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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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NEXT AUCTION 14 APRIL 2016 SPRING ASIAN ANTIQUES & ESTATES

NEXT AUCTION 14 APRIL 2016 SPRING ASIAN ANTIQUES & ESTATES
SPRING ASIAN ANTIQUES & ESTATES ONLINE CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW                PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, April  9 : 11AM - 5PM Monday, April 1 1: 11AM - 6PM Tuesday, April 1 2: 11AM - 6PM Wednesday, April  13:   11AM - 6PM Thursday, April  14 :  11AM - 1PM 888 Auctions Ushers in Spring with April 14 Auction, Spring Asian Antiques & Estate  Richmond Hill, Ontario – 888 Auctions will usher in the spring season with their Spring Asian Antiques & Estates auction featuring an eclectic collection of 434 fresh-to-market items on Thursday, April 14 th , 2016. The auction features a wide breadth of important Chinese ceramics. watercolour paintings, rare bronze figures, and finely carved jade pieces. From the collection of jade carved pieces, three pieces stand out from the rest; two of these pieces hail from the province of British Columbia and those looking to invest may not find a better find than 888 Auctions’ collection of Grade A carved pieces. Buyers will be able to find them at the following lots: Lot 136: Canadian B.C. Grade A Green Jade Guanyin Pendant (High Estimate: $750) Lot 145: Canadian B.C. Grade A Green Jade Facet Bangle (High Estimate: $2,500) Collectors of ceramics will not be disappointed in the spring collection of lots. With pieces hailing from the 17 th Century to the 20 th and decorated in various motifs, there will surely be something for everyone and at the right price. Some lots of interest can...
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NEXT AUCTION 24 MARCH 2016 CANADIAN ART & ASIAN ANTIQUES

NEXT AUCTION 24 MARCH 2016 CANADIAN ART & ASIAN ANTIQUES
 CANADIAN ART & ASIAN ANTIQUES ONLINE CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW                  PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, March  19 : 11AM - 5PM Monday, March  21: 11AM - 6PM Tuesday, March  22: 11AM - 6PM Wednesday, March 23:   11AM - 6PM Thursday, March 24 :  11AM - 1PM Fine Canadian Art Lead in 888 Auctions’ March 24 Sale Richmond Hill, ON – 888 Auctions’ March 24 th sale of Canadian Art & Asian Antiques will showcase 438 lots featuring two paintings by Canadian artist A. Y. Jackson as well as one by famed Aboriginal Canadian artist, Norval Morriseau. Standing front and centre of the sale are two A. Y. Jackson paintings from a private collection. Lot 40, featuring a Winter village landscape , is an oil on board painting, framed and signed by A. Y. Jackson. Not to be outdone, Lot 41, also featuring a winter landscape , is an oil on board painting, framed and signed by A. Y. Jackson. Both paintings carry a high estimate of $35,000. Other Canadian artists feature prominently in this spring sale: Lot 46: Arthur Shilling Oil On Canvas Canadian 1941-1986 (High Estimate: $20,000) Lot 50: Franz Johnston Oil on Board Canadian 1888-1949 (High Estimate: $30,000) Lot 51: Norval Morrisseau Acrylic on Paper Canada 1932-2007 (High Estimate: $8,000) Lot 53: Robert Wakeham Pilot Oil on Canvas Canada 1898-1967 (High Estimate: $40,000) Asian art will also feature heavily in this auction and the headliners for the sale include Lot 123, a Chinese...
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NEXT AUCTION 3 MARCH 2016 JADE, JEWELLERY & ASIAN ART

NEXT AUCTION 3 MARCH 2016 JADE, JEWELLERY & ASIAN ART
 JADE, JEWELLERY & ASIAN ART ONLINE CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW                  PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, February 27 : 11AM-5PM Monday, February 29: 11AM-6PM Tuesday, March 1 : 11AM-6PM Wednesday, March 2:   11AM-6PM Thursday, March 3 :  11AM-1PM 888 Auctions Ushers in New Era with Luxury Watches and Grade A British Columbia Jade in March 3 Auction Richmond Hill, Ontario – 484 fine items, fresh-to-market will be available to the highest bidder on Thursday March 3, 2016 at 1 p.m. EDT. Featuring a variety of Chinese ceramics, stone carved figures, jewellery, watches, and watercolour paintings, this month’s auction will have something for everyone. Jade carved items continue to draw strong interest on the open market; however, what will come as a pleasant surprise for buyers and sellers at 888 Auctions will be its exclusive dealing of Canadian BC jade. In addition to its unparalleled quality and rarity, the prismatic and radiant jade will be originating directly out of mines hailing from British Columbia.  Collected from untapped jade depots in British Columbia, jade pieces will be making regular appearances at 888 Auctions’ monthly sales; collectors will be able to bid on Grade A green jade starting Thursday, March 3, 2016. Three Grade A jade pieces hailing from British Columbia can be found at the following lots: Lot 136: Siberian Grade A Green Jade Bangle (High Estimate: $2,800) Lot 137: Canadian B.C. Grade A Green Jade Facet Bangle (High Estimate: $2,500) Lot 143: Canadian B.C. Grade A Green Jade...
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NEXT AUCTION 4 FEB 2016 CHINESE CERAMICS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART

NEXT AUCTION 4 FEB 2016 CHINESE CERAMICS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART
 CHINESE CERAMICS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART ONLINE CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW                  PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, January 30 : 11AM-5PM Monday, February 1: 11AM-6PM Tuesday, February  2 : 11AM-6PM Wednesday, February  3:   11AM-6PM Thursday, February  4:  11AM-1PM 888 Auctions’ February Auction Featuring Quality Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art Richmond Hill, Ontario – 481 fine items will be available to the highest bidder on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 1 p.m. EDT; featuring Chinese Ceramics and Asian Works of Art , this auction features important Chinese ceramics, Tianhuang stone carvings, jewellery, watercolour paintings, and furniture. Despite the sudden downturn in the market, Chinese works of art and antiques continue to hold a strong interest for collectors and investors. Chinese ceramics have enjoyed a particularly delightful resurgence and 888 Auctions will be featuring standout pieces fresh to market. Collectors will be especially interested in Lot 291: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase Qianlong Mark . The imperial gilt Famille Rose enameled porcelain vase features an ovoid body with broad shoulders. Decorated with panels of flowers and bird on floral scrollwork ground and the base marked with a six-character Qianlong Mark, the impressive vase commands a $40,000 high estimate . Not to be outdone, Lot 292: Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Double Chilong Handled Vase also figures to command attention on the auction floor. The vase bears a six-character Ming Wanli Mark on the mouth rim and is expected to exceed its high estimate of $40,000 ....
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NEXT AUCTION 14 JAN 2016 CHINESE & ASIAN WORKS OF ART

NEXT AUCTION 14 JAN 2016 CHINESE & ASIAN WORKS OF ART
 CHINESE & ASIAN WORKS OF ART ONLINE CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW                  PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, January 9 : 11AM-5PM Monday, January  11: 11AM-6PM Tuesday, January  12 : 11AM-6PM Wednesday, January  13:   11AM-6PM Thursday, January 14:  11AM-1PM   888 Auctions Ushers in the New Year with Chinese & Asian Works of Art Richmond Hill, ON – Thursday, January 14 th will mark the first auction of the year at 888 Auctions and will be featuring over 470 fresh to market items . Despite economic uncertainty heading into the new year, high quality works of art continue to be available for the discerning collector. Spearheading the sale will be Lot 159, a Chinese Tianhuang stone carved seal ; of square form and featuring figural landscape scene in low relief carved onto a yellow orange toned stone, the charming stone seal is expected to surpass its high estimate of $20,000 . Porcelains continue to experience a resurgence and this auction will be featuring a plethora of ceramic pieces. Collectors will be keenly interested in Lot 370, a Chinese Famille Rose enamelled porcelain vase featuring a four-character Yongzheng Mark on base . The porcelain vase features a garlic bulb-shaped mouth atop a baluster body. Painted on turquoise ground, the body features flower and bird motif on leafy scrollwork ground. The vase is expected to surpass its high estimate of $15,000 . This lot will be followed closely by Lot 378, a Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vases...
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NEXT AUCTION 03 DEC 2015 CHINESE PAINTINGS, CERAMICS & JEWELLERY

NEXT AUCTION 03 DEC 2015 CHINESE PAINTINGS, CERAMICS & JEWELLERY
 CHINESE PAINTINGS, CERAMICS & JEWELLERY ONLINE CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW                  PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, November 28: 11AM-5PM Monday, November  30: 11AM-6PM Tuesday, December 1 : 11AM-6PM Wednesday, December 2:   11AM-6PM Thursday, December 3:  11AM-1PM 888 Auctions’ Last Sale of the Year Features Quality Chinese Paintings, Ceramics & Jewellery Richmond Hill, ON – Thursday, December 3 rd will mark 888 Auctions’ last sale of the year featuring over 450 lots of quality Chinese Paintings, Ceramics and Jewellery . Featuring an assortment of fresh-to-market items with estimates ranging from $200 to over $30,000 collectors will be sure to find what they are looking for. Highlighting this December sale is Lot 83: a watercolour ink brush-wash painting featuring Wang Xuetao (1903-1982) . The four pieces of hanging scroll features an auspicious motif of flowers in vases. Signed Wang Xuetao and inscribed with five artist seals, this it commands a high estimate of $50,000 . Not to be outdone, another high quality painting can be found at Lot 67: a Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) self-portrait scroll of the master himself . The hanging scroll painting is signed by several of his apprentices and is expected to surpass its high estimate of $20,000 . Another painting of significance can be found at Lot 78: Watercolor Still Life Painting Scroll Yu Feian (1889-1959) with a high estimate of $6,000 . Despite the current downtrend of the market, ceramics continue to defy expectations and reaching or exceeding high estimates at 888 Auctions....
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NEXT AUCTION 12 NOV 2015 ASIAN ANTIQUES & JEWELLERY

NEXT AUCTION 12 NOV 2015 ASIAN ANTIQUES & JEWELLERY
ASIAN ANTIQUES & JEWELLERY ONLINE CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW                PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, November 7: 11AM-5PM Monday, November  9: 11AM-6PM Tuesday, November  10: 11AM-6PM Wednesday, November  111 11AM-6PM Thursday, November  12 11AM-1PM 888 Auctions’ November 12 th Asian Antiques & Jewellery Sale Richmond Hill, ON – Thursday, November 12 th marks 888 Auctions second last sale of the year and collectors will be pleased to find an excellent collection of fresh to market Asian Antiques and Jewellery . Highlighting the sale will be three standout ceramic pieces. Leading the way is Lot 318, an Imperial Yangcai Porcelain Vase . Marked with the imperial seal of Qianlong, this rare porcelain lantern vase also bears a text stating the original provenance: reading "An imperial order made in January, 1736 for Tang Ying, the supervisor of official kilns". Lot 318 commands a $350,000 high estimate. Other ceramic pieces sure to please collectors can be found at the following lots: Lot 319: Imperial Robins Egg Carved Porcelain Vase Qianlong (High Estimate: $100,000) Lot 331: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase Yongzheng Mark (High Estimate: $16,000) Jewellery continues to hold great interest for bidders and 888 Auctions continues to share quality items. From the group of jewellery items available for bidding is Lot 228, Grade A Natural Chinese Green Jadeite Ring 18K . The ring features an oval-shaped emerald green jadeite ring framed in 18K gold and carries an $8,000 high estimate. Jade carved items and watercolour brush-wash paintings remain a...
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Closed October 10 - 12 Thanksgiving

Closed October 10 - 12 Thanksgiving
888 Auctions will be closed on Oct 10 - Oct 12  for the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend and reopen on Tuesday Oct 13.  A reminder that next auction is on Thursday October 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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