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Owner Todd Converse with some of the items up for bid in his Important Spring Chinese Auction, set for Friday, May 4th.

Over 300 hand-selected Chinese antiques are in Converse Auctions' May 4th internet-only sale

Released: April 23, 2018

MALVERN, Pa. – Just over 300 hand-selected Chinese antiques are up for bid in Converse Auctions’ internet-only Important Spring Chinese Auction, already online at the Converse website (, as well as two additional online bidding platforms: and Live bidding begins on Friday, May 4th, at 10 am Eastern.   “We’ve spent the last several months gathering the best of the best Chinese antiques for this important online auction,” said Todd Converse of Converse Auctions, based in Malvern. “The items include Ming and Qing dynasty porcela...

Rare Pair of Georgian Era 21.5 Carat Earrings

Jewelry Shines at Brunk Auctions March Sale

Released: March 26, 2018

On the weekend of March 23-24, Brunk Auctions hosted a sale of fine and decorative art, jewelry and more. The two-session sale totaled $1.49 million over a pre-sale estimate of $870,000 to $1.37 million. There were exceptional results in jewelry, Continental fine and decorative objects, and Chinese fine and decorative objects.   The top lot in the auction was a pair of rare 21.5 carat diamond earrings from the Georgian Era. Estimated at $50,000 to $70,000, these convertible Night and Day earrings brought the attention of several bidders in the room and over the phone. After enthusiasti...

Modern Paintings Feature Heavily in First Auction of the Year, January 18 at 888 Auctions

Released: January 11, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – January 18 marks the first auction of the year at 888 Auctions. Collectors will be delighted to find the inclusion of 399 fresh-to-market items with prices ranging in the hundreds to the thousands of dollars. Featuring Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Antiques, the sale brings renewed focus and interest for the Richmond Hill based auction house.   After a year in which the auction house achieved over $2.5 million in total revenue with over 5,700 items finding new owners in over 40 different countries, 888 auctions continues to produce strong prices in a number of cat...

Oil on board painting by William Aiken Walker (Md./S.C., 1838-1921), depicting a female sharecropper hoeing a cotton field (est.  $5,000-$8,000).

Diminutive genre painting by William Aiken Walker will be part of Bruneau & Co.'s Sept. 16 auction

Released: August 24, 2017

CRANSTON, R.I. – An oil on board genre painting by William Aiken Walker (Md./S.C., 1838-1921), a Chinese Ming dynasty Junyao purple splashed footed pottery bowl, a set of 12 Mintons for Tiffany scenic porcelain bird plates and an English circa-1915 single-trigger, double barrel shotgun manufactured by Westley Richards will all come up for bid Saturday, September 16th.   They’re just a taste of what will cross the auction block at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Fall Antiques, Fine Art, Firearms & Asian Auction, online and in the gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. Internet bidd...

Large and impressive Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) bronze censer, 50.25 inches tall and nicely decorated with raised panels (est.  $4,000-$6,000).

Outstanding single-owner collection of Asian art objects will be sold May 6th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

Released: April 28, 2017

CRANSTON, R.I. – A large and impressive Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) bronze censer and a large Japanese mid-20th century gilt over red lacquer carved wood Kannon Buddha are expected top lots in the auction of an outstanding single-owner Asian art collection planned for Saturday, May 6th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue.   The sale will get underway promptly at 12 o’clock noon Eastern time, with internet bidding available through,,,, eBay Live and the Bruneau & Co. website...

Antique Chinese Ming Dynasty gilt bronze Buddha, beautiful and diminutive at 9 inches tall by 6 inches wide (est.  $2,500-$5,000).

Fine Chinese and other antique Asian items will be sold Feb. 17 in Converse Auctions' online-only auction

Released: February 06, 2017

MALVERN, Pa. – An online-only Winter Asian Auction featuring 400 lots of fine Chinese and Asian items, to include carvings in jade and other hard stones; Chinese, Japanese and Korean porcelain; bronze Buddhas and more will be held Friday, February 17th at 10 am Eastern time by Converse Auctions. People can register to bid and see the catalog at   Two strong candidates for top lot of the auction, both carrying estimates of $2,500-$5,000, are a large Chinese lapis lazuli (rich blue semiprecious stone), elaborately decorated with gilt dragons, flaming pearls and ...

This rare Chinese Ming Dynasty porcelain vase, meiping form, from the Chenghua period (1465-1487), sold for $6,500 at Ahlers & Ogletree, June 28th.

Rare Chinese Ming Dynasty porcelain vase sells for $6,500 at Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta

Released: July 10, 2015

ATLANTA, Ga. – A rare Chinese Ming Dynasty porcelain vase dating to the Chenghua period (1465-1487), 8 ½ inches tall and with a milky white glaze, sold for $6,500 at a Summer Estates Auction held June 28th by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery located at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210), in Atlanta. The vase was one of more than 600 exceptional lots that came up for bid. The event featured items from prominent local estates and collections, to include original works of art, Asian objects, estate jewelry, European and American period furniture, decorative items and more. In additio...

Lot 269: Rare and Important Ming Period Gilt Buddha (High Estimate: $75,000)

Rare and Important Ming Period Gilt Buddha to Star in 888 Auctions’ First Autumn Sale

Released: August 22, 2014

Richmond Hill, ON – 888 Auctions’s first autumn sale of Important Chinese Bronzes & Traditional Paintings will showcase 478 lots featuring an exciting array of Chinese Buddhist will be held at 888 Auctions’ saleroom gallery September 11th  and will begin at 2 p.m (EST). Highlighting the autumn sale will be a Rare and Important Ming Period Gilt Buddha at Lot 269. This rare Chinese Ming Dynasty gilt bronze Buddha figure is seated cross-legged on a lotus plinth and wearing a crown; standing 36 cm and hailing from a prominent private Canadian collection, it commands a $75,000 hi...

Roman Redware Lamp, ca.  400 CE.  Est.  $500-$750

Artemis Gallery LIVE’s Spring Variety Sale to feature Ancient and Ethnographic Art

Released: April 14, 2014

Boulder County, CO – Out with the old… to make room for the new!  Artemis Gallery LIVE is cleaning house this April with a fun specialty sale guaranteed to please collectors and dealers alike.   Ancient/Ethnographic Spring Variety Auction, slated for Wednesday, April 16, 2014, offers a wide array of guaranteed ancient and ethnographic art from all over the world, all at unreserved prices.   “This is a great opportunity to really bulk up your collection, and maybe to nab a few pieces you typically wouldn’t spring for at auction.  Almost every lot starts below ...

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