888 Auctions is presenting a timed auction of over 450 lots of fine Asian antique items through iCollector.com. This is an absentee bidding catalog and bids are required to be completed before the live auction begins at 3PM Eastern Time on Thursday October 6th, 2016. At that time, the auctioneer will take the highest bids on iCollector.com and place them in the live auction happening later in the day. This is an outstanding selection of artwork and antiques and has many treasures to offer. Included in the antiques are snuff bottles, paintings, stone, nephrite, jade, jewelry, and furnishings.
A beautiful watercolor on paper scroll from Xu Beihong (1895 – 1953) is on the auction block at Lot 38. The photos in the online catalog are a must see, and this is estimated in value as much as $30,000. The painting depicts a boy on the back of a buffalo, and is done in Chinese ink. This hanging scroll is signed by the artiest and inscribed with three artist seals. It is also accompanied with a hand written certificate by Liao Jingwen, and measures 118 cm x 62 cm. Bidding opens at $5000.
Lot 123 is one of the finest examples of white jade in the auction catalog. This is a 17th/18th century Chinese Fine White Jade Carved Boat. It is a standout display piece and something serious collectors should consider competing for. This piece is finely carved in high relief with open works windows and a chimney, and low relief and well carved details of boatman figures. The stone is of milky white tone with russet veins. This stunning piece measures 7 cm high by 4.5 cm wide and 18 cm in length. Bidding opens at only $2500 for this rare find.
888 Auctions regularly has some of the most sought after Chinese porcelains available in the auction market. A highlight piece of the sale is presented at Lot 345. Valued at up to $20000, this is a Qing Famille Rose Porcelain Wall Vase. It is a flat back vase of ovoid form raised on a slightly splayed foot, set with a waisted neck flanked by a pair of stylised chilong shaped handles. The vase is painted with a square shaped panel with floral branches, all within pink glazed ground decorated with leafy scrolls and the Shou longevity emblem. The vase is 4 cm by 9cm by 22cm and weighs 471 grams. Bidding opens at an fantastic price of only $2500.
All pieces have an array of beautiful photos and full descriptions available for immediate viewing in the online catalog. All final bids will then be taken to the auction floor and placed in the live auction on behalf of each internet bidder. Winning bidders will be notified of their treasures shortly after the conclusion of the live auction.