Thursday August 31, 2017 MODERN ART, JEWELRY, STAMPS & CHINESE BRONZES

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888 Auctions catalog consists of 422 lots up for auction:

Paintings: Lot 1-97
Snuff Bottles: Lot 98-112
Stone: Lot 113-137
Nephrite: Lot 138-167
Jadeite: Lot 168-197
Jewellery, Gems and Watches: Lot 198-258
Ceramics: Lot 259-313
Money & Stamps: Lot 314-356
Metalware: Lot 357-374
Wood: Lot 375-395
Furniture: Lot 396-401

PREVIEW PERIOD

Saturday, August 26: 11AM-2PM
Monday, August 28: 11AM-6PM
Tuesday, August 29: 11AM-6PM
Wednesday, August 30: 11AM-6PM
Thursday, August 31: 11AM-1PM

Modern Art Featured at 888 Auctions’ for Last Summer Auction of the Year

Richmond Hill, ON – The last auction of the summer from 888 Auctions features an eclectic collection of 401 fresh-to-market items. Featured in this month’s August 31st auction will be modern art, jewelry, stamps, and Chinese bronzes with quality offerings available in a variety of categories.

Headlining the summer auction will be an assortment of modern art ranging from a Guy Wiggins oil on canvas to famed pop artist Andy Warhol. Featured at Lot 77 is a Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) American Pencil on Paper painting of Marilyn Monroe. Signed and attributed to the American artist, Roy Lichtenstein, is features serial number 7038 on the back and is expected to surpass its high estimate of $5,000. The aforementioned Andy Warhol piece can be found at Lot 82. It is a marker on paper painting of high heel shoe and features a $2,000 high estimate.

Other lots garnering significant interest in the modern and contemporary arts category can be found at the following lots:

Lot 90: Guy Wiggins NA 1883-1962 American Oil Framed (High Estimate: $12,000)

Lot 95: Jan Cybis 1897-1972 Polish Oil on Board Framed (High Estimate: $2,000)

Interested collectors can also explore other modern art from Lot 75 to Lot 98, inclusive.

One of the auctions’ highest estimated lots can be found from our staple of jade carved items: Lot 162 features a Chinese Imperial Yellow Jade Carved Dragon Seal. Boasting exceptional provenance – having been brought to Canada from Hong Kong in the 1980s – and featuring a square seal surmounted by a spraying water dragon, this finely carved piece features a high estimate of $70,000.

Buyers looking to bid on auspicious items are in luck. Lot 188 features a Burma Green Jadeite Carved Bangle and estimate at $2,000. A fine piece of jewelry can be found at the Lot 209 featuring a 2.91ct and 0.17ct Diamond Ring with a high estimate of $8,000.

An auction would not be complete with a strong showing from the Porcelain Ceramics and Bronzes category and this auction will be sure to please discerning buyers. Estimate at $20,000, Lot 288 features a Chinese Famille Rose Gilt Porcelain Vase Qianlong. For those looking for something out of the ordinary, collectors need not go far in checking out Lot 372 features a Chinese Cloisonne Enamel Bronze Rooster Statue; Lot 372 commands a high estimate of $80,000.

Other items highlighting the auction can be found at the following lots:

Lot 315: Feb 17 1864 Confederate States of America $20 Bill (High Estimate: $200)

Lot 343: 3 US Stamps 1964 Nevada 1948 Oregon 1948 Mississip (High Estimate: $10,000)

Preview will be held Saturday, August 26th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m; Monday, August 28th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, August 29th from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, August 30th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and just before the auction on Thursday, August 31st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

888 Auctions continues to expand both its selection, variety, and breadth of items offered monthly. With an ever-growing client list of buyers and sellers, 888 Auctions continues to fulfill the insatiable appetite for interesting and quality fresh-to-market items. For those interested in consigning with 888 Auctions, please contact the auction or call the auctioneers at 905-763-7201.