RICHMOND HILL, Ontario – 888 Auctions is proud to launch its spring auction season by featuring a wonderful collection of Chinese arts with its Spring Chinese Estates sale Thursday, March 29th, 2012. Comprising 444 lots, the auction will feature a couple of quality standout pieces that boast some exceptional provenance.
With the prices achieves by the Zhang Daqian painting in 888’s January auction, collectors will be pleased to find additional paintings fresh to the market and of high quality. Lot 51, a Xu Beihong (1895-1953) Chinese watercolour features a group of swan and a pair of perched birds, signed and inscribed with two seals. Interestingly, it also boasts a certificate signed by Liao Jingwen with pictures of Beihong’s wife inspecting the painting first-hand. It carries an estimate high of $60,000.
Lot 263, an 18th Century Qianlong Mark and of the Period Gilt Bronze Amitayus Figure will be the highlighted lot from the collection of Metalware. Estimated at $12,000-$15,000, this finely casted figure with an eight-character Qianlong Mark is expected to generate great interest on the basis of its sale history and provenance.
Blue and white porcelains continue to garner a significant amount of interest at 888 Auctions and March’s auction may feature the most significant piece of blue and white porcelain. Lot 419 is a magnificent Chinese Qianlong Mark and Qing Period hexagonal porcelain vase and decorated with boughs of pomegranate, with flowering branches of peony, lotus, and chrysanthemum, with spandrel painted as spiky lotus scrolls rising from the linked trefoils encircling the base and ruyi border around the angled shoulders. The cobalt blue wonderfully simulates the heaping and piling effect typical of blue and white porcelains. It is estimated $40,000-60,000
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