Chinese gilt-bronze Buddha brings $143,000 at Alderfer Auction, Nov. 17 A handsome Chinese gilt-bronze seated Buddha statue, 20 1/2 inches tall, soared to $143,000 at a multi-estate Asian Discovery Sale held Nov. 17 by Alderfer Auction & Appraisal in Hatfield, Pa.
tall by 8 ¼ inches long, also made $735; and a Chinese porcelain tea cup with figural handle rose to $565.
The first lot to be offered – a netsuke bundle of pug dog puppies – commanded $468. The third lot in the sale – a netsuke cluster of frogs – knocked down at $330. Also, a celadon jade covered urn, 7 inches tall, went for $367; a group of four Chinese snuff bottles changed hands for $339; and a beautiful Japanese Satsuma platter, 12 inches by 14 ½ inches, topped out at $385.
`An ivory-handled sterling paper knife, with the Asian ivory handle relief carved with three monkeys in a “see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil” pose, commanded $348; a pair of polychrome porcelain birds climbed to $303; a Chinese porcelain floral vase brought $311; a tall patinated bronze dragon vase made $303; and a blue and white Chinese porcelain plate hit $330.
Alderfer Auction & Appraisal’s next big Asian auction will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Hatfield gallery. The firm is still accepting quality consignments for that auction. Prior to that, the firm will hold a Discovery Art Auction on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Alderfer Auction & Appraisal holds weekly brick-and-mortar (live-only -- no Internet bidding) multi-estate sales.
Alderfer Auction & Appraisal has been a family-run business since 1959. The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (215) 393-3000; or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the firm, log on to www.alderferauction.com.