Shanghai Auctions joins Artfact Live! to present Chinese Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction Bid live online exclusively through Artfact Live! on over 850 lots of Asian and European antiques, jewelry and ceramics in the Shanghai Auctions sale on September 27, 2009.
News-Antique.com - Sep 17,2009 - (Boston MA) Artfact Live! is pleased to announce that Shanghai Auctions in Shanghai, China has joined Artfact Live!. The first Shanghai Auctions sale with exclusive live online bidding through Artfact Live will be Chinese Antiques and Decorative Arts on September 27, 2009. The auction offers almost 850 lots including: coins, jewelry, sculpture, carvings of ivory, horn, wood, coral and stone, ceramics, bronzes, lacquer ware, furniture and more. If you can’t join the live auction action in Shanghai, China, visit Artfact.com, or its sister site in the UK, Invaluable.com, to login or register free to bid live online at this exceptional auction. If you’re not ready to bid, simply watch the activity live from the auction floor using the Artfact Live! console.
Highlights of the sale include:
The top lot of the day is lot 1174, a carved rhinoceros horn libation cup with a floral motif accented by a mythical Chi tiger, which emerges from the vegetation and climbs up toward the brim. Bidding begins at CNY 180,000.
Lot 1334 is a stone seal carved from Tianhuang, a valuable type of stone highly prized for making seals, it is decorated with a design of the three friends of winter: prunus, pine and bamboo, so named because they are evergreen. Bidding for this item also opens at CNY 180,000.
Also of note is lot 1270, a rosewood chess table with ruyi patterns. This three-piece set, including the chess table and two chairs, opens at CNY 150,000.
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