Kaminski Auctions Announces One Day May Asian Sale May 12th starting at 10:00 AM

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Following their record breaking March Fine Asian Art and Antiques auction, when four paintings by the Chinese artist, Qi Bashi brought a record $2.8 million dollars, Kaminski Auctions announces its May Asian Art and Antiques sale to be held May 12th, 2012 at its auction gallery at 117 Elliot Street, Rte. 62, Beverly, Massachusetts.

Chinese Ming Dynasty Horse Head Chop

The top lot of the sale is a Chinese, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) horse head calligraphy chop stamp, the chop is semi translucent amber green nephrite jade with inscriptions carved on the head estimated at $15,000-$25,000. Other jade in the sale includes a Chinese, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), blooming flower vase of semi translucent amber green nephrite jade, carved in the form of an opening flower valued at $3,000-$5,000 and a Chinese Jade Scepter, carved with a bat, a dragon and inscription also valued at $3,000-$5,000.

An interesting pair of ivory figures, carved in the form of an emperor and empress and having intricately carved robes, on rosewood stands, standing 19"high are valued at $6,000-$9,000

Chinese paintings in the sale include a 17th/18th century narrative scene with deities, from the Harris estate, Park Avenue, New York City, New York with an estimate of $10,000-$15,000. There is also a China Trade painting of an arctic whaling scene, by Brian Coole, (b. 1939), oil on board, signed estimated at $3,250-$4,250.

A Qianlong Dynasty, Chinese brush pot made of stone carved with bamboo, plum blossoms and clouds is estimated at $4,000-$6,000.

There are over 500 lots of porcelain in the sale. Highlights include a Doucai jar, China, painted with blue and green dragons, chasing pearls amidst clouds, with a ruyi pattern above, and a Qianlong mark on the base, measuring 7" x 7 1/2", valued at $3,000-$5,000 and a late 19th early 20th century, Chinese, Famille Rose Vase, the exterior painted with an idyllic rural landscape scene including, mountains and figures, with a Guangxu mark on the base, measuring 17" x 8 1/2" valued at $3,000-$4,000.

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Kaminski Auctions located on the North Shore of Boston has been serving the New England antiques market for over 25 years, as a full service auction house and appraisal service for fine art, antiques and estates.

With two locations in Beverly, Massachusetts, including a new state of the art auction gallery located at 117 Elliott Street, and a historic 1850’s barn and office facility at 564 Cabot Street Kaminski Auctions hosts 16 auctions a year.

In today’s highly competitive market of fine art and antiques, Kaminski Auctions provides its customers with bicoastal services and marketing with west coast offices in Beverly Hills and San Diego, California.

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