Fine Chinese and other Asian items to be sold Feb. 17 in Converse Auction's online-only winter sale An online-only auction featuring 400 lots of Chinese and Asian items, to include carvings in jade and other hard stones; Chinese, Japanese and Korean porcelain and more will be held February 17th.
The second is a group of four blue and white porcelain panels depicting scenes and calligraphy and artist signed by Wang Bu.
A small chicken tea cup, marked on the bottom, has an estimate of $300-$500; a Chinese carved libation cup in the shape of a lotus leaf surrounded by pods, flowers, buds and stems should sell for $200-$400; and a unique Song-style teapot with removable lid and mouse finial over a border of carved and incised plantain leaves, 8 Ĺ inches tall, carries a pre-sale estimate of $200-$400.
Rounding out just a few of the auctionís expected top earners are a pair of famille rose jars with wooden lids in different sizes (est. $200-$400); a traditional cowpea inkwell glazed in mottled reds and greens and showing a six-character mark on the bottom (est. $200-$400); and a Chinese Jian blackware-style porcelain glazed censer, raised on dragon-headed legs (est. $100-$200).
Bidding may be done directly through the Converse Auctions website, at converseauctions.com; the Converse smartphone App; or via the online bidding platforms LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. For the previews, Converse Auctions is located on historic Lancaster Avenue in Malvern, Pennsylvania between Routes 29 and 401, at 57 Lancaster Ave. in Malvern, Pa. 19355.
Previews will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 15th and 16th, from 10-4 Eastern time. Converse Auctions is accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them directly, at (610) 722-9004; or, you can send an email to Todd Converse directly, at Todd@ConverseAuctions.com or info@ConverseAuctions.com.
Late last year, Converse Auctions changed its name from Gordon S. Converse & Company, which was founded by Gordon Converse, who began his career as a horologist and an appraiser on the hit PBS series Antiques Roadshow. Converse Auctions is now solely owned and operated by M. Todd Converse, Gordonís son. The firmís inaugural sale, held Dec. 30th, 2016, was a huge success.
Todd had been working and learning under his father, and he brings 15 yearsí of experience and a renewed energy to Converse Auctions. He understands the auction business and has a deep appreciation of beautiful things. He proudly displays his family's ancestral crest in the new logo, representing his respect for history and his commitment to fair trade and customer satisfaction.
Anyone who is curious to know the potential value of an antique or collectible may bring it to Free Appraisal Tuesdays, from 10-4, at the Converse Auctions facility in Malvern Pa., at 57 Lancaster Avenue. For more information about Converse Auctions and the internet-only Winter Asian Auction scheduled for Friday, February 17th, please log on to www.ConverseAuctions.com.