• Published in Auctions


  register now button pilll red md 
Register now to bid


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


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 $1,600.

Jadeite continues to draw both interest and high prices and this auction is no exception. Featured at Lot 213, the Chinese Imperial Green Jadeite Bangle & Lingguan headlines the collection of jade carved items. The rare imperial grade jade carved bangle and lingguan is of excellent translucency and has been appraised Grade AAA quality by Donald Mackay GIA. Measuring 69.1 mm in diameter, this high quality imperial green jade carved bangle is estimated at $30,000.

Fine Jewelry continues to fetch impressive prices; buyers and collectors looking to purchase for a loved one will be pleased to find the inclusion of Lot 243, a 0.3ct Topaz and 1.5ct Diamond Pendant. It is expected to surpass its high estimate of $800.

Another jade carved item garnering great interest can be found at Lot 174, a Chinese White Jade Carved Archaic Vase with Cover. The Chinese white jade carved vase is of square body and raised on flared foot. Carved with intricate taotie archaistic patterns in relief, the vase carries a $20,000 high estimate.

Finally, an 888 Auction would not be complete without a blue and white porcelain ceramic. Lot 335, a Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar, is sure to please many interested parties. The porcelain jar is of globular form with a narrowed neck and featuring carved low-relief dragon and fire motifs. Painted with a wavy pattern on the body with a geometric frieze pattern bordering the neck, it is expected to surpass its $5,000 high estimate

Other lots that are of interest to collectors can be found at the following lots in the catalogue:

Lot 89: Chinese Hetian White Jade Snuff Bottle (High Estimate: $400)

Lot 264: Bulova Crystal Mother Of Pearl Women Watch (High Estimate: $400)

Lot 360: 4 Piece Chinese One Yuan Coins (High Estimate: $400)

Lot 390: Natural Sea Pearl Long Necklace (High Estimate: $600)

Lot 404: Wood Carved Laughing Buddha with Stand (High Estimate: $1,200)

Lot 414: Chinese Dreamstone Marble w/ Wood Table Screen (High Estimate: $3,000)

 888 Auctions continues to stand by its reputation for quality and excellence. When possible, the auction house will continue to provide ways of authenticating antiques and certifying certain items in order to ease the concern of buyers and collectors. Bidders can bid with supreme confidence at 888 Auctions.

Bidding online has never been easier. As a result, 888 Auctions is proud to feature a new online bidding platform in its continued commitment to collectors. As Canada’s leading Asian Art auction house specializing in decorative arts and antiques, the new bidding platform allows for the auction house to charge a 20% Buyers Premium to the advantage of all buyers instead of the 22% from previous auctions.

Preview will be held Saturday, January 28th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m; Monday, January 30th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, January 31st from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, February 1st from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and just before the auction on Thursday, February 2nd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

888 Auctions continues to accept consignments for future auctions. Please contact the auction house or call the auctioneers at 905-763-7201.


banner ad 640