888 Auctions is presenting a timed auction of over 470 lots of fine Chinese Paintings, Ceramics, and Artworks through iCollector.com. This is an absentee bidding catalog and bids are required to be completed by Thursday July 21st at 2PM Eastern Time. 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.
Lot 45 is a visually stunning piece of art from artist Zhang Ce. This is an Ink on Paper scroll with eagles in Gonbi style. It is presented in Chinese ink and watercolor on paper and is a horizontal scroll. The artisit has signed it and inscribed the scroll with two artist seals. The dimensions are 119 cm by 56 cm and this was designed in 1957. Bidding opens at $1800 USD and is estimated in value as high as $8000.
Highlighted at Lot 189 is a very rare piece up for auction. Presented for bidding is a Chinese fine Imperial Green Jade seal. It is of square section surmounted by a pair of intertwining dragons and incised with calligraphy scripts on the sides. The seal face is carved with a six character Yongzheng Chiming Zhibao and the jade is of spinach green tone. The dimensions on this fine piece are 12 cm by 12 cm and this weighs 3124 grams. This historical and rare piece is up for auction starting at $10000 USD and is a significant must have for collectors.
888 Auctions source some of the finest Chinese porcelains available in the auction market today. At Lot 301 is a rare copper red porcelain ewer and cover, from the Yuan or Ming period. It has a flattened flask body, and set with a phoenix shaped spout and a curved handle. The piece is painted with a pair of mandarin ducks swimming on lotus pond and has an unglazed based. Dimensions on this beautiful work is 20Cm high and 22cm width. It weights a sleek 900 grams and bidding opens at only $4500 USD.
All pieces have an array of beautiful photos and full descriptions available for immediate viewing in the online catalog. Bidders are able to place their maximum bids up until 2PM Eastern Time on the closing date of July 21st, 2016. These 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.