New Buyers Push Up Prices At Kaminski's July 12th Asian Auction

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Buoyed by a wave of new buyers Kaminski Auctions July 12th Asian and Estate Auction ran up some vey impressive numbers on many of the top lots of the sale. There were over 1,160 new users on the website from over 46 countries.

Chinese Military Sword, Jade, Metal, and Wood

“ I was very pleased with the sale, it was an exciting sale. I was especially pleased with the level of interest on all the top lots.” Bob Yang, Asian specialist

Buoyed by a wave of new buyers Kaminski Auctions July 12th Asian and Estate Auction ran up some vey impressive numbers on many of the top lots of the sale. Preview on Saturday was particularly well attended and the auction itself saw many of the new buyers in the audience.

The auction started strong with heated bidding coming from the floor and all three Internet platforms. Chinese porcelain continued to be a very strong category with the many blue and white porcelain entries seeing particularly strong interest.

Surprisingly the two top lots of the sale were a Chinese military sword with a scabbard of metal and wood and an intricately carved jade handle embellished with a jade bead with gold chasing and tassel, and a Chinese carved white jade seal. The seal having intricate carving on the sides of gilt calligraphy, a Greek key scroll border on the top edge and a doubled headed mythical beast with horns and bulging eyes. The sword sold for $92,400 and the jade seal for $90,000 to the same buyer in China.

A large and rare 18th century Chinese bronze Buddha measuring 27 inches tall and 16.5 inches wide was hotly contested on the Internet and was eventually was hammered down at $25,200.

The first of many pieces of blue and white porcelain that sold well crossed the podium as lot number 8115. The Chinese blue and white Mei vase with Qing Qianlong mark, was decorated with five clawed dragons amongst clouds over waves, standing 13 3/4" in height it sold for $22,200 while a Chinese blue and white moon vase with the Qianlong mark sold for $20,400.

Bob Yang, Kaminski’s Asian specialist “ I was very pleased with the sale, it was an exciting sale. I was especially pleased with the level of interest on all the top lots.”

Other items that sold well included a Chinese carved, zitan wood stand, with lotus flowers and other designs, standing 48" high that brought $19,200, a 19th century Chinese tripod Gui bowl and a Qing dynasty carved jade mountain that both sold for $15,600.

There were over 1,160 new users on the website from over 46 countries.

The next Asian sale for Kaminski is scheduled for November 2015. We are now accepting consignments for this important auction. Please email Bob Yang at asian@kaminskiauctions.com.

Kaminski Auctions next sale is August 9th go to http://www.kaminskiauctions.com and sign up to bid with KaminskiLIVE.

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