Thursday August 10 CHINESE JADE SEALS, COINS & ASIAN ART

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888 Auctions catalog consists of 422 lots up for auction:

Paintings and Textiles: Lot 1-96
Snuff Bottles: Lot 97-116
Stone: Lot 117-152
Nephrite: Lot 153-182
Jadeite: Lot 183-213
Jewellery, Gems and Watches: Lot 214-281
Ceramics: Lot 282-334
Money & Stamps: Lot 335-367
Metalware: Lot 368-384
Natural History & Wood: Lot 385-400
Furniture & Miscellaneous: Lot 401-410

  

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PREVIEW PERIOD

Saturday, August 05: 11AM-4PM
Monday, August 07: 11AM-6PM
Tuesday, August 08: 11AM-6PM
Wednesday, August 09: 11AM-6PM
Thursday, August 10: 11AM-1PM

August 10 at 888 Auctions Set to Feature Chinese Jade Seals, Coins and Asian Art

Richmond Hill, ON – August 10th marks the last summer sale of the year at 888 auctions featuring 422 items. Included in the auction will be fresh-to-market carved jade seals, coins, textiles watercolour paintings, ceramics, bronze figures, and jewellery. With estimates ranging from high to low with some items commanding high estimates into the six figures, there will be something for the discerning collector.

Featured in the spotlight for this auction will be lot 405, a Chinese Imperial Porcelain Plaque. Signed Tang Ying and the porcelain plaque painted with a landscape scene in familiar famille rose motif, the plaque is furnished with a wood carved stand in openwork floral and leafy patterns. Its provenance includes its inclusion in the 2010 Autumn Hong Kong Christie’s Auction. Lot 405 commands a high estimate of $300,000.

Jade carved items of exceptional quality and provenance continue to grab attention at 888 and the August 10 auction will include several standout pieces. Headlining this category will be lot 168, an Imperial Hetian Green Jade Carved Seal. Signed and hailing from either the 18th or 19th century, the square section seal is surmounted by a pair of addorsed dragons and features a high estimate of $125,000.

Several other jade carved standout pieces can be found at the following lots:

Lot 169: Chinese Hetian Green Jade Dragon Seal with Shunzhi Mark (High Estimate: $20,000)

Lot 170: Chinese Hetian Green Jade Imperial Dragon Censer (High Estimate: $10,000)

Lot 200: Burma Fine Green Jadeite Carved Bangle with GIA Certificate (High Estimate: $20,000)

Lot 256: Chinese Grade AA Green Jadeite Ring with GIA Certificate (High Estimate: $8,000)

Items from the numismatics and stamps category continues to impress and fetch high prices. The featured item of this auction can be found at lot 367C, a Rare Error 1898 Canada Christmas 2 Cents Stamp carrying a high estimate of $20,000. The featured coin of the auction then can be found at lot 338, a collection of 12 assorted British bronze coins carrying a high estimate of $2,000.

Other items highlighted in the auction can be found at the following lots:

Lot 33: Huang Binhong 1865-1955 Watercolour Paper Scroll (High Estimate: $3,200)

Lot 86: Eugene Galien-Laloue 1854-1941 French Oil on Board (High Estimate: $5,000)

Lot 257: Chinese Sterling Silver Lacquer Heart Necklace (High Estimate: $400)

Lot 279: Swiss Movado 07.1.14.1142 Men's Watch RV $595 (High Estimate: $600)

Lot 310: Chinese Kangxi Period Blue & White Porcelain Vase (High Estimate: $8,000)

Providing unparalleled accessibility to all items of the August 10th catalogue, specialists will be on hand to provide accurate up-to-date information directly on the gallery floor or by email and phone.

Preview will be held Saturday, August 5th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m; Monday, August 7th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, August 8th from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, August 9th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and just before the auction on Thursday, August 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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