Kaminski Auctions Presents its Summer Asian Auction August 27, 2016

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Kaminski Auctions presents its Summer Asian Auction August 27, 2016. In particular the sale emphasizes a wide variety of fine antique Chinese pottery and porcelain spanning the Han, Tang, Ming and Qing dynasties selected from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Texas and California private collections.

Large and rare Tang dynasty pottery official figure

Kaminski Auctions presents its Summer Asian Auction August 27, 2016. On offer is an impressive assortment of ceramics, jade, bronze, furniture, embroidery, watercolor and thangka paintings. In particular the sale emphasizes a wide variety of fine antique Chinese pottery and porcelain spanning the Han, Tang, Ming and Qing dynasties selected from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Texas and California private collections.

Among the top lots is a large, rare Chinese Tang (Tang dynasty, AD618-906) Sancai Official Figure that comes with a ‚Äúthermoluminescence analysis report‚ÄĚ from January 2000 verifying that the piece is consistent with pottery manufactured during that time period. The piece is valued at $20,000-$30,000.

Another Chinese Tang dynasty piece is a camel with a certificate of authenticity estimated at $8,000-$12,00 and a large Han dynasty pottery horse valued at $5,000-$8,000.

From the private collection of an important Newport, Rhode Island estate comes an early 17th century gilt bronze Avalokiteshvara sitting on a high double lotus dhyanasana, with both hands representing vitarka mudra and grasping an utpala lotus stalk. The deity is dressed in a dhoti with a loose shawl over the shoulders adorned with sumptuous ornamental jewelry including earrings, beaded necklaces, bracelets, armbands and anklets. It has a serene expression accentuated with a subtle benign smile and is crowned with a figure of Buddha Amitabha in front of a neatly tied knot. It stands 13 ¾ inches high and is valued at $8,000-$12,000.

Two lots that are sure are sure to be of interest are two Chinese late 18th-19th century Qing dynasty elaborately carved chandeliers. The chandeliers are made of wood and gilt metal and are elaborately adorned with kingfisher feathers and a multi-tiered pagoda and a dragon. They have 12 lights and are trimmed with prisms and stand 50 inches high.

An 18th century Sino-Tibetan watercolor thangka painting, framed under glass, a Chinese embroidered Dragon Robe, a selection of jade including two carved two-handled jade cups from the Ming dynasty and a selection of fine huanghuali furniture round out the highlights of this important sale.

Preview for this auction will be held Wednesday - Friday, August 24th - 26th, 10AM - 5PM and day of sale beginning at 8AM. The preview is open all day while auction is live and is held at the Kaminski Auction gallery, 117 Elliott Street, (Rt. 62), Beverly, Massachusetts.

For more information 978-927-2223 or http://www.kaminskiauctions.com and sign up to bid with KaminskiLIVE.

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