Chinese carvings and works of art at Elite Decorative Arts auction, Nov. 19 Nearly 600 lots of top-quality Chinese carvings and works of art will be sold at auction Saturday, Nov. 19, by Elite Decorative Arts, in the firm’s spacious gallery located in Boynton Beach, Fla.
antique Chinese hand-carved jadeite floral bouquet, intricately carved throughout and depicting flowers and fruit in a basket, has a pre-sale estimate of $6,000-$8,000. The incredible glowing jade specimen, 9 ½ inches tall by 8 ½ inches wide, has green, white and lavender colors, with spots of emerald gem jadeite (the jadeite weighs 3,658 grams). It has a fitted wooden base.
A pair of intricate Chinese hand-carved ivory plaques depicting warriors engaged in battle should fetch $6,000-$8,000. The relief carved design shows cavalry and infantrymen with traditional Chinese weapons. Rocks, trees and clouds are also shown in the scene. Each plaque is 9 ½ inches tall by 3 ¼ inches wide and each one has a fully reticulated scrolled design to foot.
An exquisite ladies’ Imperial emerald green gem jadeite and diamond ring with a platinum mounting is expected to reach $5,000-$7,000.The ring holds seven oval cut jadeite stones and around 120 round-cut diamonds, each one approximately 0.3 carats. The ring has amazing translucence and glow, with an 8.7 total diamond weight (13.4 grams). It is a size 6.
A gorgeous Chinese hand-carved red coral Quan Yin figure of a woman depicted in slender form, with a layered robe, standing 6 ¼ inches tall and with a one-inch base, should garner $2,800-$3,600. The figure boasts beautiful detailing throughout, and includes a fitted wooden base. The total coral weight of this lovely Chinese figural piece is about 59.8 grams.
A wonderfully hand-carved Chinese ivory Shou figure depicting the Taoist deity of longevity (one of the legendary “Three Lucky Star Gods”) carries a pre-sale estimate of $2,000-$3,000. The large figure (21 inches tall) depicts the deity smiling with a peach held in the left hand and a wooden dragon staff with double gourd holding the fluid of life in the right hand.
Elite Decorative Arts’ next big auction after this one is a Decorative Arts Sale scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, with a start time of 1 p.m. (EST). The firm is currently accepting quality consignments for its next Oriental sale, to be held in early 2012 (time and date to be determined).
Elite Decorative Arts is an established, third-generation, full-service antique and auction gallery, specializing in fine decorative arts, paintings, estate jewelry and more. The gallery is located in the Quantum Town Center, located at 1034 Gateway Boulevard (Suite 106) in Boynton Beach, Fla. A full-time, knowledgeable staff is on hand Monday-Friday, from 10-6.
Elite Decorative Arts is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single piece, an entire estate or a collection, you may call them at either (561) 200-0893, or toll-free, at (800) 991-3340; or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Elite Decorative Arts and its upcoming auctions, go to www.eliteauction.com.