888 Auctions Auctioning Off Fine Art, Paintings & Asian Antiques in Summer May 10 Sale

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  • May 02, 2018

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Lot 106: CARLO CANEVARI Italian 1922-1996 Oil on Panel
Lot 225: Burma Green Jadeite Carved Bangle Grade A Certificate

Richmond Hill, ON –May 10 marks the mid-point of the year and with great anticipation, 888 Auctions is proud to feature a 399-lot sale featuring fresh-to-market items that include fine art, paintings and Asian antiques.


Paintings abound in the May 10 auction and several standout pieces have been garnering considerable interest in the lead up to the sale. In particular, lot 44, a Marc Chagall (French, 1887-1985) graphite on paper and framed, features a gallery stamped on the lower left margin. The gallery note features “The Redfern Gallery” attached and stamped on verso. Hailing from a private estate in New York, this lot is expected to achieve its high estimate of $10,000.


Another piece expected to achieve its high estimate is lot 60, a Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) Tempera on Paper. This exceptional piece features a Parisian restaurant scene with wine bottles and chairs and taken from a vantage point of a lone figure watching the bustling scene in front of them. Lot 60 is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity and commands a high estimate of $8,000.


A more understated piece can be found at lot 106, a Carlo Canevari (Italian, 1922-1996) Oil on panel painting. Featuring a playful scene of three nuns in an art gallery with a towering marble sculpture off to the side, this piece captures Canevari’s theme of nuns in relatively secular settings. Hailing from a private collection in Washington, DC, lot 106 features a high estimate of $2,500.


Other paintings can be found at the following lots:


Lot 66: Winston Churchill (British, 1874-1965) Watercolor on Board (High Estimate: $8,000)

Lot 105: Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) Tempera & Oil (High Estimate: $9,000)

Lot 110: Otto Mueller (Polish, 1874-1930) Oil On Wood Board (High Estimate: $6,500)

Lot 127: Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956) Oil on Canvas Abstract (High Estimate: $7,500)

Lot 147: Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990) Mixed Media on Paper (High Estimate: $6,000


Jewelry continues to be in demand at 888 Auctions and collectors will be delighted to find the inclusion of two fine pieces: a Burma Green Jadeite Carved Bangle Grade A Certified and 0.56ct Emerald & Diamond Ring CRV $6009, which can be found at Lot 225 (High Estimate: $15,000) and Lot 241 (High Estimate: $3,000) respectively.


For auction previews, visit the gallery floor at 888 Auctions. The public viewing period is as follows: Monday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and just before the auction on Thursday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

Lot 241: 0.56ct Emerald & Diamond Ring CRV $6009


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, May 24, 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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