888 Auctions is presenting a timed auction of nearly 400 lots of fine items through iCollector.com. This is an absentee bidding catalog and bids are required to be completed before the live auction begins at Noon Eastern Time on Thursday August 31st, 2017. 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.
An incredible museum quality piece is on the auction block at Lot 372. Presented is a Chinese Cloisonne Enamel Bronze Rooster Statue. This incredible work is in the design of a rooster and there is scrollwork on turquoise ground and a gilt bronze feet and beak. There is a long bushy tail and wings that are depicted with colorful feathers. This incredible bronze is standing on a rock form base that is decorated with crashing waves. Weighing 10 KG, this measures 97cm tall, 20cm wide, and 40cm in length. Bidding opens at $8000 USD and there are some stunning photos in the online catalog.
A painting of a street scene by artist Gus Wiggins (1883 – 1962) is featured at Lot 90. This beautiful oil on canvas is framed and signed on the left lower corner by the artist. It measures 16 inches by 20 inches
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.