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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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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
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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
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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  
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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
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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
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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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THURSDAY 08 DECEMBER 2016 CHINESE PAINTINGS, JADE & CERAMICS

THURSDAY 08 DECEMBER 2016 CHINESE PAINTINGS, JADE & CERAMICS
CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW     Register now to bid CATEGORIES Paintings & Textiles: Lot 1-84 Snuff Bottles: Lot 85-93 Stone: Lot 94-139 Nephrite: Lot 140-201 Jadeite, Jewellery & Watches: Lot 202-256 Ceramics: Lot 257-384 Money & Stamps: Lot 385-395 Metalware:Lot 396-420 Wood, Furniture & Natural History: Lot 421-457 PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, December 3: 11AM-5PM Monday, December 5:11AM-6PM Tuesday, December 6: 11AM-6PM Wednesday, December 7: 11AM-6PM Thursday, December 8: 11AM-1PM
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Chinese Paintings, Jade and Ceramics Lead 888 Auctions’ December 8 Sale Richmond Hill, ON – December 8 th , 2016 marks the last auction of the year for 888 Auctions and with 476 fresh-to-market items leading the way, there is something for all discerning collectors and buyers interested in quality paintings, jade, porcelain ceramics, bronzeware, jewellery, and natural history items. Headlining the auction will be an exceptionally rare and finely carved 18 th Century Green Jadeite Dragon Imperial Seal at Lot 23 7. The jade seal is of square section and surmounted by a coiling dragon with its head blanked by long and curved nostrils. The face is carved with four Chinese characters in seal script ‘ Ming De Zhi Bao ’ and the four sides are engraved with incised seal scripts. Weighing 2,199 grams, the lot is expected to surpass its high estimate of $160,000 . Not to be outdone is Lot 233 which features a Finely Carved Chinese Green Jadeite Paperweight . It is of rectangular section with curved top. Carved in low relief features a scholar figural...
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THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2016 CHINESE & ASIAN ANTIQUES

THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2016 CHINESE & ASIAN ANTIQUES
CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW     Register now to bid Leave an absentee Bid CATEGORIES Paintings: Lot 1-70 Snuff Bottles: Lot 71-88 Stone: Lot 89-134 Nephrite: Lot 135-188 Jadeite: Lot 189-222 Jewellery, Watch & Western Miscellaneous: Lot 223-250 Ceramics: Lot 251-334 Money & Stamps: Lot 335-343 Metalware:Lot 344-387 Wood, Furniture & Natural History: Lot 388-425   PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, November 1 2 :   11AM - 6PM  Monday, November 1 4 :   11AM - 6PM  Tuesday, November 1 5 : 11AM - 6PM Wednesday, November  16 :   11AM - 6PM Thursday, November 17 :  11AM - 1PM
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Qianlong Mark and Period Blue and White Saucer Headlines 888 Auctions November 17 Richmond Hill, ON – November 17 th marks the penultimate sale of the year featuring Chinese and Asian Antiques . 888 Auctions is proud to feature an expansive collection of fresh-to-market items available to the highest bidder. Comprising 424 lots, this auction features an assortment of fine jade, wood, and horn carved pieces, porcelain ceramics, watercolour paintings, and jewelry. Headlining the auction will be an extremely rare Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Plate . The saucer features a centre of the interior is painted with a medallion enclosing the Three Friends of Winter (pine, bamboo, and plum) while the exterior is painted with monk and lady figural scenes at courtyard. The ceramic bears a six-character Qianlong Mark and is of the Period. Featuring exceptional provenance, buyers of 888 Auctions can bid with full confidence. The porcelain saucer measuring 18cm in diameter...
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THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER 2016 IMPERIAL JADE SEALS & ASIAN ART

THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER 2016 IMPERIAL JADE SEALS & ASIAN ART
CATALOG AVAILABLE NOW     Register now to bid Leave an absentee Bid CATEGORIES Paintings: Lot 1-57 Snuff Bottles: Lot 58-67 Stone: Lot 68-124 Nephrite: Lot 125-171 Jadeite: Lot 172-212 Jewellery, Watch & Western Miscellaneous: Lot 213-232 Ceramics: Lot 233-343 Money & Stamps: Lot 344-351 Metalware:Lot 352-383 Wood, Furniture & Natural History: Lot 384-424 PREVIEW PERIOD Saturday, Oct 22 :   11AM - 6PM  Monday, Oct 24 :   11AM - 6PM  Tuesday, Oct 25 : 11AM - 6PM Wednesday, Oct 26 :   11AM - 6PM Thursday, Oct  27 :  11AM - 1PM
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Imperial Jade Seals Lead the Way at 888 Auctions’ October 27 Richmond Hill, ON – October 27 th marks the end of the fall season and 888 Auctions is proud to feature an expansive collection of fresh-to-market items available to the highest bidder. Comprising 425 lots, this auction features an assortment of fine jade, wood, and horn carved pieces, porcelain ceramics, watercolour paintings, and jewelry. Spearheading the auction will be a pair of extremely rare and fine jade carved items. Considering the prices fetched by items of similar rarity, quality, and age, buyers may initially be reluctant to offer a bid for these items. However, 888 Auctions continues to strive to make the bid-making process as seamless and as hassle free as possible and this October auction will be sure to convince potential bidders these two items are worth both their time and their resources. The headlining lot of the auction is located at Lot 156: a Qing...
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