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This Chinese Han Dynasty (circa 206 BCE-220 CE) plate, from the collection of Dr.  Morris V.  Shelanski, 8 ¾ inches in diameter, is estimated to change hands for $1,000-$1,500.

Important Chinese New Year Antique Auction

Converse Auctions / December 26, 2020


Converse Auctions invites collectors to ring in the New Year a few days early by participating in an online-only Important Chinese New Year Antique Auction on Saturday, the day after Christmas, December 26th, at 12 noon Eastern time. “We have been saving our finest items to feature in this important sale,” said Todd Converse. “There are over 300 lots to bid on.” The many fine Chinese antiques on offer include exquisite jade carvings, porcelain (including palace vases and chargers), paintings, jewelry, bronze Buddhas, scholars’ items, fine furniture (including throne, carved chairs with stone insets and tables), snuff bottles and seals, jewelry and items from the collection of Dr. Morris V. Shelanski, a prolific antiques collector (1950s-1970s). Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. People can also register and bid online at www.ConverseAuctions.com. Phone and absentee bids will be taken. Previews will be held by appointment only in Converse Auctions’ gallery, located at 1 Spring Street in Paoli, Pa., not far from Interstate 76, just outside of Philadelphia, north and west of the city. Previews will be held Monday thru Wednesday, December 21-23, from 10-4 Eastern time. To make an appointment, call 610-722-9004, or send an email to info@ConverseAuctions.com. Terms of Sale are as follows: Full payment, including the buyer's premium, must be received by Wednesday, January 6th. The following forms of payment are acceptable: cash, wire transfer, bank check or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover). Items must be picked up or shipped by third party shippers by January 15th. For more information about Converse Auctions and the Important Chinese New Year Auction on Saturday, December 26th, please visit www.ConverseAuctions.com. Updates are posted often.

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