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Hongshan Culture Jade Ware Piece Could Reach $500,000 in Asian Arts Auction

by Special to WorthPoint (08/28/14).

This Hongshan Culture jade ware piece with design of clouds carries a pre-sale estimate of $300,000-$400,000.

Despite heavy calcification and crystallization throughout, a Chinese Hongshan Culture jade ware piece a little more than a foot long and six inches wide is expected to bring a staggering $300,000 to $400,000 in the upcoming Fine Asian Carvings & Works of Art Auction, slated for Sept. 20 at Elite Decorative Arts.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Despite heavy calcification and crystallization throughout, a Chinese Hongshan Culture jade ware piece a little more than a foot long and six inches wide is expected to bring a staggering $300,000 to $400,000 in the upcoming Fine Asian Carvings & Works of Art Auction, slated for Sept. 20 at Elite Decorative Arts.

The sale, totaling more than 300 lots, will be held at Elite Decorative Arts’ gallery in Boynton Beach, beginning at 1 p.m. EST. Previews will be held Friday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, the day of sale, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

The Hongshan culture jade ware piece, having featuring a cloud design, may have actually been estimated conservatively. It was featured in the 2012 Spring Arts Auction at Macau Chung Shun—one of China’s most prestigious auction houses—where it was valued at $500,000 ($100,000 more than Elite’s high figure). The item is 13 5/8 inches long and 5 11/16 inches high.

This antique Chinese bronze cloisonné footed vase with lion's head handles, 14 inches tall, could realize between $25,000 and $35,000.

This antique Chinese bronze cloisonné footed vase with lion’s head handles, 14 inches tall, could realize between $25,000 and $35,000.

Among the other items expected to raise bidders’ pulses and start paddles wagging is an antique Chinese bronze cloisonné three-footed vase, standing 14 inches tall and with lion’s head handles and a floral and Buddha lion decoration over a light blue ground. It is marked to the base Chien Long and should realize between $25,000 and $35,000.

A 17th-century (late Ming to early Qing dynasty) Chinese red cinnabar lacquer relief charger depicting lotus blossoms in a relief design, 12 inches in diameter, could realize between $10,000 and $15,000, while an antique, hand-painted lacquered wooden wall panel depicting five Chinese dragons among clouds and rock formations, standing 32 inches high by 43 ½ inches wide, could gavel for $8,000 to $12,000.

A large and impressive Chinese Kangxi period (1662-1722) porcelain vase in red and blue with gilt accenting throughout and depicting birds of paradise with flowers on branches and rock formations can also be had in the auction. It was previously purchased by the consignor from Ban-Lao in Paris and has a pre-sale estimate of $6,000 to $8,000. The vase stands 18 ¼ inches tall.

Also, a large Chinese hand-painted blue and white porcelain vase depicting flying dragons and flaming pearls, should hit $2,000-$3,000.

Elite Decorative Arts is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single item, an estate or collection, 561.200.0893. email toinfo@eliteauction.com or visit the Elite Decorative Arts website.


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