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Asian Antiques & Art Gallery to host May 31 all-Chinese auction

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Written by Auction House PR   
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:31

24-inch-tall Guanyin sculpture of Xinjiang walnut wood, likely from the Silk Road, Qing Dynasty, 1760-1840. Asian Antiques & Art Gallery image.

HADLEY, Mass. – Chinese historical objects are featured in an unreserved online auction this Thursday, May 31 through LiveAuctioneers.com. Three hundred diverse lots of quality antiques will be offered in this first Chinese-only event to benefit the nonprofit World Peace Foundation of Hadley, Mass. All lots have been vetted by experts and are fully guaranteed to be as described.

It is no secret that Chinese collectors are aggressively reacquiring their cultural heritage that was dispersed around the world after the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1911, Due to the popularity of Sun Yat-Sen in the USA, many Americans traveled to China during his Republican period and brought back great treasures. Some of those are to be found at this auction event.

The experts putting together the May 31 auction have been to Asia many times in recent years, studying at universities and a variety of local and national museums, buying hundreds of books, and observing what has been coming on the market – both the authentic and the newly produced – at the many outdoor weekend exhibitions major Chinese cities now sponsor.

Therefore, the primary benefits of this online-only auction are authenticity and careful descriptions of condition. Also, obscure places where fine ceramics were produced are described, with a nice group of celadons from Nanning (far south China) being featured. Long considered a backwater, Nanning was visited by only a few connoisseurs. Even fewer assembled a meaningful collection of ceramics from that region.

Other great Chinese ceramics come from a Connecticut donation to the charity, while a diverse sampling of fine wood and bronze sculptures, jades, jewelry, early bronze money, tribal silver and Tibetan artifacts can also be found at the evening auction this Thursday.

Many authentic artifacts can be found with starting prices under $100 and no reserves will be used throughout the sale. Credit cards will be accepted, and the foundation will ship overseas when payment has cleared.

For additional information, contact Robert by calling 413-582-0032. Absentee bids may be left online through LiveAuctioneers.com until the sale commences at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on May 31. Competitive Internet bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com throughout the live sale.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

24-inch-tall Guanyin sculpture of Xinjiang walnut wood, likely from the Silk Road, Qing Dynasty, 1760-1840. Asian Antiques & Art Gallery image.    

 19th-century shallow porcelain bowl with Chinese cobalt blue decoration. Asian Antiques & Art Gallery image.

Green celadon bowl, Aianlong era, near Kuanyao quality. Asian Antiques & Art Gallery image.

Zitan wood sculpture of a Lohan or ‘Immortal, 17 inches, late Ming. Asian Antiques & Art Gallery image.

Tibetan golden bronze of Yamantake on his steed, 18th/19th century. Asian Antiques & Art Gallery image.

Qing wedding basket, painted scenes all around, rattan and brass handle. Asian Antiques & Art Gallery image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:04
 
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