Fine Asian Art and Antiques, Jewelry and Fine Art Featuring Frank W. Benson Watercolors in Kaminski Auctions December 11, 2016 Holiday Sale

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Kaminski Auctions announces it’s Annual Holiday auction to be held Sunday, December 11, 2016, featuring a two session sale commencing with Fine Asian Art and Antiques in Session One starting at 10:00am EST followed by Jewelry and Fine Art featuring Frank W. Benson watercolors in Session Two.

Sino-Tibetan Gilt-Bronze Figure of Yamantaka and Vajravetali

Kaminski Auctions announces it’s Annual Holiday Auction to be held Sunday, December 11, 2016, featuring a two session sale commencing with Fine Asian Art and Antiques in Session One starting at 10:00am EST followed by Jewelry and Fine Art in Session Two.

Highlights of the Asian sale include an 18th century Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Yamantaka with three faces, six arms and four feet, holding Vajravetali on a double-lotus pedestal. The bronze measures 11 7/8 inches high by 8 ½ inches wide and is valued at $20,000-$30,000. It was previously from the estate of Peter L. Rosenberg, then to a New Hampshire private collector.

From the collection of Dr. Anthony Newton, of Massachusetts come several important pieces in the sale including a Chinese Yuhuchun porcelain vase from the Qianlong period. Decorated with peonies, bamboo and a rockery motif in enamel on famille rose it is displayed on its original wood stand and measures 4 ½ inches high and is estimated at $20,000-$30,000. A late 19th century Chinese redwood showcase (Da Bao Ge) cabinet with open fret work carved with leaves and flowers is estimated at $2,000-$3,000, while a Qianlong famille verte porcelain jar from the Chinese Qing dynasty decorated with green flying dragons and the eight Buddhist treasure symbols having a Qing Qianlong Reign mark on the base and original wooden cover and stand is valued at $3,000-$5,000.

A Chinese five-claw dragon porcelain charger in dark blue and green with a blue Chu Xiu Gong mark on base displayed on a blue enameled gilt bronze stand is valued at $5,000-$10,000. It bears an old label marked “ #32 Chu Hsiu Kung made for the empress dowager, from Peking Palace John Wharton Collection” and is from a Massachusetts estate.

From a New Hampshire private collector comes a pair of Kangxi period famille rose temple jars and a large Chinese gilt famille rose porcelain dragon plaque decorated with a copper-red dragons dancing amidst flaming pearls and ruyi clouds and surrounded by the eight Buddhist treasure symbols. The Chinese Qing dynasty porcelains are estimated at $4,000-$6,000, while the 23 inch diameter plaque is estimated at $3,000-$5,000.

Leading Session Two are two exceptional Frank W. Benson (American, 1862-1951 watercolors. "A Good Day for Ducks," is signed lower left, with a Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts tag and personal wish on a card verso, while "Ipswich Marshes," is framed under glass with a Museum of Fine Arts exhibition tag. Both are conservatively estimated at $5,000-$10,000.

Sterling silver features in the sale with a Tiffany & Co. Makers sterling silver six-piece tea and coffee set and sterling tray valued at $8,000-$12,000 and several important Russian items including a Russian enameled silver egg with cabochon ruby stones, a Grand Russian lock box of .84 silver having a boar finial and animal form legs with approximately 23.6 oz. troy weight of silver and a Russian Faberge style silver and enamel egg on a bird-foot stand.

There is a large and varied selection of jewelry and smalls on offer including a pair of 18 carat gold Elizabeth Locke earrings, Seaman Schepps 14 carat gold Turbo shell and ruby clip earrings, a South Sea pearl ring, diamond rings, Bohemian glass decanters and a large offering of bronzes in the sale.

Preview for the auction takes place Thursday-Saturday, December 8-10, 2016 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm and day of sale at 8:00am at the Kaminski Auction gallery at 117 Elliott Street, Rt.62, Beverly, Massachusetts. Preview is open all day while the auction is live. For more information go to and sign up to bid with KaminskiLIVE.

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