Elite Decorative Arts will conduct a massive Asian antiques auction March 16-19 in Fla. About 1,200 high-quality lots of Asian antiqueswill be sold at a mammoth four-day auction planned for Mar. 16-19 by Elite Decorative Arts. The auction will be held at the firm’s gallery in Florida.
will be wowed by the fine antique Chinese spinach jade plaque depicting masterfully hand-etched calligraphy (est. $30,000-$45,000). The verso side has centered, heavily-etched and large four-character archaic calligraphy marks. This even tone spinach jade specimen is 12 inches by 8 inches, with carved dark wood fitted base on a lingzhi form plinthe.
Also offered will be a stunning Chinese jadeite hand-carved vessel with a figural pitcher and urn design (est. $20,000-$30,000). The piece features delicate reticulated carvings adorning the main body of the sculpture, showing ducks, Chih lung dragons, foo dogs, fruit, flowers, vines and relief rings. High relief scenes on the front and back depict fish and birds (15 ¼ inches tall).
A gorgeous pair of antique (early 18th century) Chinese Qing Dynasty period hand-painted enameled famille verte porcelain hua form vases is expected to garner $16,000-$24,000. Each vase depicts courtyard scenes with women and children, and the band and foot depict flowers and fruit. Both of these vases measure 18 inches in height by 8 ¼ inches in diameter.
Speaking of pairs, the pair of Chinese Qing carved and polychromed ivory figures of a standing Han Emperor Liu Bang and Empress Lu Zhi should hammer for $10,000-$12,000. The emperor is shown holding a sword and tassel, while the empress is holding a figural lingzhi ruyi scepter. Both are wearing layered robes, with high relief dragons and phoenix amongst clouds.
From the fine jewelry category comes a stunning ladies’ 21kt yellow gold ring holding three cabochon bezel set stones (one round and two teardrop-shaped). The ring, a size 7 ¼, features breathtaking translucent apple green jadeite colors and it is guaranteed to be natural and untreated. Included is a GIA certification. The elegant ring is expected to fetch $3,000-$5,000.
Rounding out just a handful of anticipated top lots is a fine and delicate Chinese vertical carved ivory Guanyin mountain scene tusk (est. $3,500-$4,500). The carving depicts an intricate fecund landscape scene that contains foliage surrounding a cascading waterfall. The tusk is 17 ¼ inches tall by 12 inches wide and includes a fitted reticulated figural pine tree base (1 ¾ inches).
All purchases will be subject to a 15 percent buyer’s premium (for in-house and phone bids) or 18 percent if bidding online. Elite Decorative Arts is now accepting consignments for its Fine Decorative Arts Sale (Apr. 13). The next Asian auction will be held in June. To consign an 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 March 16-19 auction, please log on to www.eliteauction.com. Photos of the lots being sold are already posted.