valuations based upon 50 years of experience in the Asian fine art world, our knowledgeable and multilingual staff can guide buyers and sellers through the simple steps to ensure ownership of a desired object or a successful sale of a prized possession.

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