18th C. Lapis Lazuli and Notable 20th C. Chinese Paintings Sell High at Kaminski

From exquisite jade and lapis lazuli, to huanghuali furniture and exceptional watercolor works, Kaminski Auctions Fine Asian Art and Antiques sale saw many lots sell far above original expectations.

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Chinese 18th/19th C. Carved Lapis Lazuli Mountain

Chinese 18th/19th C. Carved Lapis Lazuli Mountain

Beverly, MA (PRWEB) October 11, 2013

From exquisite jade and lapis lazuli, to huanghuali furniture and exceptional watercolor works, Kaminski Auctions Fine Asian Art and Antiques sale saw many lots sell far above original expectations.

Selling at at final price of $72,500 the top lot of the day was a lapis lazuli mountain, carved in the form of a mountain with a coastal village scene with a gilt poem on the reverse. The highly intricate carving includes forms of small figures amongst houses and gnarled trees. The quality of carving sets this piece apart from other examples of worked lapis lazuli, as does its provenance. The piece was originally made in the 18th or 19th century, and then came into the collection of Mr. Zhang Guohe, a noted Chinese collector and dignitary who often collected piece directly from the artists and their descendants.

Also among the top lots were four watercolor paintings from the collection of Mr. Zhang. All four paintings carry a personal dedication to the collector from the artist. The highest grossing of these was a mountain landscape by artist Lu Yan Shao, which sold for $38,000. A second work by the artist, also depicting a landscape, sold for $21,000. Other paintings from the collection included works by Li Xioncai and Dong Shou Ping, both important players in the development of 20th century Chinese paintings. The waterfall painting signed Li Xioncai fetched $26,000, while Dong Shou Ping’s study of bamboo sold for $29,000.

Carved jade pieces also performed well with multiple pieces selling for over ten thousand dollars. One Imperial jade dog ornament with a carved gilt Qianlong character in gilt sold reached a final hammer price of $16,000. The top selling jade piece of the day was a set of thirteen jade belt plaques, with scrolling and dragon designs that sold for $19,000.

A gilt bronze Buddha figure carved on a double lotus base and and seated in the bhumisparsha mudra position from the seventeenth or eighteenth century sold for $31,000. Carved furniture also performed well in the sale, with an eighteenth century zitan table selling for $14,000, and a pair of huanghuali chairs from the same century fetching $21,000.

With the conclusion of this successful Fine Asian Art and Antiques Auction, Kaminski looks forward to its next specialty Asian sale to take place on January 19th, 2014.

About Kaminski Auctions
Kaminski Auctions located on the North Shore of Boston, has been serving the national and international antiques markets for over 25 years as a full service auction house and appraisal service for fine art, antiques and estates. With locations in Beverly Hills, San Diego, Palm Desert, New York City at the Manhattan Art and Antiques center and two locations in Beverly, Massachusetts, Kaminski Auctions hosts over 25 auctions a year. In today’s highly competitive market of fine art and antiques, Kaminski Auctions provides its customers with bicoastal services and marketing. Kaminski Auctions offers specialty departments in Asian Art and Antiques, Silver, Glass and Lamps, Couture and Vintage Clothing, European and American Fine Art and Furniture, Photography and Modern Design. We have highly trained and knowledgeable appraisers on staff that will help you determine the true value of your antiques, or entire collections. Free Appraisal days are offered every Tuesday at many of our locations. For more details, or to consign, please visit kaminskiauctions.com. We welcome emailed photos of your items!

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