THURSDAY 16 March 2017 ART DECO JEWELRY, JADE & ASIAN ART

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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 16th 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 of lots that are sure to surprise on auction day. These pieces can be found at the following lots:

Lot 175: 4.5ct Natural Aquamarine Stone Pendant (High Estimate: US$1,200)

Lot 179: 1.15ct Ruby&1.12ct Diamond Pendant & Chain (High Estimate: US$15,000)

Lot 196: 2.00ct Sapphire and 1.00ct Diamond Ring (High Estimate: US$19,000)

Lot 197: 0.69ct Emerald and 1.12ct Diamond Ring (High Estimate: US$15,000)

Ceramics continue to be in high demand and for those worried about the soaring prices being fetched on the open market many may be pleased to find a bargain on March 16th. Nestled at Lot 310, a Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Charger features a Mandarin fish in pond with lotus; decorated with leafy and floral pattern. It is expected to surpass its high estimate of US$6,000.

Collectors and buyers are now accustomed to finding quality paintings and this auction is no exception. Two lots stand out in particular and can be found near the beginning of the auction:

Lot 8: Qiu Ying (1494-1552) Watercolour on Silk Hand Scroll (High Estimate: US$10,000)

Lot 16: Norval Morrisseau Acrylic on Paper Canada (1932-2007) (High Estimate: US$8,000)

888 Auctions is making inroads and featuring new and exciting items available to the discerning collector. Lot 400, an Old Stainer Violin with Case and Bow fits the bill. Measuring 19cm and weighing in at 488 grams (with bow), it features a high estimate of US$1,600.

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 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, March 11th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m; Monday, March 13th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, March 14th from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, March 15th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and just before the auction on Thursday, March 16th 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.