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This blog was created to shed awareness of issues that East Asians face politically, economically and culturally. While we are passionate about our views we still maintain our sense of humor and may occasionally post some funny Asian things found on the internet.
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Just a reminder Jade, Jewelry, Coins & Asian Ceramics auction is scheduled May 18 at 2:00 pm

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​A reminder to all our members and followers to register for the auction tomorrow if you haven't already done so at http://bid.888auctions.com Now is the time for spring cleaning, perhaps you will find a special item hidden in the attic or basement.  Contact us and we will give you our opi...
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Just a reminder Jewelry, Jade & Asian Furniture auction is scheduled April 27 at 2:00 pm

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​A reminder to all our members and followers to register for the auction tomorrow if you haven't already done so at http://bid.888auctions.com Yesterday I saw a video of a Chinese Porcelain Chicken Cup sell at Sotheby's for a world record $36 Million.  That's an incredible amount of m...
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NEXT AUCTION: Thursday April 27 JEWELRY, JADE & ASIAN FURNITURE

NEXT AUCTION: Thursday April 27 JEWELRY, JADE & ASIAN FURNITURE
      CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW     Register now to bid    CATEGORIES Snuff Bottles: Lot 55-65 Stone: Lot 66-87 Nephrite: Lot 88-116 Jadeite: Lot 117-149 Jewellery & Watches: Lot 150-266 Ceramics: Lot 267-315 Money & Stamps: Lot 316-353 Metalware: Lot 354-391 Natural History & Wood: Lot 392-404 Furniture & Miscellaneous: Lot 405-455 PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, April 22: 11AM-3PM Monday, April 24: 11AM-6PM Tuesday, April 25: 11AM-6PM Wednesday, April 26: 11AM-6PM Thursday, April 27: 11AM-1PM    April 27 Auction Spotlights Jewelry, Jade, and Asian Furniture at 888 Auctions Richmond Hill, ON – April 27th marks the first auction of the summer season and collectors will be pleased to find the inclusion of 452 lots at its JEWELRY, JADE & ASIAN FURNITURE sale. Featuring fine jade carvings, jewelry, ceramic porcelains and Asian furniture there is plenty of hidden gems in the fresh-to-market collection of items at 888 Auctions’ summer sale. The highlight of the auction comes in the form of  Lot 114, an Extremely Rare Chinese Imperial Hetian Jade Sword . The white jade carved stone is accompanied with a sheath carved with openwork dragon. What is particularly noteworthy is not only the quality of the carving but the personalized nature of the carving with the inclusion of the Chinese character calligraphy in seal script carved on one side of the sword. The hand guard is likewise, carved with a mythical beast head and the pommel carved with a crouching tiger. Collectors will be delighted to find the quality of...
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TUESDAY 11 APRIL 2017 CANADIAN PAINTINGS, JEWELRY, JADE & ASIAN ART

TUESDAY 11 APRIL 2017 CANADIAN PAINTINGS, JEWELRY, JADE & ASIAN ART
  Canadian Paintings, Jewelry, Jade & Asian Art   CATEGORIES Paintings: Lot 1-87 Snuff Bottles: Lot 88-99 Stone: Lot 100-129 Nephrite: Lot 130-155 Jadeite: Lot 156-196 Jewellery & Watches: Lot 197-262 Ceramics: Lot 263-334 Money & Stamps: Lot 335-369 Metalware: Lot 370-384 Natural History & Wood: Lot 385-408 Furniture & Miscellaneous: Lot 409-416 PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, April 1: 11AM-3PM Monday, April 3: 11AM-6PM Tuesday, April 4: 11AM-6PM Wednesday, April 5: 11AM-6PM Thursday, April 6: 11AM-1PM 888 Auctions Ushers in Spring Season with April 6 Sale Richmond Hill, ON – Ushering in the spring weather will be 888 Auctions April 6 sale. 417 fresh-to-market items will be available for discerning collectors to bid. Featuring ceramics, jade and stone carved items, jewellery, and paintings, the auction will be a crowd-pleasing event. Headlining the spring auction will be Lot 143A, a 17/18 Century Imperial Yellow Jade Seal . The jade carved seal is extremely rare but makes an appearance. Featuring a square section surmounted by crouching dragon in intricately carved relief, the seal face is incised with four characters “Yu Qian Zhi Bao” (seal to dominate the army). Weighing a robust 4,420 grams, it commands a high estimate of $800,000. Two paintings have been garnering considerable interest on the showroom floors. Lot 78 and Lot 79 are two fine oil pieces. Lot 78 is a Canadian Oil on Board painting signed and attributed to Lawren Stewart Harris (1885-1970) . Dated Circa 1914, it is entitled, “Joe Lake Algonquin Park” and expected to...
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THURSDAY 16 March 2017 ART DECO JEWELRY, JADE & ASIAN ART

THURSDAY 16 March 2017 ART DECO JEWELRY, JADE & ASIAN ART
  CATEGORIES Paintings & Textiles: Lot 1-83 Snuff Bottles: Lot 84-94 Stone: Lot 95-110 Nephrite: Lot 111-138 Jadeite: Lot 139-165 Jewellery & Watches: Lot 166-250 Ceramics: Lot 251-329 Money & Stamps: Lot 330-344 Metalware: Lot 345-366 Natural History & Wood: Lot 367-387 Furniture & Miscellaneous: Lot 388-407 PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, March 11: 11AM-3PM Monday, March 13: 11AM-6PM Tuesday, March 14: 11AM-6PM Wednesday, March 15: 11AM-6PM Thursday, March 16: 11AM-1PM Art Deco, Jewelry, Jade & Asian Art at 888 Auctions Set to Dazzle March 16 Richmond Hill, ON – March 16 th marks the first auction of the spring and 888 Auctions is proud to feature a dazzling collection of 407 lots of Art Deco, Jewelry, Jade . The fresh-to-market items will be available to the discerning collector and will feature quality paintings, jewelry, rare stone and jade carved items, ceramic porcelains, and bronzeware. Headlining the auction will be Lot 361, a Chinese Fine Gilt Bronze Buddha Figure . Depicting a crowned Kshitigarbha bodhisattva seated in dhyanasana with hands in dhyana mudra and bearing a six-character Ming Yongle mark on the sealed base, this figure commands a high estimate of US$30,000 . Another featured lot of the auction can be found at Lot 151, a Grade AA Chinese Green Jadeite Bangle . Accompanied with a GIA Certificate and of apple green tone, the jadeite bangle is expected to surpass its high estimate of US$20,000. Jewelry continues to hold a special place for buyers and this auction will feature a plethora...
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THURSDAY 23 February 2017 FINE JADE BANGLES, COLLECTIBLES & ASIAN ART

THURSDAY 23 February 2017 FINE JADE BANGLES, COLLECTIBLES & ASIAN ART
CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW     Register now to bid CATEGORIES Snuff Bottles: Lot 105-111 Stone: Lot 112-122 Nephrite: Lot 123-136 Jadeite, Jewellery & Watches: Lot 137-194 Ceramics: Lot 195-302 Money: Lot 303-319 Stamps: Lot 320-369 Metalware: Lot 370-395 Natural History & Wood: Lot 396-415 Miscellaneous: Lot 416-420 Furniture: Lot 421-423  PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, January 28: 11AM-5PM Monday, January 30: 11AM-6PM Tuesday, January 31: 11AM-6PM Wednesday, February 1: 11AM-6PM Thursday, February 2: 11AM-1PM   888 Auctions Presents Fine Jade Bangles, Collectibles & Asian Art Sale February 23 Richmond Hill, ON – February 23 marks the third auction of the year for 888 Auctions containing 424 fresh-to-market Fine Jade Bangles, Collectibles & Asian Art . For the discerning collector, this sale features quality jade carvings, porcelain ceramics, bronzeware, jewelry, and an eclectic collection of collectibles. The featured lot of the sale will be Lot 169, a Grade A Burma Jadeite Carved Bangle, GIA-certified . Of rounded edge, tumbled and polished to a very good lustre, this is a quality piece of Grade A jadeite carved bangle that is accompanied by a certificate hailing from the PNJ Lab in Thailand and appraised by noted gemologist appraiser, Donald Mackay. Considering the ubiquity of fake jade carved bangles on the market, Lot 169 has been garnering considerable interest due to its quality and certification and is expected to surpass its high estimate of $20,000 . Following closely on the heels of the highlighted item is Lot 170, another Grade A Burma Jadeite Carved Bangle, GIA-certified...
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THURSDAY 2 February 2017 CANADIAN PAINTINGS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART

THURSDAY 2 February 2017 CANADIAN PAINTINGS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART
CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW     Register now to bid CATEGORIES Snuff Bottles: Lot 87-94 Stone: Lot 95-140 Nephrite: Lot 141-182 Jadeite, Jewellery & Watches: Lot 183-266 Ceramics: Lot 267-356 Money & Stamps: Lot 357-367 Metalware: Lot 368-386 Wood & Natural History: Lot 387-414 PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, January 28: 11AM-5PM Monday, January 30: 11AM-6PM Tuesday, January 31: 11AM-6PM Wednesday, February 1: 11AM-6PM Thursday, February 2: 11AM-1PM 888 Auctions Chinese New Year Auction Collection of Canadian Paintings Richmond Hill, ON – With Chinese New Year just around the corner, make it an auspicious occasion with 888 Auctions at their February 2 sale. 429 fresh-to-market items will be available to the discerning collector featuring quality paintings, jade and stone carved items, porcelain ceramics, bronzeware, and jewelry . Headlining the auction will be Lot 24Q, a J.E.H Macdonald 1873-1932 Oil Group of 7 C.1922 . Titled “ Early Autumn Gull River”, this framed oil on board masterpiece has been signed by James Edward Hervey MacDonald (1873-1932), a member of the famed Group of Seven. Dated 1922, the painting features a scene of the Gull River of the Algonquin Highlands. Boasting exceptional provenance from Gallery Walter Klinkhoff, this piece commands a high estimate of $80,000 . Not to be outdone is a charming piece at Lot 22, a Yayoi Kusama b.1929 Japan Acrylic Board Dated 1966 . Signed Yayoi Kusama and hailing from a private Canadian collection, it is dated 1966 on front and verso and expected to surpass its conservative high estimate of...
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THURSDAY 12 JANUARY 2017 FINE JEWELRY & CHINESE ANTIQUES

THURSDAY 12 JANUARY 2017 FINE JEWELRY & CHINESE ANTIQUES
CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW     Register now to bid CATEGORIES Paintings & Textiles: Lot 1-82 Stone: Lot 83-128 Nephrite: Lot 129-181 Jadeite, Jewellery & Watches: Lot 182-274 Ceramics: Lot 275-366 Money & Stamps: Lot 367-379 Metalware: Lot 380-401 Wood & Natural History: Lot 402-425   PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, January 7: 11AM-5PM Monday, January 9:11AM-6PM Tuesday, January 10: 11AM-6PM Wednesday, January 11: 11AM-6PM Thursday, January 12: 11AM-1PM 888 Auctions Starting New Year with Fine Jewelry and Chinese Antiques Richmond Hill, ON – January 12, 2016 marks the first auction of the new calendar year of 2017 and will feature a collection of Fine Jewelry and Chinese Antiques . 427 fresh-to-market items will be available to the discerning collector particularly for those who are interested in quality paintings, jade, porcelain ceramics, bronzeware, jewelry and stone carvings. Ceramics of exceptional quality continue to be in top demand and this auction is fortunate to include Lot 324, a Fine Song Dynasty Carved Qinbai Porcelain Vase . The body is of meiping form and is carved with lotus petals. Overall, the vase is applied with pale bluish-green Qinbai glaze and it has been garnering incredible interest on the gallery floor. It is expected to surpass its modest high estimate of $10,000 .  Although the holiday season is over, buyers need not be disappointed when perusing this month’s auction at 888 Auctions. The inclusion of Lot 229 – a brilliant 14kt Gold Emerald & Diamond Ring – may be the standout piece of the auction....
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