Chinese and Asian objects will be auctioned online Dec. 29 by Gordon S. Converse Nearly 500 lots of Chinese and Asian objects will be sold in an Internet-only auction to be held Saturday, Dec. 29, at 9:30 a.m. (PST), by Gordon S. Converse & Company, based in Strafford, Pa.
multiple lots, with pre-sale estimates ranging from $400 to $800. Chinese stamps will feature a group of 318 early stamps (Qing Dynasty to Republic) housed in an album (est. $400-$600); and a collection of People’s Republic of China stamps (quantity unknown) expected to hammer for $200-$300.
A pair of large Ming Dynasty cricket cages measuring 6 inches by 10 ½ inches, with the lidded vessels having a pierced top and decorated in multi-colors, with dragon tracing along the sides, should realize $800-$1,250. Also sold will be a Chinese famille rose teapot, decorated with a landscape view and showing the artist’s mark, diminutive at 5 ¾ inches tall (est. $500-$800).
A Ruyi is a Chinese amulet in the form of a curved, lobed scepter, meant to bestow good wishes for the prosperity of the recipient. The 19th or 20th century Zitan Ruyi with jade in this sale is 14 ½ inches long and should bring $300-$500. Also, a square Chinese famille verte brush pot, marked on the bottom and standing 5 inches tall, carries a pre-sale estimate of $200-$400.
Other expected top lots include a Chinese watercolor landscape book, 12 pages, 10 ½ inches by 14 ½ inches closed (est. $200-$400); a Chinese Daoguang dragon charger, 13 ¼ inches in diameter (est. $800-$1,250); a Chinese porcelain panel, unframed, 14 ½ inches by 10 inches (est. $200-$400); a late 19th century Chinese Tianhuang stone, signed Deng Sun Mu (est. $500-$700); and a 19th century Chinese carved green Duan inkstone in a stone case (est. $400-$600).
Gordon S. Converse & Company is planning a sale in early 2013 that will feature a large collection of tribal arts and silver. Watch the website for details: www.AuctionsatConverse.com, or send an e-mail to email@example.com with a request to be added to the mailing list. Gordon S. Converse & Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them directly, at (610) 722-9004; or, you can send an e-mail to either Todd@ConverseClocks.com or Gordon@ConverseClocks.com.
Anyone interested in finding out what an antique item might be worth may do so by sending a photo of the item, along with a check for $40, to Gordon S. Converse & Co., Attn: Gordon S. Converse, 758 Mancill Rd., Strafford, PA 19087. To learn more about Gordon S. Converse & Co., and the Dec. 29 auction, please log on to www.AuctionsatConverse.com.