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Chinese Art, Fine Jewelry Shine at Upcoming Elite Decorative Arts Sale

by Special to WorthPoint (05/05/13).

This carved white-jade ceremonial coupe with figural floral handles should sell at Elite Decorative Arts’ upcoming auction for $30,000 to $50,000.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.—A large selection of estate jewelry, fine artwork, bronzes, sterling silver and Chinese decorative pieces will cross the auction block on Sat., May 11, at Elite Decorative Arts beginning at 1 p.m.

The Chinese items will feature ivory, jade, red coral, stone, porcelain and white jade.

Spotlighted items in the sale include a carved white-jade ceremonial coupe with figural floral handles and a wood-and-silver-inlay fitted base. Elite officials say the glowing translucent specimen should sell for $30,000 to $50,000.

The sale also features a carved 19th-century sculpture depicting a covered urn adorned with flowers, vines, peaches and birds on a fitted wooden base. Elite believes it should gavel at $20,000 to $30,000.

Other items notable items of the sale include an early 20th-century French ormolu mounted porcelain centerpiece with hand-painted gold decoration over cobalt glaze ground and gilt-bronze horses and putti mounted throughout, with an estimated value of $10,000 to $12,000. Also to be sold will be a Samuel Marti French bronze and marble mantle clock with a striking roaring lion mounted on the top and a beveled glass case housing a mechanical movement, which should gavel for $8,000 for $10,000.

An 18-karat gold Harry Winston necklace adorned with diamonds, sapphires and rubies is estimated to sell for $6,000 to $8,000.

Estate jewelry include a stunning and heavy ladies’ 18-karat yellow-gold charm bracelet holding fourteen 14-karat yellow gold charms, most with a golf theme, with an estimate of $8,000 to $12,000; and a ladies’ Harry Winston 18-karat yellow-gold necklace holding 3.15 carats of round cut diamonds and 1.95 carats sapphire stones with featured pear-cut pendant and an additional 0.45 carats of cabochon rubies, with an estimate of $6,000 to $8,000.

Many of the lots can be viewed online at Elite Decorative Arts’ website. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Artfact.com. Phone bids will also be accepted.

A preview of all items will be held on Fri., May 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and shortly before bidding begins on Sat., May 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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