The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, October 20, 2014


The lure of Chinese paintings and calligraphy: Fall Asian Decorative Arts auction takes in $1.8 million
Anonymous (Qing dynasty), A group of seven Imperial Edicts and Edict Fragments. 12 x 134in (30.5 x 340.4cm) one edict. Sold for $98,500; Est. $15,000-20,000.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- As the hammer hit down for the last lot in the gallery on October 2nd, Bonhams Fall Asian Decorative Arts auction in San Francisco marked another successful sale, fetching a total of $1,858,337.

Chinese works of art continued to attract the most competitive bidding interest from a roomful of enthusiastic buyers, as well as buyers participating in the sale online and by telephone.

Chinese paintings and calligraphy was one of the strongest areas of the sale. A group of seven Chinese Imperial Edicts and Edict fragments from the Qing dynasty sold for $98,500, soaring past its pre-sale estimate of $15,000-20,000. A hanging scroll attributed to Gao Qifeng (1889-1933), depicting birds and banana leaves, was added to the collection of a new owner at the price of $43,750, easily beating a pre-sale estimate of $1,200-1,800. Another traditionally themed Chinese painting by a group of celebrated artists, Guan Shanyue (1912-2000), Yang Shanshen (1913-2004), Zhao Shaoang (1905-1998) and Li Xiongcai (1910-2001), sold for $22,500, outperforming a pre-sale estimate of $2,500-4,000.

Chinese porcelains and jade carvings remain popular categories in the market. A famille rose enameled porcelain stick-neck vase from the Republic Period achieved $43,750 (pre-sale est. $6,000-8,000); a tall blue and white porcelain figure of Guanyin from the 20th century sold for an impressive $47,500 (pre-sale est. $2,000-3,000); and a pair of massive carved spinach jade basins from late Qing/Republic period sold for $40,000, doubling its pre-sale estimate of $20,000-40,000.

A 16th century gilt copper alloy figure of Syamatara was one of the top performing lots from other works of art; its realized price of $32,500, far exceeding a pre-sale estimate of $4,000-6,000.

The next auctions of Asian works of art at Bonhams will be Fine Asian Works of Art and Asian Decorative Arts, set to take place December 10-11 in San Francisco, with previews to be held December 8-10.





Today's News

October 6, 2012

Archaeologists find the largest amount of skulls at the most sacred temple of the Aztec empire

Sotheby's to offer Property from the Estate of Greek shipping magnate George Embiricos

Archaeologists find queen tomb in Guatemala; could redefine the understanding of women's roles

Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Sale to be led by a masterpiece from Pablo Picasso's greatest series

Cologne-based auction house Lempertz charged in sale of false Campendonk painting

Christie's New York to offer one of Andy Warhol's most famous paintings in 3-D

Sotheby's to offer the only surviving original artwork from the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Archaeologists say that Mayas built watchtower-style structures atop ball court to observe sky

The Whitney Museum of American Art opens Wade Guyton OS, artist's first mid-career survey

Caroline Kennedy unveils Pablo Picasso painting at John F. Kennedy Library

Significant Winslow Homer exhibition celebrates the opening of his studio at the Portland Museum of Art

Pierre Dorion and Janet Biggs exhibit at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

'The New Kunsthaus: Great Art and Architecture', an exhibition on the expansion of the Kunsthaus Zürich

First London exhibition of the late Romanian-born American artist Serge Spitzer at Faggionato Fine Art

The lure of Chinese paintings and calligraphy: Fall Asian Decorative Arts auction takes in $1.8 million

Key works by the Cologne-based artist Matti Braun on view at Arnolfini

Man fired for doubting 9/11 memorial safety

Antietam battlefield restages 1862 photo exhibit

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 1949 Studebaker original Grateful Dead band truck from the 60's offered at Michaan's

2.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

3.- Agatha Christie's lost diamonds discovered in old suitcase are offered for sale at Bonhams

4.- Kama Sutra: Spirituality and Erotism in Indian Art explored in new exhibition in Paris

5.- Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe

6.- Empress Eugenie's Feuilles de Groseillier brooch to be offered at Christie's Geneva

7.- Roman Emperor Augustus' frescoed rooms unveiled for first time after years of restoration

8.- Dallas Museum of Art and University of Texas at Dallas partner to form new art history institute

9.- Degas's famous sculpture Little Dancer celebrated in exhibition at National Gallery of Art

10.- Artist Fujiko Nakaya's fog art wraps Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site