Rhino horn libation cup breezes to $318,600 at Elite Decorative Arts A rare, masterfully carved Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup from the 17th or 18th century, just 4 inches tall and fitted to a reticulated teakwood base, sold for $318,600 at Elite Decorative Arts.
figure group depicting immortals, servants, pine trees, leaves a stork and flowers, finished at $31,050.
An exquisite Chinese hand-carved red coral figure from the late Qing Dynasty, depicting a mother holding flowers with her two daughters playing at her side, masterfully carved and with incredible detail throughout, breezed to $31,050; and a massive (19 inches tall, 10 inches wide) carved Chinese red coral figure depicting Guan Yin with four birds, changed hands for $31,050.
A superb Chinese hand-carved red coral figure depicting a seated happy Buddha, holding a sack to his right hand with a beaded necklace and coins and a flowing robe, from the Late Qing period, fetched $28,750; and a Chinese relief carved coral group depicting a mother with a young child climbing a tree, also depicting peaches and a paradise bird, circa 20th century, hit $27,600.
A finely carved Chinese red coral group figure depicting three children holding up a fourth child who is riding them like a horse, finely detailed throughout and signed at the bottom “Zhu Yun,” from the Cultural Revolution period, rose to $19,550; and a 20th century Chinese relief carved coral group figure of seven children playing around a tree and table made $14,160.
Rounding out just some of the auction’s top lots, a pair of stunning antique Chinese enameled pottery four-panel plaque table screens, each screen having four porcelain panels with a raised horses design, went to a determined bidder for $13,570. The 19th century screens also had trees, people, fences and rock formations. Each plaque was 17 inches tall, 5 ˝ inches wide.
Elite Decorative Arts has two auctions planned for the immediate future. The first will be a general decorative arts sale, plus about 100 Chinese works of art, slated for Saturday, March 31. The second, scheduled for Saturday, April 28, will feature decorative arts, artwork and estate jewelry. Both will be held in the firm’s gallery at Quantum Town Center in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Elite Decorative Arts is always accepting quality items for future sales.. To consign an item, estate or a collection, you may call them at (561) 200-0893) or toll-free, (800) 991-3340; or, you can e-mail them at email@example.com. To learn more about Elite Decorative Arts and the March 31 and April 28 auctions, log on to www.eliteauction.com. Updates are posted often.