Richmond Hill, ON – 878 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder in 888 Auctions’ 2-day auction featuring the best in Fine Art, Modern Paintings & Asian Art. Taking place in the afternoon, November 8 to November 9, knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers will be able to participate in the first winter auction of the season. Competing against one another over a quality assortment of items on display at 888 Auctions, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder.
The star lot of the auction is an attributed Fei Yigeng 19th Century Watercolor on Paper, hanging scroll painting. Featuring a courtyard scene with various figures, this signed and attributed piece is inscribed with two artist seals and fully stretched measures 1,000 cm. Fei Yigeng was the son of Qin Dynasty painter, Fei Danxu. Lot 14 is expected to exceed its high estimate of $35,000.
Western art continues to garner significant interest at 888 Auctions and that tradition continues into the winter season with the inclusion of six lots currently gaining great attention at the gallery showroom. One lot highlighted among these pieces can be found at Lot 104, an attributed Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967) Gouache and Oil on Paper (High Estimate: $5,000). Featuring a receptionist beside a filing cabinet, this scene was a common motif in Hopper’s pieces with his wife acting as the receptionist in these subjects.
Another lot sure to be a crowd pleaser is slotted in at Lot 150, an attributed to Winston Churchill (British, 1874-1965) Oil on Canvas painting, featuring a landscape scene. This painting is expected to exceed its high estimate of $9,500.
The other three star lots highlighted in the sale are featured at the following lots below:
High quality jade carved pieces continue to be a staple at 888 Auctions; therefore, with two lots headlining this category, many interested collectors can bid with full confidence. Lot 247, a Chinese Hetian Green Jade Dragon Seal carries a high estimate of $6,000 and features a relief carved dragon sitting atop a rectangular section with seal scripted carved on the face. Lot 259 is a Burma Emerald Green Jadeite Carved Bangle carries a high estimate of $800 and features a rounded interior and exterior diameter and is of translucent emerald green tone.
For auction previews, visit the gallery floor at 888 Auctions. The public viewing period is as follows: Monday, November 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and just before the auctions on Thursday, November 8 and November 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
888 Auctions continues to accept consignments on a rolling basis. With auctions taking place every other Thursday at the auction house, there are plenty of opportunities to sell rare and fresh-to-market items at 888 Auctions. Valuations and authentications are complimentary with no obligation to consign. Contact the auctioneers by phone 905-763-7201 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with 888 Auctions.
The next scheduled auction and the first auction of the busy autumn season takes place Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT).
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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.