IMPORTANT NOTICE: Dear bidders, there was a power and internet outage in the Richmond Hill area at around 3pm during auction time.  The auction has been paused at lot 79 and will resume on Tuesday April 11th at 2:00 pm.  We are sorry for any inconvience that may have caused but we hope that the power will get restored.  During this outage our phone lines are also down and we have only email access via our devices.  Please be patient as we will attempt to respond to everyone in time.  If you have any concerns please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will respond. 



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


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

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 surpass its high estimate of $80,000. Lot 79 features an Oil on Canvas painting signed front and back and attributed to Paul-Emile Borduas (1905-1960). Dated 1950, this abstract oil on canvas painting features a high estimate of $60,000.

From the collection of ceramic paintings, Lot 270 is a standout piece and features a large Chinese Copper Red Fish Porcelain Bowl. The interior is painted with carps amongst water weeds and other aquatic plants. Lot 270 features a $30,000 high estimate.

Other lots that will be of interest to collectors and buyers can be found at the following lots:

Lot 184: Burma Fine Green Jadeite Carved Bangle (High Estimate: $3,200)

Lot 213: 10kt White Gold Tanzanite (1.10ct) Ring (High Estimate: $1,600)

Lot 235: 14kt Yellow Gold Ruby (12.80ct) Necklace (High Estimate: $6,000)

Lot 280: Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Charger Kangxi Mark (High Estimate: $8,000)

Lot 358: 38 Piece Assorted British Stamps (High Estimate: $2,000)

Lot 381: Chinese Bronze Gilt Buddha Statue (High Estimate: $2,400)

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 an international leading 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, April 1st, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m; Monday, April 3rd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, April 4th from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, April 5th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and just before the auction on Thursday, April 6th 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.