“We just got a great collection in, to go along with some already wonderful pieces, and the merchandise in this sale carries impeccable provenance,”
The auction will be held at Elite Decorative Arts’ gallery, in the Quantum Town Center, at 1034 Gateway Boulevard (Stes. 106-108) in Boynton Beach. Previews will be held on Friday, Nov. 9, from 11-5; and Saturday and Sunday (auction days), from 11 a.m. until the first gavel comes down at 1 p.m. Online bidding will be provided by Artfact.com and LiveAuctioneers.com.
The expected top lot of the auction is an exquisite Chinese hand-carved white jadeite figure depicting a Guan Yin in a standing position (est. $250,000-$350,000)
Recently consigned are a pair of 18th or 19th century Chinese hand-painted blue and white porcelain floor vases, each of phoenix tail form and depicting dragons, foo lions, kylin beasts, elephants and tigers, in a raised design (est. $40,000-$60,000 for the pair). The vases, from the Sam Feldman collection, are from the Qing Dynasty period. Both are just shy of 30 inches tall.
The sale will feature not one but three Chinese carved rhinoceros horn libation cups, the most spectacular of which has a floral vine design and a figural stump. It is expected to sell for $100,000-$200,000. The cup, from the Qing Dynasty period, has a figural branch form handle and includes a fitted wooden flora form and lily pad base. The horn is 4 inches by 6 inches.
Fans of antique Asian jewelry will be impressed by the massive and stunning men's 18kt white gold ring mount holding an emerald green oval cabochon cut jadeite stone (est. $60,000-$80,000)
Two 18th century Qing Dynasty Chinese porcelain vases, both holding the six-character archaic Qianlong (1736-1795) reign marks, should each do well. One is an Imperial blue glaze porcelain bottle form vase, 21 ½ inches tall (est. $50,000-$70,000)
Another vase worth noting is an antique Chinese hand-painted famille verte cylindrical form phoenix tail vase (est. $ 8,000-$10,000)
A pair of Chinese fully relief carved and polychromed interlocking ivory double gourd hulu form plaques, painstakingly carved from a single tusk to form the two plaques, should rise to $10,000-$15,000. The outside of each depicts Guan Yin with flying attendants, with flowing garments. The plaques, from the Qing dynasty period (19th century), are both 14 inches tall.
Another recent consignment is a Chinese carved spinach green jade Mughal style floriform handled bowl, of shallow circular form and with straight sides (est. $6,000-$9,000)
A rhinoceros horn from the 18th or 19th century, measuring 18 ¼ inches long by about 16 1/8 inches in girth at its thickest point, with a total weight of 1,807 grams, should make $30,000-$50,000. Also, a pair of 20th century Chinese ivory tusks intricately carved to depict a phoenix with her young amongst flowers and pine trees, 33 ½ inches long, should hit $20,000-$30,000.
Two lots carry pre-sale estimates of $8,000-$12,000. The first is a Chinese hand-painted enameled famille rose Qian Qiu bottle form vase, depicting pomegranates on branches with leaves, 23 inches in height. The second is a stunning, large (36 ¾ inches tall) Chinese carved ivory 14-arm goddess sculpture with multiple heads and crowned with a seated Buddha figure.
All purchases will be subject to a 15 percent buyer’s premium (for in-house and phone bids), 18 percent for online bids. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Elite Decorative Arts is now accepting consignments for its Dec. 8 Fine Decorative Arts Sale. To consign and item or collection, please call toll-free, at (800) 991-3340, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Elite Decorative Arts and the big upcoming Nov. 10-11 Asian sale, please log on to www.eliteauction.com.