Sales Total Over $1.1 Million at Cowan's Inaugural Asian Art Auction August 26-27 The auction was held over two days, on Friday and Saturday August 26th and
27th, and featured 796 lots. Over the two days 2,115 bidders participated from
15 countries. Of the winning bidders, 73%
A Chinese Carved Jade Duck Seated on a Lotus Flower hammered down at $46,800,
seventy-eight times its estimate of $400/600. Of the 20th century or earlier,
this is a finely carved jade of a duck sitting on top of a transparent and
thinly carved lotus flower.
A Japanese Cloisonné Vase brought $19,200, over thirty-eight times its estimate
of $300/500. Of the early 20th century, this cloisonné vase has pink and white
floral decoration on a blue background, with one character mark stamped on the
bottom, along with a U.S. Customs sticker.
A lot of Chinese Carved Ivory Vases on Stands realized $8,400, over
thirty-three times its estimate of $150/250. The carved ivory vases on stands
each show a dragon relief carving.
A Gilt Bronze Buddha hammered down at $20,400, twenty-nine times its estimate
of $500/700. Sino-Tibetan, this gilt bronze Buddha is seated in dhyanasana on
a double lotus flower, his hair in tight curls covering the domed ushnisha
above, with an urna on the forehead and long pierced earlobes.
About Cowan’s Auctions, Inc.
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million, Cowan’s has been helping individuals and institutions build important
collections for more than a decade. The company’s six divisions of American
History, American Indian and Western Art, American and European Fine and
Decorative Art, Historic Firearms & Early Militaria, Asian Art and Jewelry and
Fine Timepieces hold semi-annual cataloged sales that routinely set records for
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institutional clients, each Cowan’s auction typically attracts more than 1,000
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