Beverly, Massachusetts (PRWEB) August 03, 2012
Kaminski Auctions presents its August Asian Works of Art sale to be held, Saturday August 11th, at 10AM at 117 Elliott Street, Rte 62 Beverly, Massachusetts.
Featured in this sale are a varied collection of paintings, most notable is a wonderfully detailed painting by the British painter Brian Cole (b.1939), of Hong Kong Harbor, oil on panel valued at $ 7000-$ 12,000.
Fine furniture in the sale includes a pair of horsehoe Huanghuali wood chairs with a high estimate of $ 10,000 and a Huanghuali and boxwood desk, 19th century from China, having intricately carved ivory inlaid scenes with pagodas and gardens, and a dragon and floral carved design, valued at $ 4000-$ 7000. There are also eight panels of Chinese wood screens, inlaid with jade and other semi-precious stones, in the form of flower vases and foo dogs mounted on dark wood with intricately carved scroll designs framing the central panels. The panels are one of the top valued lots in the sale with an estimate of $ 10,000-$ 15,000.
The featured lot on the cover of the sale flyer, is a magnificent early 18th century, Yung Cheng ceremonial China trade candle holder of 950 silver with inlay of carnelian, Persian turquoise and ivory with an intricate coiled dragon design on the base, also estimated at $ 10,000-$ 15,000.
One of the more unusual pieces up for auction this August, is a Japanese piece of ivory and bone, intricately carved into a large boat in full sail, carrying the figures of the seven gods standing on deck, with coral accents, and a matching carved wood base. The piece stands 31″high x 27″wide and is estimated at $ 10,000-$ 15,000.
The sale includes a wonderful pair of Chinese incense holders of pale green jade, intricately carved with trees and houses, standing 12 inches high and a large Chinese jade horse, of very dark green jade in the form of a horse lying down. It is presented on a wood base, 17″ x 21″ x 10″ and is estimated at $ 8,000-$ 12,000. There is also a Ruyi scepter, from China, of carved spinach green jade, decorated with trees and figures, 16 inches in length with a $ 5,00-$ 8,000 dollar estimate.