Huge Asian antiques auction slated for Nov. 10-11 by Elite Decorative Arts What’s fast shaping up as one of the best, highest-grossing Asian sales ever for Elite Decorative Arts is planned for the weekend of Nov. 10-11. The event will be held at Elite's gallery in Florida.
is an antique Chinese hand-painted famille verte cylindrical form phoenix tail vase (est. $ 8,000-$10,000). Depicted on the vase is a palace courtyard scene with an emperor conducting a ceremony and guards patrolling. The neck shows Shou Xing with deer and clouds. The 18 ¾ inch tall vase holds six character blue Ming Chenghua reign marks.
A pair of Chinese fully relief carved and polychromed interlocking ivory double gourd hulu form plaques, painstakingly carved from a single tusk to form the two plaques, should rise to $10,000-$15,000. The outside of each depicts Guan Yin with flying attendants, with flowing garments. The plaques, from the Qing dynasty period (19th century), are both 14 inches tall.
Another recent consignment is a Chinese carved spinach green jade Mughal style floriform handled bowl, of shallow circular form and with straight sides (est. $6,000-$9,000). The bowl’s provenance is impressive: it was in the Christie’s East sale from March 1988. The 2 inch tall by 16 inch wide bowl, with fitted wooden floral base, has openwork floriform handles.
The auction will feature a dozen or so more documented items from the same Christie's East sale.
A rhinoceros horn from the 18th or 19th century, measuring 18 ¼ inches long by about 16 1/8 inches in girth at its thickest point, with a total weight of 1,807 grams, should make $30,000-$50,000. Also, a pair of 20th century Chinese ivory tusks intricately carved to depict a phoenix with her young amongst flowers and pine trees, 33 ½ inches long, should hit $20,000-$30,000.
Two lots carry pre-sale estimates of $8,000-$12,000. The first is a Chinese hand-painted enameled famille rose Qian Qiu bottle form vase, depicting pomegranates on branches with leaves, 23 inches in height. The second is a stunning, large (36 ¾ inches tall) Chinese carved ivory 14-arm goddess sculpture with multiple heads and crowned with a seated Buddha figure.
All purchases will be subject to a 15 percent buyer’s premium (for in-house and phone bids), 18 percent for online bids. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Elite Decorative Arts is now accepting consignments for its Dec. 8 Fine Decorative Arts Sale. To consign and item or collection, please call toll-free, at (800) 991-3340, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Elite Decorative Arts and the big upcoming Nov. 10-11 Asian sale, please log on to www.eliteauction.com.