Chinese Coins, Silver, and Modern Paintings Abound at 888 Auctions May 24 Auction

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  • May 16, 2018

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Richmond Hill, ON – As the auction season heads towards the summer season, 888 Auctions is anticipating robust bidding action at its May 24 auction featuring Chinese Coins, Silver and Modern Paintings. The 397-lot sale is headlined by a diverse range of authentic ancient Chinese coins and modern numismatic items.


Spearheading the great selection of Chinese coins are two coins: a Chinese Yuan Dynasty (1316) Yuanyou Sannian Coin and Chinese Ming Xia Dynasty (1363) Tiantong Tongbao with high estimates reaching $1,500 and $2,000 at Lot 185 and Lot 187, respectively.


Other coins and numismatic items garnering interest from collectors can be found at the lots below:


Lot 173: Rare Northern Song (1126-1127) Jingkang Yuanbao (High Estimate: $300)

Lot 183: Chinese Southern Song (1253-1258) Baoyou Wannian (High Estimate: $1,000)

Lot 267: Three Assorted Chinese Silver Ingots (High Estimate: $500)


The modern era of Chinese numismatics is also strongly represented here in the May 24 auction. Lot 250 features a 2014 Chinese 10 Dollar Panda Silver Coin NGC MS-70 carrying a high estimate of $80.


Stones appear to be making strong headway as we approach the busier time of the season at 888 Auctions. Lot 293 features a Chinese Carved Tianhuang Stone Dragon Seal while Lot 321 features a Burma Emerald Green Jadeite Bangle Certificate. Lot 293 carries a high estimate of $20,000 while Lot 321 carries a $12,000 high estimate.


Modern paintings continue to remain a staple at 888 Auctions and this auction is no exception. Headlining this category are features pieces which can be found at the lots below:


Lot 27: Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) Ink On Board (High Estimate: $6,000)

Lot 49: Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Pastel On Paper (High Estimate: $9,000)

Lot 39: Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) Watercolor, Ink on Paper (High Estimate: $7,500)

Lot 44: Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910) Watercolor, Tempera on Paper (High Estimate: $7,500)


For auction previews, visit the gallery floor at 888 Auctions. The public viewing period is as follows: Tuesday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and just before the auction on Thursday, May 24 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 of priceless items are complimentary with no obligation to consign.


The next scheduled auction takes place Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT).

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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