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I.M. Chait auction Jan. 27 ripe with estates' Asian arts

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Thursday, 20 December 2012 14:34
Antique Viennese enamel jewelry chest of ornate architectural form with a finial of Liberty flanked by a cherub at each corner, late 19th century, 10 3/4 inches high. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000. I.M. Chait image. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait will open 2013 with an Asian and international fine arts auction on Sunday, Jan. 27, starting at 1 p.m. PST. will provide Internet Live Bidding.

The auction will feature:

  • Antique Chinese and Japanese carved ivories, jades and decorations from a Brentwood, Calif., estate; together with silk robes from a local collection;
  • Antique European objects including Viennese enamel, art glass, ivory, paintings, bronzes and silver from a Beverly Hills estate and a Palm Springs, Calif., collection;
  • Chinese and Sino-Tibetan scholars’ and Buddhist objects including: zitan, lacquer and huanghuali; together with fine screens and furniture from several local collections including the estate of Vi Rowe, Beverly Hills;
  • Numerous carved wood and ivory netsuke; together with fine snuff bottles in various materials, as well as carved jadeites from a New York collection;
  • Chinese ceramics including early pottery and fine dynastic porcelains; together with natural history items from two Colorado collections.

I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers is accepting consignments for 2013 auctions. The Asian Art market is still booming, with auction prices for many items five to 10 times higher than just one year ago, according to I.M. Chait. Contact the auctioneer for a no obligation auction estimate; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 310-285-0182.

Internet bidding will be facilitated by

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

Chinese carved ivory set of the Eight Immortals, well carved and attractively patinated on wood stands. Estimate: $12,000-$15,000. I.M. Chait image. Antique Famille Rose porcelain vase decorated with birds and flowers. Estimate: $600-$800. I.M. Chait image. Chinese silk dragon robe, blue matallic thread. Estimate: $300-$400. I.M. Chait image.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2012 15:02

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