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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 


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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 . It too carries the same certification and commands a high estimate of $20,000 as well.

For those who are more interested in more esoteric jade carved items, two seals featured in this month’s auction may be of particular interest. Lot 129 features a Chinese Spinach Green Jade Carved Dragon Seal. Bearing a six-character Qianlong mark on base with Manchu characters and the sides incised with Chinese characters, it is expected to surpass its high estimate of $2,400. Lot 115 is another seal featured in the auction: a Chinese Rare Imperial Gilt Jade Double Dragon Seal. This seal is of rectangle section and surmounted by a pair of dragons. The seal face is carved with Chinese characters in seal script and hails from the 11th to 14th century. It commands a high estimate of $40,000.

From the selection of Chinese porcelain ceramics is Lot 222A, a Qianlong Blue White Porcelain Saucer. The interior is painted with a medallion enclosing Three Friends of Winter motif. The exterior is finely painted with monk and lady figural courtyard scenes. This saucer bears a fine Qianlong Mark and is of the Period. With exceptional provenance hailing from Christie’s at their London location, it was purchased in 1991. It is expected to surpass its high estimate of $80,000.

Bronzeware continues to hold fascinating appeal for collectors due to its longevity and durability, both in terms of its physical features as well as its investment potential. Collectors will be intrigued then by the inclusion of Lot 392, a Chinese Fine Bronze Buddha 17th Century. This finely cast figure of Buddha carries a $40,000 high estimate.

For those interested in 888 Auctions’ staple of watercolour brush-wash paintings, they will not be surprised to find Lot 40, a Qi Baishi (1864-1957) Watercolour Long Hand Scroll. Featuring still life paintings of various auspicious items such as grapes, cabbage, mouse, insects, mushroom, books, carrots, flowers, lamps, and teapots, the Chinese ink and watercolour painting is signed with the signature of Qi Baishi. This exceptional painting commands a high estimate of $8,000.

However, the painting that has continued to garner greater interest leading up to the auction can be found at Lot 15, a Li Wenfeng b.1979 Chinese Oil on Board, Dated 2010. Carrying a $16,000 high estimate, this modern painting depicts a naked beauty. Signed Li Wenfeng and measuring 100 cm by 100 cm, its artistry must be seen to be appreciated.

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

Lot 105: Fine Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle Carved Eight Horses (High Estimate: $7,000)

Lot 185: Chinese Green Jadeite Ring (High Estimate: $1,200)

Lot 318: 3 Pieces of American Last Morgan Silver Dollar 1921 with accompanying certificate (High Estimate: $400)

Lot 340: Rare Grenada 3 D 1921-1929 Stamp (High Estimate: $50)

Lot 421: Chinese Wood Treasure Box with Drawers (High Estimate: $1,600)

888 Auctions continues to stand by its reputation for quality and excellence. The auction house continues to lead the efforts in authenticating antiques and certifying items in order to ease the concern of buyers and collectors. Bidders can bid with supreme confidence at 888 Auctions.

888 Auctions searches for additional innovative ways to make it easier for bidders around the world to bid on their items from the comfort of their home. Feature a new online bidding platform in its continued commitment to collectors and as Canada’s premier 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, February 18th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m; Monday, February 20th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, February 21st from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, February 22nd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and just before the auction on Thursday, February 23rd 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.


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