Press Releases tagged with qing dynasty

Audio-kinetic ball machine sculpture by George Rhoads (American, b.  1926), having 12 striking wind chimes within a xylophone-like midsection (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

Audio-kinetic ball machine sculpture by George Rhoads will be part of Bruneau & Co.'s Sept. 22 auction

Released: September 11, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A selection of three rare Tiffany Studios floor and table lamps from a private collection out of Houston, Texas, plus the contents of the Pawtucket, Rhode Island Preservation Society Joseph Spaulding House are just a taste of what’s in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ upcoming Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction on Saturday, September 22nd.   The auction will be held online and in Bruneau & Co.’s gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, beginning promptly at 10 am Eastern time. More than 450 lots will come up for bid, with online bidding via bidLIVE.Brune...

Oil on board attributed to Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), titled Valley of Meringen, Switzerland (est.  $4,000-$6,000).

Design for the Home and Garden at Andrew Jones Auctions' inaugural sale, Sept. 15 in Los Angeles

Released: August 27, 2018

Andrew Jones Auctions is a new venue that unites a team of specialists with decades of international auction experience with a view to delivering fresh to the market property at all price ranges to new and seasoned collectors in Southern California as well as to global buyers. This is the opportunity for the nascent buyer to reverse the trend of the throw away world by acquiring antique and vintage furnishings and starting a collection while getting an education and developing their own style.  Established collectors will find Andrew Jones Auctions the place to obtain the perfect complemen...

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...

Original landscape oil painting by John Fulton Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972), titled River at New Hope ($165,200).

Oil painting by John Fulton Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972) brings $165,200 at Ahlers & Ogletree auction

Released: January 24, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – A 1923 oil on canvas painting by the noted American landscape artist John Fulton Folinsbee (1892-1972), titled River at New Hope, knocked down for $165,200, and an important 18kt gold, emerald and diamond necklace pendant found a new owner for $35,400 at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery’s annual New Year’s Signature Estates Auction held Jan. 6-7.   The two-day event, typically one of the bigger auctions on Ahlers & Ogletree’s calendar, was held in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta. More than 1,000 quality lots, mostly pulled from prominent local ...

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...

Lovely Fauvist-style oil on canvas painting signed by French artist Jean de Botton (Fr., 1898-1978), titled Fleurs Joyeuse, circa 1966-1971 ($5,890).

Fauvist-style oil on canvas painting by Jean de Botton (Fr., 1898-1978) brings $5,890 at Ahlers & Ogletree, Jan. 14-16

Released: February 21, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. – A GIA-certified 6.77-carat modern Champagne diamond ring slipped onto a new finger for $31,000 and a monumental figural hall bench (or settle), attributed to R. J. Horner (N.Y., 1853-1922), gaveled for $28,320 at Ahlers & Ogletree’s New Year’s Signature Estates Auction, held January 14th-16th in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta.   About 200 of the 1,491 lots in the sale were from the estate of Diane Smith McIver, a prominent businesswoman and former president of Corey Airport Services in Atlanta who recently passed away. These included fi...

This original oil painting by Wadsworth Jarrell, depicting the jazz icons Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, sold for $21,240 at auction.

Oil painting by noted African-American artist Wadsworth Jarrell (b. 1929) brings $21,240 at auction

Released: July 01, 2016

ATLANTA, Ga. – Ahlers & Ogletree’s Notable Private Collections Auction, held June 25th-26th, featured such an eclectic mix of merchandise in a wide array of collecting categories that the top two selling lots were a portrait painting of American jazz icons and a 1936 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The 1,204 lot, two-session auction grossed around $925,000, with buyer’s premium. The painting, by the noted African-American artist Wadsworth Jarrell (b. 1929) depicted the jazz greats Charlie Parker and Dizzie Gillespie. Titled Diz E Bird (a nod to the 1950 jazz album the men released as a...

This Chinese late Qing Dynasty carved jadeite cabbage vase, not quite 7 inches tall, sold for $59,520 at Elite Decorative Arts' April 11th auction in Florida.

Chinese late Qing Dynasty carved jadeite cabbage vase brings $59,520 at Elite Decorative Arts

Released: April 21, 2015

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – An impressive and striking Chinese late Qing Dynasty-period carved multi-color jadeite figural cabbage vase, 6 ¾ inches tall and perched on a reticulated fitted wooden base, sold for $59,520 at a Fine Decorative Arts & Estate Jewelry Auction held April 11th by Elite Decorative Arts, in the firm’s new gallery at 1010 Gateway Boulevard. The vase was the top lot in an auction that saw 422 lots come up for bid and grossed $325,000. Chinese jade and Tiffany jewelry pieces were the undisputed stars of the sale, with the top 13 jade lots accounting for over $175,000 o...

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...

This 19th century Chinese four-panel famille rose porcelain screen sold for $126,900.

19th century Chinese four-panel famille rose porcelain screen auctions for $126,900

Released: June 23, 2014

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A large, important 19th century Chinese porcelain screen consisting of four large panels – each one famille rose, with mountain scenes and elders – sold for $126,900 at a Fine Asian Carvings & Works of Art Auction held June 14th by Elite Decorative Arts, in the firm's gallery located in Quantum Town Center (1034 Gateway Boulevard) in Boynton Beach. The screen had actually been offered in a previous Elite Decorative Arts auction, but the winning bidder, a man from China, was overzealous and couldn’t make good on payment. So the lot was re-introduced in this m...

This original painting by French artist Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin will be sold Feb.  23-24 in Florida.

Original works by Guillaumin, Gall, Hempfling will highlight A.B. Levy's Feb. 23-24 auction in Florida

Released: February 17, 2014

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) – Rare antique vases by makers such as Meissen and Thomas Webb, outstanding selections of estate silver and jewelry pieces, wonderful Chinese and Japanese decorative accessories and original works of art by noted, listed artists will all come up for bid at A.B. Levy’s Antiques, Fine Art & Jewels auction scheduled for February 23rd and 24th. The Sunday-Monday auction will be held both days in the Flamingo Building, located at 1921 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, Fla. Start times both days will be 1 p.m. (EST). Previews will be held daily, from 10-6, ...

This Chinese white jade sculpture was the top lot of the auction, bringing $40,120.

Beautiful Chinese white jade sculpture brings $40,120 at Elite Decorative Arts

Released: July 18, 2013

 (BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) – A beautiful Chinese hand-carved white jade sculpture depicting a chariot with horses and riders galloped past its pre-sale estimate of $300-$500 to sell for $40,120 – about 100 times what it was expected to fetch – at a sale of Chinese works and fine decorative arts held July 13 by Elite Decorative Arts, at the firm’s showroom in Boynton Beach. “The auction was successful in all categories across the board, but jade in particular did extremely well,” said Scott Cieckiewicz of Elite Decorative Arts. “We expected the jade to hold its own, but I don’t think an...

Original watercolor rendering by the late Chinese master artist Li Kuchan (1899-1983).

Chinese art by masters such as Li Kuchan, Zhang Daqian, Li Keran to headline July 20 Internet-only auction

Released: July 01, 2013

  (WEST CHESTER, Pa.) – A little over 300 lots of quality merchandise will be sold in a two-session, Internet-only auction slated for Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. (EDT), by Gordon S. Converse & Co. Internet bidding will be facilitated by and Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. The catalog is online at The first session, beginning promptly at 11 a.m., will feature 136 lots of antiques, to include fine art, period furniture, vintage clocks and decorative accessories. Then, with little or no break in the actio...

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