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Kaminski Auctions to host first Asian Art sale of 2016

Kaminski Auctions in Massachusetts is preparing for its first Asian Art sale of 2016, with more than 500 lots including Chinese and Asian porcelains, jade, silk embroidery, bronze, silver, furniture and paintings.
The auction’s leading lots are three Qing dynasty grand porcelains, all originating from the Howard Coleman collection in Columbus, Ohio and each expected to realize $20,000-$30,000.

First is a 17-inch high copper-red under-glazed fish bowl, decorated with two five-claw flying dragons chasing a flaming pearl on a white background; followed by a 26-inch high under-glazed blue and white vase of hexagonal shape with a bulbous stomach, decorated with fruit boughs of pomegranates, peaches, persimmons and alternating with floral branches of peonies, chrysanthemums and lotuses; and a 19-inch diameter rare and massive Chu Xiu Gong plate decorated with rocks nested amid flowered branches.

Another standout porcelain lot is a Chinese Ming dynasty Wanli period famille verte Gu vase, shaped like a double gourd with petal rims, and decorated with sea monsters, flowers and dragons, estimated at $10,000-$20,000.

The selection of Chinese Jade is led by a spinach green scholar’s set consisting of a vase, a censer and an ink box on a Zitan wood stand, decorated with orange openwork carving and estimated at $6,000-$9,000.

Further notable lots will include a silver Chinese Qing dynasty export tea set, estimated at $4,000-$6,000; a pair of 18th century Huanghuali armchairs carved with flying dragons, valued at $2,000-$3,000; and an 18th century Sina-Tibetan gilt and bronze Guanyin figure, estimated at $1,500-$2,500.

The Kaminksi Auctions Fine Asian Art and Antiques sale takes place in Beverly, Massachusetts on February 28.

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