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Precious Asian antiques top Golden State’s Dec. 9 auction
|Written by Auction House PR|
|Tuesday, 20 November 2012 14:13|
SAN FRANCISCO – Golden State Auction Gallery in San Francisco is a boutique company specializing in fine Asian art and antiques. Their Sunday, Dec. 9 auction titled Asian Works of Art, Fine Paintings and Calligraphy, which will start at 12 noon Pacific Time, features some of the finest available china, jade, bronzes, antique furniture and artworks. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide the Internet live bidding for the sale.
More than 60 paintings and calligraphy lots have been consigned by the estate of a South American collector. Principals at Golden State Auction gallery said in a statement: “Chinese art [and antiques are] the best investment tool for the 21st century…better than investments in finance and real estate.”
Among the highlights in Golden State’s auction is an18th-century Zitan 'dragon'-insert Ming puddingstone-top table. It has a dragon pattern on all sides and displays the distinctive style of Qing Empire Qianlong Palace furniture. Extremely rare and precious, it is estimated at $60,000-$100,000. Golden State Auction Gallery notes that the legs may have been later (19th century) additions.
Another prized piece is a rare 18th/19th-century grade-A translucent jadeite carved insect and melon with scrollwork vines. Insects on the melon symbolize the Five Fortunes. With stand, it is estimated at $250,000-$350,000.
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.
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 14:19|