19th century Chinese porcelain screen with four large famille rose panels brings $121,000 at auction An important 19th century Chinese porcelain screen consisting of four large panels mounted in a carved wooden frame and depicting mountain scenes with elders sold for $121,000 at Elite Decorative Arts
Another bronze – a limited-edition and large (92 inches tall) sculpture by the Israeli-Egyptian artist Itzik Asher (b. 1946), titled Virgin Bathing, signed and dated (1995), breezed to $7,965. Also, a 19th century 18kt yellow gold micro-mosaic bangle bracelet with one side featuring a mural based on a fresco painted by Guido Reni (circa 1612) in Rome, Italy, reached $5,900.
Chinese carved red coral sculptures are hugely popular with collectors, and this auction had several to bid on. Examples included a grouping depicting a Quan Yin standing atop a floral decorated dragon boat ($5,082); a Shou Lou surrounded by seashells ($4,477); a peddler boy holding a bird, staff and jug ($3,025); and a Quan Yin holding a basket of flowers ($4,602).
Elite Decorative Arts’ next big auction is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, also in the Boynton Beach gallery, starting promptly at 1 p.m. (EST). Offered will be hundreds of examples of fine decorative arts. Previews will be held Friday, April 11, from 11-5 and on Saturday from 11-1. As in past auctions, internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.
Elite Decorative Arts is always looking for quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (561) 200-0893; or, you can send them an e-mail inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Elite Decorative Arts and the upcoming April 12th fine decorative arts auction, log on to www.eliteauction.com.